2D animation Week, day 5 (I may go one more day after this)- let’s hear it for Classic Disney animation (40s-50s)- this is from DUMBO and I believe it’s by Bill (Vladamire) Tytla. #Disney #dumbo #2danimation #classicanimation #tytla
“Night on Bald Mountain”, Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”, 1940.
Designed and animated by Vladimir “ Bill” Tytla.
Vladimir Peter “Bill” Tytla (October 25, 1904 – December 30, 1968) was one of the original Disney animators and is considered by many to be the best character animator to work during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. Tytla is particularly noted for the animation of Grumpy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Stromboli in Pinocchio, Chernabog in the Night on Bald Mountain sequence from Fantasia and the title character in Dumbo.
Bill Peet’s brilliant storyboard for the sequence where Dumbo takes a bath and plays with his mother. The scene, equally brilliantly animated by Bill Tytla, has to be one of the best animated sequences I’ve seen. It really has it all.
These images come from the late Michael Sporn’s blog.
This is an interesting group of ‘behind the scenes’ items: Original library cards from the Disney Studio library featuring signatures from many of the legendary Disney animators.
Among the names included are Ken Anderson, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Eric Larson, Ward Kimball, John Lounsbery, Roy Disney, Ben Sharpsteen, Dick Huemer, James Algar, Iwao Takamoto, Sam McKim, Roy Williams, Dick Kinney, Bill Justice, Bob Moore, Art Riley, Eyvind Earle, Harry Tytla, Ralph Hulett, Marty Skylar, and many more.
Animation is not just timing, or just a well-drawn character, it is the sum of all the factors named. No matter what the devil one talks about–whether force or form, or well-drawn characters, timing, or spacing–animation is all these things–not any one.
Bill Tytla (Supervising Animator for Disney), The Illusion of Life, (p. 15)
Coming Soon: 2nd Disney Flipbook Series ‘Nine MORE Old Men’
As a follow-up to 2013’s Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: The Flipbooks, Pixar director Pete Docter (Inside Out, Up,) is releasing a second set: Walt Disney’s Masters Of Animation: Nine More Old Men—The Flipbooks.
The box set will contain nine flip books that pay tribute to Disney’s early – non-’Nine Old Men’ animators. Legendary animators Ub Iwerks, Norm Ferguson, Billl Tytla, Ham Luske, Art Babbitt, Grim Gatwick, Freddie Moore, Hal King, and John Sibley are featured in this special set.
Each flipbook features a scene from an animated Disney feature in its original line-drawn form, having been selected from among a wide range of films for great movement and classic characters.In addition to the filpbooks, the box contains a booklet detailing the incredible talents that the animators contributed to The Walt Disney Animation Studios, for which they have all been named Disney legends.