Sunday, November 20, 2011

Starlog's CineMagic Magazine (50th Annivesary - 1987)

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Starlog comes through again, this time with their Cinemagic: The Guide to Fantastic Filmmaking, Number #36, Fall 1987. The quarterly periodical spotlighted the Evil Queen on the cover with the text "Snow White at 50." Retail price $3.95 (USD).

Featured in the Epics of Animation section was an 8-page article by Howard Green celebrating the 50th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of particular interest are a few not-often-seen photos. On page 45, layout artist Tom Wood is shown drawing the dwarfs in a lead up to the deleted bed-building scene. On the same page is Fern Ahlstrand in the Ink and Paint Department "inking" a cel of Snow White. Animators Dick Lundy and Berk Anthony are on page 66 working at their drawing boards in a shared office.

It's a nice overall piece on the making of the film and it's 1937 premiere.

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  1. Haha I always laugh when I see the sketch of Snow-White as zasu pitts ^^

  2. I never saw that sketch before, but it immediately leapt out at me. Extremely entertaining!

  3. Some of those early test sketches were quite unique. I've always thought the one of SW as a blonde looked interesting.