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Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes Volume 1 by Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield

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117 Think First….

Last week I attended an animator’s meeting held at the Hart building. It was a most inspiring session and everyone present seemed to be enthusiastic about it. I hope such meetings can be an ongoing happening. James Baxter showed a British Television comedy and handed out some material that Richard Williams has been collecting — possibly for future publication.

As I glanced through the writings and quotes of the contributors, one thing that stood out in each animators approach was: think first, then draw. Let me just quote some of them briefly. And bear in mind these are not just “aids” for drawing — these are basic to their way of working,

9 out of 10 times before I animate I know exactly what I’m going to do. The worst thing ...

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