When you think about it, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a true animated masterpiece from an animation standpoint. The amazing Disney team managed to turn what was supposed to be a hideous deformed hunchback into an endearing hero that we all rooted for. The songs I could have done without but it also had some truly beautiful dancing animation (in front of a HUGE crowds no less) making it an exceptional 2d animation masterpiece in my mind. Anyway, here’s 90 pieces of art from the film the Hunchback of Notre Dame! Enjoy!

Why this Scene Looks so Amazing


Andreas Deja has an interesting post up about the animation process behind the scene above from Lady and the Tramp which while it was animated by Frank Thomas, both Milt Kahl and Iwao Takamoto went over the scene for ultimate drawing appeal. Iwao Takamoto if you remember was a very large part of Hanna Barbera’s style.

You can read the entire article here.

Frank Hursh: Painting backgrounds for Rocky & Bullwinkle in Mexico, Part 2

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This week, Frank Hursh takes up where he left off, describing what it was like to be in the thick of production on the Jay Ward shows in Mexico:

You can read the entire article here.

100 Original Cartoons Model Sheets!

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Enjoy a gallery of 100 Original Cartoons Model Sheet from Walt Disney Animation Studio, MGM & more… Some I’ve seen before but some I have not!

Check it out here…

70 Free Animated Films: From Classic to Modern

Open Culture has a list of 70 free animated films such Tijuana Brass; a precursor to modern music videos, this Oscar-winning animated film by John & Faith Hubley and many others. Some of the links don’t work due to copyright laws and bla bla  bla… go check them out!

From the site:

Watch over 70 free animations online. The collection features some classics, plus some modern gems. You’ll find a number of animations of literary classics in the mix too. For more great films, please visit our complete collection

You can see the full list here: