What do Paris, Disney, and sprawling nuclear fallout shelters have in widespread? Catacombs!
Sure, that’s proper: there are hidden tunnels beneath the authentic Disney animation studio buildings on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank. Which makes the world of Disney animation each cooler and extra arcane, like a hidden residence for highly effective sorcerers lurking in the bowels of the earth. In a video shared by Disney Parks, Disney Archives Director Becky Cline exhibits off the care and goal that went into crafting the authentic Disney animation buildings and the way they culminate in a captivating sequence of underground tunnels.
As unusual as the tunnels appear, they serve a rational goal, permitting animators in the years of hand animation to maneuver animation cels from one constructing to a different with out exposing them to the components. This let the animators transfer by way of the course of with out risking their artwork being broken in the untamed wilderness of, uhh, Burbank. They’re eerie, in the manner subterranean tunnels at all times are, but it surely undoubtedly is smart.
These days, animation doesn’t really want underground tunnels to flourish. Which is sort of a pity. Truthfully, each animated film can be higher if I knew it had journeyed by way of a shadowed subterranean layer on its strategy to my floor world. That’s the way you make content material.
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