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Monday, December 20, 2010

Early 1930s Storyboard Paper

In a comment on a posting about Mickey's Orphans on Michael Sporn's ever-inspiring blog, it was asked what the size of the storyboard drawings shown is. I happen to have some pages of this paper, and scanned one. It isn't a great work of art, but it shows the sheet, a standard sheet of 9.5" x 12" animation paper with three red rectangles printed on it. The rectangles are precisely 3" by 4". Hope this answered that question...

The rough sketch of a beached Clarabelle Cow is by Burt Gillett...



Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

Many thanks for answering the question. Have a Happy Christmas and a great New Year, Hans.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 5:27:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Mmm, interesting; that;s how big they are??? They're a lot smaller than I imagined; Bill Peet's storyboard papers weren't big; and they look like the shape here.

I believe Webb Smith invented the storyboards; am I right?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8:26:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Steven: according to legend, Webb Smith was the first one who actually pinned the sketches to a board, or on the wall. Before that they were laid out on the floor or a table, and earlier they were gathered several onto single sheets of (letter size or animation size) paper in a stack... See e.g. the boards for Plane Crazy elsewhere on this blog.

Friday, January 14, 2011 at 12:44:00 AM PST  

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