THE IMAGES OF DISNEY CHARACTERS
This page contains a series of links to other websites, where you can find images of the various Disney characters. In addition to the main character you will also find the other supporting actors in the animated films and comics. Click on the character to access the images.
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"The world of animated drawing is the same as our imagination, a world in which the stars, the moon, the sun, and all living things obey the orders of our imagination. We create a small character with our imagination and if he does not obey us, we erase it with a simple stroke of rubber. Our inspiration is made of everything the brain can imagine and that the hand can draw. We can grasp all the human experience, the real world and the world of dreams, color, sound, music and above all movement ".
With these words, Disney concluded in 1948 his presentation essay to a volume on animated drawing. These words immediately reveal the world of an artist whose fundamental quality is to believe. To believe in the possibilities of his art and in the ability to express it.
Disney's production has thus aroused enthusiasm and criticism over the years. Of course, Disney has always continued on its way and, from year to year, has seen its studies grow, its collaborators multiply, and its small admirers increase.
But if on the one hand a certain criticism neglects to examine Disney's art as a concrete fact of our civilization, on the other hand many are relentless in considering a large part of Disney's production perfectly useless if not downright harmful. The preconceptions are many and the same industrial and advertising organization of the wizard of Burbank is such that at one point it almost made a clean sweep of friends and enemies and created a direct independent criticism, and carried out by the advertising offices of the Disney production. This has greatly benefited Disney's film production, but not to clarify the extent of the personality of an author who by now the public judges as the greatest artist of animated drawing and, wrongly or not, considers him as the only author of allegre drawn stories.
To the point that many animated drawings of different productions are qualified as "Mickey Mouse" and that's enough.
The two great moments of Disney's activity are represented by two fundamental cycles: from the beginning to the first feature film and from this enormously demanding first production to the present day.
In fact, we know that the question of footage, in comedy and even more so in animated film, has its importance: it is not just a question of productive commitment, but a question that drags with it certain artistic attitudes, sometimes even in contrast with the style of the authors. Speaking of the "gag" and the "Slap-stick-comedy", we mentioned the evolution of language and style in feature-length comics that are only apparently the offspring of short farces. But the farce is a complete and perfect work and an end in itself as a "laughing number" while the feature film must also perform the purely narrative part. The same consideration absolutely applies to the animated drawing. The structure of this type of film is such as to determine the mechanism of the film according to the overall footage. Walt Disney also felt the effects of this law. A law certainly dictated by an even broader and harder one: cinema is art and industry. Cinema is art and capital investment.
These summary considerations briefly illustrate the phenomenon of the most endless and unitary production of animated drawings that the history of cinema can remember.