Walt Disney: The Ultimate Game Changer Of Animation

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Walt Disney How did all these amusing and great Disney cartoons come to be? A man named Walt Disney, born in 1901 in Chicago, Illinois became known as “An American motion-picture, television producer, and showman,” (Biography). Walt Disney was the first to use color cel and became the ultimate game changer of animation. Disney revolutionized animation by creating a color cel, making a cartoon such as Snow White accessible to all Americans, and lastly founded a cartoon empire. The celluloid became a huge part in creating all these amazing cartoons. It took Disney 362,000 cels just to make Snow White, which was 1 hour, and 23 minutes long. Disney was one of the first people to use color cels in animation. To be able to make the cartoons, or objects move the cartoonist would have to put numerous sheets layered on top of each other. “Flexibility was important because cels needed to be manipulated easily during inking, painting, and photography, and later stored with minimal risk of damage,” (Getty). It took a lot of work and patience to make a film with this long process of using color cels. Using this helped make what is now a cartoon empire. Snow White was known as “The risk that changed filmmaking forever,” (Den of Geek). It was the experiment that took creative risks and used new technology to create the movie. It was the first full length animated music feature made in 1937 and Disney was betting everything on Snow White’s success, including his house, and if didn’t

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