By Noell K. Wolfgram Evans
Within the phrases of Walt Disney, "Animation can clarify regardless of the brain of guy can conceive." half biography, half heritage, half creative observation, this quantity seems at a number of significant figures within the box of animation and discusses how their contributions to the artwork of animation have affected the process the industry--and in lots of circumstances, had an instantaneous impression on pop culture as an entire. those proficient artists are divided into numerous classifications: Idealists (Art Babbitt, John Hubley); Mavericks (John Kricfalusi, Terry Gilliam); Technicians (the Fleischer Brothers); affects (Frank Tashlin, Matt Groening, Ray Harryhausen, Ed Benedict); Trailblazers (Lotte Rieniger, Lillian Friedman); Teller of stories (Henry Selick); academics (George Newall, Tom Yohe, the FMPU); and Storytellers (Joe furnish, invoice Scott, Michael Maltese). every one animator is represented by means of an inventory of his or her key motion pictures and awards.
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It was at this time that Gilliam started experimenting with animation. His work was just that, experimental and probably more artistic expression than anything else. He and friends used to go to ﬁlm studios and gather up any blank ﬁlm stock they could ﬁnd in the trash. They would take it home and draw on the frames. 8 Gilliam worked at Help! until ﬁnancial issues shut the magazine down. He then moved back to California, where he worked in advertising for a while before he jumped at an opportunity in 1967 to move with his girlfriend (a reporter) to Europe.
One day he was presented with an idea for a fumetti — a story about a man who lusted after a doll. Not only did he love the idea, but he also thought that he knew the perfect comedian, one who had the perfect mix of gravity and goofy. Just a few weeks earlier he had seen the Broadway production of the Cambridge Circus, a revue from England. Among the performers in the show was one John Cleese. During a down period for the show, Cleese agreed to star in the fumetti, and in that a seed was planted for much greater things.
That takes us to Disney. Walt Disney and Terry Gilliam aren’t names you might normally link together; for Gilliam, though, Disney and his studio’s output appear at key moments in his life and career. ” When pressed for what it was about the works of the Disney Studios that captivated him, he’s cited the visual power and detail. “The Disney universe is complete, complex. Compared to Disney, Chuck Jones was a joke. Disney is far superior. ”5 Many artists cite Disney as an inﬂuence only to turn away from the Disney aesthetic as they grow their talents.