We've been dwelling on animation history the last few weeks, so now let's give a current event about my walk through today...
Inside Disney's hat building, a lot more development artists and board artists are working digitally, either drawing on a computer screen or tablet. (One artist on the third floor was still working with pencils, paper, markers and pens. "What's THIS?" I said in moc surprise. "Hanging onto the past," he said. "I scan this stuff in.")
Work is being done on software so that traditional artists who work on "Frog Princess" will make their drawings on computer screens. So even hand-drawn animation will be created digitally. Technology marches on.
And animation on "Meet the Robinsons" is down to its last few weeks. Walk down the entrance hallway on the first floor, and you can see pieces of it, glowing off the plasma screens in the big cabinets. It looks damn good.