What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

No Wonder He Needed Spinach



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Today, I wanted to share with you a fascinating documentary short from the 1930s which details the exhausting process by which animations used to be produced. It’s really amazing how many people the animation industry employed. I wonder if anyone bothers to make animated films this way anymore. I can’t imagine it would be terribly cost effective, though you can’t fault the results.


And if you’re still interested, here’s another vintage documentary short explaining Disney’s process for developing the look and style of an animated feature. It’s way longer than it needs to be, so if you’re in a hurry, I’d recommend you just watch the first six and a half minutes. The example used here is Disney’s iconic “Sleeping Beauty.” It’s such an interesting behind-the-scenes look, I am going to go back and rewatch the feature to see if I can spot the things they pointed out.

Finally, here’s an in-depth four-part series about Disney’s animation process.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “No Wonder He Needed Spinach

  1. I once had a student who was an animator in Finland. He lamented that digital had changed the way the industry worked. With progress, we also lose some things.

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