Animated Expressions.

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!


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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

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



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