The Next Chapter

 

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Just thought I’d give a little teaser on the topic of my next article.  I will be writing all about Cinderella (1950) and the live action referencing used to make the film. Live action referencing is one of my favourite things to look at in Disney history, and it was an integral part of the production of Cinderella.  I will discuss things like how live action referencing works, what it contributed to the film, and who the various models who acted out the roles of the characters were. I’m especially excited to talk about how live action referencing played a role in making Cinderella so graceful and ballerina-like. You can expect the article hopefully sometime next week. Hope you’re looking forward to it.

Image Credit: Cinderella: Platinum Edition DVD

The One that Started it All: Designing Disney’s First Princess

I thought it would be fitting to make my first ever article on Disney’s first feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There are plenty of interesting stories about Snow White’s production, you could write a whole book if you wanted to, and plenty of people have. In this particular article, I’m going to focus on one of my favourite aspects of Disney films, the princesses. You see, Snow White didn’t always look like the princess we’ve known and loved since 1937. Early on she looked pretty unrecognizable…

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So how did she evolve from these sketches into the beautiful princess in the final film? Well that story is one filled with drastic changes in appearance that were influenced by the range of talented animators, artists, and models that contributed to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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