Animated Expressions.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For a Wednesday afternoon that's gotten much too dark, much too early: photos of Disney cartoon animators from the 40s, 50s, and 60s using their own reflections as inspiration for their (often iconic) subjects. Find a few of my favorite shots below; the rest can be viewed on My Modern Met and LIFE.

Enjoy your Wednesday — I'm spending mine preparing for a two-week trip home (I'll be getting in a cab at 4 AM tomorrow to leave for the airport). By the time you hear from me tomorrow, I'll be at my parents' home in LA — 'tis the season!


Kathy said... blows my mind that everything was drawn by hand, once upon a time. Safe travels home!!

burntfeather said...

Am I the only one who thinks the animators look like their drawn counterparts as well! I guess it would be impossible not to let some human characteristic creep in especially when you're drawing from your own expressions :) love it!

Anonymous said...

So fun! Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Madeleine said...

Haha! Priceless.

Shoko said...

Kathy, thank you! I'm here now, and so happy to be in the sunshine.

Fee, I hadn't noticed til I saw these pictures — but it makes total sense!

Brianna, thank you so much!

marie said...

made me laugh!

Daina Ankrum said...

These are so amazing! You find the most interesting photos to share. Keep up the amazing posts! :)



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