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Appendix 1

Discussion with A. Kendall O'Connor

Excerpts, February 15, 1979, © 1979, 2005 by Nancy Beiman

Ken O'Connor worked as a story man, art director, and layout artist at the Walt Disney Studio. He began on short cartoons in 1935 and worked on most Disney films up until THE LITTLE MERMAID in 1989. This interview was conducted by Nancy Beiman at the California Institute of the Arts while she was a student in Ken O'Connor's layout and storyboard class.

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Ken O'Connor, photographed in 1987 by Nancy Beiman.

NANCY BEIMAN: When you were doing tonal studies, did you always have the color of the final background in mind?

KEN O'CONNOR: No, I'd ...

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