Walt Disney

Walt Disney, a Visionary Who Was Crazy Like a Mouse

How Walt Disney tossed the corporate playbook in order to dream big. Here is something that might surprise you: Walt Disney, that icon of American ingenuity, was in financial straits through most of his career. You probably thought he would have been a business genius — a model for others to study. But Disney was Read MoreRead More

The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren’t old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new Read MoreRead More

Walt Disney’s 1957 MultiPlane Camera

Walt Disney explains his multiplane camera in this 1957 film. The camera is a special motion picture camera used in the traditional animation process that moves a number of pieces of artwork past the camera at various speeds and at various distances from one another. This creates a three-dimensional effect, although not actually stereoscopic.Read More

Disney Studios drama might alter the industry

Newly implemented Rich Ross is shaking things up in the movie side of the Mouse. …In less than eight weeks, Rich Ross has swiftly stamped his imprimatur on Walt Disney Studios. The novice movie chairman and his boss, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger, want to create a new business model for Hollywood to Read MoreRead More

Salvador Dali and Disney’s DESTINO

In 1946, Salvador Dali and Walt Disney collaborated on a short film called Destino. Financial concerns caused Disney to cease production with less than 20 seconds of film completed. Sixty years later modern Disney artists completed the film using Dali’s and John Hench’s original storyboards.Read More

Google Talk: Inventing the Movies

From: AtGoogleTalks – Scott Kirsner visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book “Inventing the Movies: Hollywood’s Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs.” This event took place on October 16, 2008, as part of the [email protected] series. From Edison to the iPod, from the Warner Read MoreRead More