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9 Beautiful Hand-Drawn Animations From Disney Films

You can't beat the old-fashioned pencil and paper.

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1. Peter Pan, from the 1953 film of the same name.


Disney's Milt Kahl supervised the animation of the Peter character, and later admitted animating characters who fly around and suspend mid air was a tricky indeed.

5. Ariel, from The Little Mermaid, 1989.


By this point, Disney had individual animators working on each character, with Glen Keane and Mark Henn looking after Ariel,

Update: A commenter points out that this is in fact the work of a student copying Keane's work. It's a pretty good effort, we'd say.

The Beast (Benson) from The Beauty and the Beast, 1991.

The first Disney film to the use the Computer Animation Production System, developed by Pixar, Beauty and the Beast had a huge team of animators and effects artists, including 21 people just to animate the Beast.

Via Imgur user JesusWasEnglish.

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