“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever.” ~Walter E. Disney
Many people enjoy watching the Family favorite Disney movies. But, most people don’t think twice about what they are watching. Including the history, process, and some of the programs used for the movies that everyone know and love.
“It all started with a mouse” ~ Walt E. Disney
How did the Disney movie business start? Walt Disney wanted to be a newspaper illustrator. Walt’s brother Roy got Walt a job as an animator. The first show Walt worked in was “Alice in Cartoonland”. Sadly the show went bankrupt and had to close. But, this was the cause of Walt, Roy, and a man who called himself Ub Iwerks starting the Disney Brothers Studio. The trio got the idea of “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” The group made a deal with New York distributor Margaret Winkler. The Disney family receives devastating news that Winkler and her husband Charles Minx stole the rights to “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit”. Disney had a plan though, something that would change Disney forever, Mickey Mouse.
“ First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.” ~ Walter E. Disney
How were Disney cartoons made? First, a storyboard is drawn and presented to the company. Next dialogue is recorded. Then the story is sketched and copied onto a clear celluloid acetate or cels. Later the cels go to the paint department. Color is added followed by a background. The cels are all photographed with a special device. Finally the movie is ready to be released to public.
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” ~ Walt E. Disney
There are many types of programs used by Disney animators. 3 of them are Zbrush, houdini, and proprietary. The first, Zbrush, is used to sculpt and model. Next, there is houdini. Houdini is used for effects. The other is called proprietary is used for adding texture. Those are 3 of the disney programs used.
All in all, most people love and enjoy disney movies without realizing much of what they are watching. The history can be summed up in how a stolen cartoon started the mouse everyone knows and loves. Did you know the process could take up to 2 years? The 3 technology programs are only some of many different programs used in the movies.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney