I was recently reading about how much Walt Disney loved the National Geographic Magazine and how much it was used for reference during the creation of all early Disney movies. After hearing that Walt was featured in the magazines August 1963 addition I had to hit eBay to purchase it.
In the magazine there are three amazing views of Walt Disney’s world. The first of these is the “Walt Disney, Genius of Laughter and Learning” by Melville Bell Grosvenor which takes a look at the legacy of Walt Disney. “Walter Elias Disney was a genius who brought laughter and knowledge to the world in a distinctive American way” sums it up. The second article and main article on Walt is “The Magic Worlds of Walt Disney” by Robert De Roos. This 40+ page article is filled with pictures and takes us into the movies, theme parks, Worlds Fairs, and pretty much everything on Walt’s mind at the time. As part of this large article there is a section titled “Animation, Mickey Mouse explains the art to Mr. G.O. Graphic” which I found fun and interesting as it has Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Chip and Dale and many more Disney friends explain the animation process.
Here are the 9 simple steps it takes to create a Disney animated movie in 1960’s technology: