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Here’s a sneak preview of something really exciting we’ve been working on: a custom-built acrylic diorama by the brilliant @stinarahm! This is just a prototype of the final build, but it’s looking so cool we had to share it! What do you think?

We’ll be writing a full blog on the build soon!     

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Disney Animators Study Their Reflections in Mirrors to Draw Classic Characters’ Facial Expressions

For decades, professional animators have relied on mirrors and their own facial expressions to be able to produce the dynamic, expressive characters that audiences know and love. Using themselves as models, the artists leer, grin, and grimace at their own reflections so that they can recreate the right nuances of each look on paper.

In this charming set of photos, legendary animators from the 1940s to the 1960s can be seen making hilarious faces at themselves as they sketch beloved characters like Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, and Fred Flintstone. Working in famed studios like Walt Disney Production, Warner Bros, and Hanna-Barbera Productions, these artists brought to life many of the creations that defined the golden age of American animation, from Tom and Jerry to Lady and the Tramp.

“I was wrong, Bunny. Not all dogs are bad.”

One of my favorite episodes of Courage the Cowardly Dog was The Mask. You know the one where Courage helps Kitty rescue her “friend” Bunny from some abusive mob dog? I used to love the scene at the end where they reunite on the train. I’ve been feeling very inspired by Kitty and Bunny lately. I guess after ten plus years my brain still wonders what happened to them after they rode into the sunset.