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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Tytla Speaks on Forms vs. Forces (II)   --Action Analysis Class of June 28st, 1937

The second half of this most fascinating Action Analysis Class.

Geiss, Magro, Klein and Culhane speak up just as they did the week before. We also hear [whom I suspect to be layout man Dave] Rose [(1910-2006)] and Tytla's First Assistant, Bill Shull (1902-1989).

In this part we not only hear more about the subject at hand, we also get an insight in Tytla's days in animation at Paul Terry's studio on the East Coast before he came to Disney. When Tytla elaborates on the many possibilities Walt Disney provided for his artists, we learn that Paul Terry made money and not pencil tests, and that Tytla and Art Babbitt were derided when they tried to do model drawing, as "anyone who goes to art school is a homo, Bolshevik"...1
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(1For good measure let me mention that this last bit about the model class attempt is also found on page 176 of Neil Gabler's less-than-great book, as a quote from an article about Tytla written by John Canemaker. No mention of this Action Analysis Class.)

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Anonymous Jeff says...

Hans did grant my wish--Tytla discussing how he handled the dwarfs performing the same action but in different ways dictated by their individual characters!!!

Now, to the Snow White DVD for study...

Hans--much thanks again!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 7:22:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Ryan Davies says...

This Tytla stuff is pure gold! I don't know where you get these treasures, but whatever you do, keep postin' them! Thanks for sharing

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 4:14:00 PM PST  

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