Patricia Zohn on Walt Disney Animators (March 2010) Entertainment & Culture: vanityfair.com
I so enjoyed reading this article in my March 2010 Vanity Fair magazine, which came in the mail yesterday.
It chronicles the lives of several young women who were responsible for painting the beautiful colors into thousands of "cels", or sheets for filmmaking.
They worked relentlessly and put in at least 16-20 hour days for months at a time just to get the right colors of paint on characters like Mickey Mouse and Snow White.
Speaking of Snow White, they were able to make her otherwise dull black hair come alive with some highlights, and her cheeks were made rosy with a beautiful pink paint flush.
So much of what these ladies did is now digitized, but their artistic talent and precision deserve special accolades and were indeed prized by Walt Disney himself.
In fact, these full color animated pictures could not have been made possible without these colorful gals!
Live in color,