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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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122 Action or Reaction?

Walt Disney said:

The story man must see clearly in his own mind how every piece of business in a story will be put over. He should feel every expression, every reaction. He should get far enough away from his story to take a second look at it … to see whether there is any dead phase… to see whether the personalities are going to be interesting and appealing to the audience. He should also try to see that the things that his characters are doing are of an interesting nature.

It’s not my business to pass judgment on the story people, but I do feel strongly that they should be masters at the very things we are studying in the Tuesday and Wednesday evening classes; that is, gesture drawing (storytelling drawing). A story ...

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