You could power the entire Walt Disney World Resort with the passion that was captured in this podcast episode.
My plan for this episode was simple: Get these two living legends in a room and press RECORD.
And that’s all I had to do…
John Pomeroy started animating at Disney just a few years after Walt died. He worked under the three most well-known Nine Old Men: Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston and Milt Kahl and played a key role in the formation of the Don Bluth studio.
Tom Bancroft was a lead animator on Mulan and basically created the character of Mushu. Tom was part of the original creative team at Disney Florida and wrote the inventive new book Character Mentor.
I can’t begin to describe what it was like to listen to these two highly accomplished, talented animators light up with creative passion so you’ll just have to listen to the recording and experience it for yourself.
Here are just a few of the topics covered in the interview:
- Appealing Character Design.
- The old days at Disney and what it was like to work for Frank Thomas.
- A first-hand account of the infamous origins of the Don Bluth Studio.
- The origins of Steven Spielberg’s contribution to feature animation.
- The formation of the Disney Florida studio.
If you want some powerful fuel for your creative fire, click through and PRESS PLAY.
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