Academy Award®-winning animation filmmaker, author and historian John Canemaker, presents an overview of the varied European aesthetic influences that found their way into Disney feature films. Canemaker discusses the anthropomorphic art of nineteenth-century artists Heinrich Kley and J.J. Grandville, as well as the expressionistic silent films of German director F.W. Murnau, and how these sources inspired the visual style of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia, among other early Disney features. He also spotlights the contributions of European artists who worked at the studio, such as Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, Sylvia Holland, and others.
Saturday, July 14, 2012