FULL NEW Festival of Fantasy Parade debut at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World on Main Street USA - filmed and posted just this today by Inside The Magic.
During the production of a film model sheets are generally handed out to artists and animators to use as reference when drawing specific characters.
A model sheet, also a called a character sheet or a character study, is used to help set a standard for the appearance and poses of an animated character. Model sheets especially come in handy during large productions when several hundred animators are working on the film - from scene to scene they help maintain continuity for the animated characters.
Model sheets can only provide so much information though, which is often why maquettes and 3D models are made. The above images depict an actual working Pinocchio marionette that was created by Disney artist Bob Jones. The third image pictures Jones next to a model of the Stromboli Wagon; which was also created to help animators who worked on the Pinocchio film.
And here’s a fun and interesting fact: the marionette pictured above was lost for over fifty years. The only thing that remained of it’s existence were a few publicity photos of Walt Disney playing with the completed puppet. It was eventually found, stuffed in a cabinet, in the Disney animation studio basement. It turns out that a couple of men working for the phone company had discovered it while pulling out some wires.
Aside from Walt Disney’s very own tribute window, the other windows in Disneyland’s Toontown pay tribute to a handful of other animated characters, or rather, “toons”.
Jiminy Cricket, Motivational Speaker
Scrooge McDuck, Investment Counselor
Toby Tortise, Detective Agency (“Slow & Steady Solves the Case”)
Chinny Chin Chin Construction Co., Three Little Pigs, Proprietors
Huffin & Puffin Wrecking Co., B.B. Wolf [retired]
Singing Lessons by Clara Cluck
Hidden in Goofy’s garden in Disneyland’s Toontown, is a jack o’lantern dedicated to Disney Legend Jack Lindquist, former Disneyland Resort President.
He was a Disney employee from 1955 until his retirement in 1993, and was a marketing executive in the theme parks division for almost thirty years, including a stint as the first advertising manager for Disneyland.
Herc meets Meg.
Story sketches by John Musker (Director)