1958 video of Disney artists painting the same tree

I Love this 1958 video of old school Disney animators going outside to paint a tree (Thanks, Scott!)



  1. Amazing document of mid-century attitudes and approaches to painting and illustration. Watching them work is worth so much. I could watch that stuff all day.  (and my output is entirely digital)

    One of the first things you learn when you take-up animation is that Disney revolutionized character animation by using complimentary colors for the drawn lines of the characters instead of black. The clip from Sleeping Beauty (?) really shows that beautifully.

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