Friday, December 21, 2007

The Old Mill - Groundbreaking Disney Cartoon

I had never seen this. At the time (1937), it was a huge breakthrough in animation.

This cartoon was groundbreaking as it was the first use of Disney's multiplane camera. It featured realistic depiction of animals, complex color and lighting, 3D effects, and detailed weather effects.

The techniques learned in the making of this short were used in subsequent Disney productions, especially Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi.



via videosift.com


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