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 Walt Disney's 28th Animated Feature, The Little Mermaid (1989)
Walt Disney's 28th Animated Feature, The Little Mermaid (1989)
Hello fellow Disney Fans.

As u all know, I love Disney Animation. I love to watch the movies, hear the songs and look at the characters. But one thing I really love is watching the animatie in slow motion. It gives a great insight to how much work the animators puts into their work. It's facinating to me to watch a scene of a sequence in slow motion, as then I get meer details the volgende time I see the movies.
Now, u all know how much I LOVE The Little Mermaid. My favoriete movie of all-time. Ever since I was a little boy, I enjoyed to watch the movie, even in slow motion. When I discovered...
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 The good-hearted Quasimodo.
The good-hearted Quasimodo.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Quasimodo from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1996)

In a way, why Esmeralda should choose Phoebus as her lover rather than Quasimodo is something of a mystery. One is left with a slight puzzlement at the end of the movie, as if suddenly discovering that the romantic heroine whose adventures one has followed entranced throughout a long novel actually has a lousy taste in men. There is also a feeling of confused morality, since the primary theme of the movie - as...
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 The beautiful Princess jasmijn
The beautiful Princess Jasmine
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Princess jasmijn from "Aladdin" (1992)

Mark Henn, who created the look of Princess Jasmine for the movie, had various inspirations. One was a theme-park guest at Disney World in Florida, whose long thick mane of black hair sparked off an idea. The most important, however, was his sister Beth - although an actress called Robina Ritchie did live-action modeling to help the animation. Linda Larkin, who gave jasmijn her speaking voice, and Lea Salonga, who sang for...
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 Shanti, the human girl.
Shanti, the human girl.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Shanti, The Girl from "The Jungle Book" (1967)

The little lass with a red spot on her forehead who comes down from the manvillage to captivate Mowgli is full of eastern promise. Although it will be a decade of so before the promise turns into anything else, she nevertheless enchants Mowgli as she fetches water from the river and sings the song "My Own Home", yet another fine piece of work from the Sherman Brothers.
She has little door way of character except her basic allure, which weaves a meer powerful spell upon Mowgli than even Kaa's hypnotic attempts. Baloo advises the boy when he sees a female human for the first time: "Forget about those - they ain't nothin' but trouble!"
Mowgli, though youthful, has meer sense.
 Mowgli did not want to become part of humanity... Until, that is, he saw the Girl.
Mowgli did not want to become part of humanity... Until, that is, he saw the Girl.
 Roger Ebert's Review of "The Little Mermaid" (1989)
Roger Ebert's Review of "The Little Mermaid" (1989)
Roger Ebert: **** (4 Stars)

Walt Disney's "The Little Mermaid" is a jolly and inventive animated fantasy - a movie that's so creative and so much fun it deserves comparison with the best Disney work of the past.

It's based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale about a mermaid who falls in love with a prince, but the Disney animators have added a gallery of new supporting characters, including an octopus named Ursula who is their most satisfying villainess since the witch in "Snow White."

Watching "The Little Mermaid," I began to feel that the magic of animatie had been restored to us. After the...
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 Ariel, the little mermaid
Ariel, the little mermaid
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Character beschrijving of Princess Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" (1989)

Tawny-haired Princess Ariel was one of the most immediately populair animated heroines to emerge from the Disney stable for a very long time - indeed, it's hard to remember any at all that might match her in this respect. It is easy enough to explain away this phenomenal success in terms of sexual allure, of which she has plenty, yet that doesn't really get to the hart-, hart of the matter, for in many ways she is also a very childlike...
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The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Character beschrijving of Flotsam and Jetsam from "The Little Mermaid" (1989)

Ursula's two hench-eels are certainly villainous-looking creatures: seen head-on they resemble not so much eels as gnarled old alligators, with their skewed eyes, crumpled-looking jaws and haphazard teeth. Their eyes glow luminously in the dark - indeed, they do meer than that, for Ursula, gazing into a large air bubble that looks astonishingly like a crystal ball, is able to look through those eyes in order to spy on distant...
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 The hero of the movie, Aladdin.
The hero of the movie, Aladdin.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Prince Aladdin from "Aladdin" (1992)

As is very often the case in the Disney animated features, the story of Prince Aladdin as a character is that of growth from selfunderestimation to the realization that the individual has worth and can achieve a particular aim, which is generally living happily ever after with the mate of his choice. The different here is that Aladdin tries to cheat - he makes the Genie turn him into a prince so that he can woo Jasmine, and...
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 Walt Disney's 31st animated feature, Aladdin (1992)
Walt Disney's 31st animated feature, Aladdin (1992)
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One of the great things about the hand-drawn Disney Animation, has always been, for me, to watch certain scenes and sequences in slow motion. Growing up with my dad's VHS machine, I could sit in front of the tv for hours and watch some of my favoriete scenes from the animated classics in slow motion. It was always facinating to me, each and every frame was a new discovery.

I have made similar artikels like this, with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King and now it's time for another one of my...
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 The handsome Gaston
The handsome Gaston
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Gaston from "Beauty and the Beast" (1991)

Where the Beast is ugy on the outsider but proves to be beautiful within, Gaston is the exact reverse: his devastatingly handsome exterior conceals a vile interior. His supervising animator, Andreas Deja, has recounted how at first he had some difficulty getting to grips with this: his natural inklination was to give Gaston something meer of the looks of a villain. Then it was put to him that it was crucial for the movie...
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 Lady was the ideal Christmas present for Darling.
Lady was the ideal Christmas present for Darling.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Lady from "Lady and the Tramp" (1955)

The opening sequence in the movie, when Darling opens up a hatbox to discover that the gift which Jim Dear has gegeven her for Christmas is a puppy, Lady, had its origins in an incident in Walt's own life. Many years before he had forgotten about a avondeten, diner datum with his wife, and some sort of gift door way of a peace-offering was definitely called for - something really special. His solution was to give her a puppy in a hatbox....
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The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules door
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Lucifer from "Cinderella" (1950)

The character of the cat Lucifer was largely inspired door Ward Kimball, who used his own cat as a model. The Newsweek review of Cinderella singled out Lucifer as one of the movie's highligts, describing him as a "fat and utterably smug house cat whom Disney has dreamed up as a wonderful villain to set against the resident's mice". In a long and facinating 1978 article, however, Thomas A. Nelson sees Lucifer rather differently:...
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6th artikel of my Disney Slow Motion Gifs is the classic The Black Cauldron from 1985.

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Now, growing up, I was never aware of The Black Cauldron. It was only when I got the Once Upon A Halloween DVD in 2004 that I became aware of it as there is a clip from the movie on there. But I was definitely intrigued about the movie. So I got the goud Collection DVD, watched it and was blown away. It's such an underrated classic with great characters and stunning animation. I wish the movie had been a big hit, but I do understand...
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Roger Ebert: **** (4 Stars)

Was there ever a scarier, meer exciting animated feature than "Pinocchio"? I doubt it - at least not if u were between the ages of 5 and 10 when u saw it, and could identify with its blockheaded little hero. Pinocchio, who is not the brightest char acter in the history of cartoons, wants only to be a good little boy, but he's trapped door scoundrels who want to use him as a sideshow attraction, and then he's kidnapped and sent to an island where he will be turned into a donkey and put to work in the salt mines all dag long.

I remember seeing "Pinocchio" for the first...
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The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules door
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Jake from "The Rescuers Down Under" (1990)

The character of the Australian Mr. Competent, Jake, has a very difficult role to perform: he must be simultaneously an adventure hero and a comical figure; moreover, he mustn't be krokodil Dundee. This last point the animators seems to have taken very much to hart-, hart for, although Jake's persona has many of the macho, tough-guy attributes of that hero and countless other Australian stereotypes, the core of the characterization...
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 The beautiful Vanessa
The beautiful Vanessa
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules door
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Vanessa from "The Little Mermaid" (1989)

When Ursula adopts human guise in order to ensnare Eric romantically (with the aid of Ariel's hostage voice), she takes for herself the name Vanessa. Vanessa so strongly resembles Ariel that it is easier to note the differences than the similarities. Some are superficial - the hair colour, for example - and others much meer fundamental. A curious feature of Vanessa is that, even though Ariel is in theory still a little...
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The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Character beschrijving of Simba from "The Lion King" (1994)

The story of Simba is the story of the movie: Born to kingship, he is tricked into abandoning it and then deliberately turns his back on it until persuaded door others to assume his responsibilities. Stripped down like that, the story seems a very simple one, but that is not the real story. The real story is of the transformation of Simba's character through several pronouncedly different stages.
As a baby and then a cub he is what Bill Cotter...
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 Walt Disney's 32nd Animated Feature, The Lion King (1994)
Walt Disney's 32nd Animated Feature, The Lion King (1994)
Hello again, my fellow Disney fans :)

This artikel is similar to the one I did a while back with The Little Mermaid, but this one will be about The Lion King. Now, The Lion King, for me, is also one of my top, boven favoriete Disney Classics. I think it has really gorgeous animation, both character animatie and also the backgrounds/locations. The way the animators brought all these animals to life is just astonishing!
Like I wrote in the piece for Mermaid, I think it's funny to watch certain scenes in slow motion. That way u get meer of out the animation. u can see where the animators have animated...
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 Roger Ebert's Review of Walt Disney's "Hercules" (1997)
Roger Ebert's Review of Walt Disney's "Hercules" (1997)
Roger Ebert: ***½ (3 and a half Stars)

The wonder is that it took Disney so long to get to the gods of Greek mythology. ``Hercules'' jumps into the ancient legends feet-first, cheerfully tossing out what won't fit and combining what's left into a new look and a lighthearted style.

Starting with a Day-Glo Olympian city in the clouds, and using characters based on the drawing style of the British illustrator Gerald Scarfe, this new animated feature has something old (mythology), something new (a Pegasus equipped with helicopter blades), something borrowed (a gospel singing group) and something...
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The Little Mermaid Early Original Script


It is a bright, sunny morning. Scuttle is excitedly flying toward the palace.


INT. ARIEL'S BEDROOM


Ariel is asleep in her bed with a happy smile on her face. She is dreaming of romance with Eric. Sebastian is also asleep, on the stand beside the bed, SNORING loudly. Scuttle swoops through the window and enters the bedroom.


SCUTTLE
(shouting)
Ariel! WAKE UP!!!


Sebastian wakes up with a jolt in reaction to Scuttle's screaming. Scuttle flies over to Ariel and frantically pulls at her clothes and her hair. She wakes up groggily.


SCUTTLE (cont.)
I just heard the news!...
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