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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Børge on Charlie Brown

This just in from Børge Ring. It is not a Disney item, but fun, nonetheless:

William Littlejohn animated Lucy and Snoopy for Melendez on the PEANUTS series and recounted:

"At one time Charles Schultz (the author of the comic strip) complained: "You guys make a mistake when you animate Charlie Brown. You change the placement of his nose when his head turns from profile to front view!"
"No Charlie...the change is YOURS!"
"Ah...come on fellers, I know my own characters!"

They invited him down to the studio, set him up in the attic at a lightbox and said: "Draw a Charlie Brown in profile and one where he looks into the camera. Then draw three stages in between the two where his head turns."

At 7 o'clock that evening, when everybody was having beers and playing pool, a tired Schulz came down the stairs, jacket slung over the shoulder. He stopped briefly to say: "OK, you guys. You win..."

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Boris Hiestand says...

priceless

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 12:55:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous David Nethery says...

"They invited him down to the studio, set him up in the attic at a lightbox and said: "Draw a Charlie Brown in profile and one where he looks into the camera. Then draw three stages in between the two where his head turns."


Inbetweening is hard work , especially when you have to cheat the design to make it work !

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 7:57:00 PM PDT  

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