Okay so I don’t know if I’m just slow or what, but I JUST realized something about this scene that I never picked up before.
Yen Sid smiles here.
It’s really easy to miss, and I always thought Mickey was just smiling up at him here to be like “I’m cute, right? You can’t be mad at me, right?” But no, it’s like Yen Sid realizes and appreciates this Mickey is eager and curious, and him doing stupid stuff like this is like that of any growing child and having those traits is something to be valued. And yet he does give him a pop to the backside on the way out. So then this scene ends on both a note of “Yeah, we’re still cool,” and “Don’t. DO THAT. Again.”
It just means so much to me especially when you consider how Yen Sid was supposed to represent Walt and the studio’s been focusing on that so much more recently especially in the parks like in Mickey & the Magical Map and then you start seeing The Sorcerer’s Apprentice as one of Mickey’s misadventures growing up before Walt passed on the torch to him 26 years later and uuuuugh excuse me I gotta go cry now.
Original model sheet for Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice segment of Walt Disney’s Fantasia (1940).
The drawings in this model sheet were done by supervising animator Fred Moore. Moore redesigned Mickey Mouse for TheSorcerer’s Apprentice, giving him eyes with pupils for the first time, and a more
I compiled and uploaded this pencil test of an amazing Riley Thompson
scene over two years ago from drawings the late Michael Sporn posted on
his Splog. I held off sharing this for when I could do a nice write up
about it somewhere, but I haven’t had the heart or confidence to write
anything substantial these last few years, so I’m just gonna post it for
you guys to enjoy without any of my long-winded, senseless ramblings..
Besides, I honestly think some of you guys are observant enough to know why this animation is
pretty freaking gorgeous. Whenever I needed a little inspiration boost,
I’d pop open this Quicktime and scroll through it frame-by-frame to get me pumped to
animate again. It encompasses everything I love about animation into one
20-second chunk. It covers all the bases; solid drawing, clarity, weight, arcs, emotion, pantomime… it’s breathtaking.
Hey you! We all know the 7D’s last episode is in November but just because it’s ending doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch it!
Why should you watch the 7D?
ITS ADORABLE! So many lovably characters to choose from!
This show has a great cast and crew and is filled with adorable dwarfs, laughs, cute designs, catchy songs, and beautiful backgrounds! It even has some intense moments. The season 1 final was incredible!
Ok but not only is it funny and cute, IT MAKES REFERENCES TO THE ORIGINAL MOVIE DO YOU KNOW HOW GREAT THAT IS
Recognize this? It’s based off a deleted scene from the original Disney film Snow White and the seven dwarfs! The 7D make Queen Delightful a bed just like how the Seven Dwarfs made Snow White a bed in the deleted scene
Now THIS one was a very cool idea! This is suppose to be based off of Fantasia. During the making of Fantasia Dopey was going to play the role as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice before Mickey Mouse was chosen. It was really cool how they added this in. I thought this was really awesome!
There are so many other shows out there but this show has brought so much happiness to me. It would ALWAYS cheer me up when I was having a bad day.
I’m pretty sure that goes for a lot of other fans too!