Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dwarf Story Meeting Notes, December 8, 1936

It's 7:00 pm on a Tuesday night. For the next three hours, 26 guys are going to lock themselves into Disney Studio Projection Room #4 to discuss--with the seriousness of solving the world's most dire problems--the personalities and characteristics of the Seven Dwarfs.

In attendance were the film's supervising director David Hand, sequence directors Wilfred Jackson and Perce Pearce, dwarf supervising animators Fred Moore and Bill Tytla , animators Art Babbitt and Ham Luske, plus future "nine old men" Les Clark, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, to name just a few. Walt Disney, however was not present for this one.

These notes from December 8, 1936 offer a window into the Golden Age of animation as it was happening. Originally they were uploaded by Michael Sporn at his excellent Splog site. Now on the 75th anniversary of this meeting, these pages are re-posted here for your reading enjoyment.  


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6 comments:

  1. WOW! IT's amazing to see this NEAT history!!!!

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  2. Oh wow that's amazing! Also... lovely blog you have!

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  3. Thanks Azure! I'm a fan of Alice's blue caterpillar too.

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  4. Very cool stuff!! Linking this page to my Dec 8 info.

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