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Animated Life by Floyd Norman

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Disney's Night School

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The Walt Disney Studios

Our work often continued into the evening.

Animation Master Class

Did you know that Walt Disney Studios once provided what could be considered the finest animation course ever offered? That's right, kids. If you've shelled out the big bucks for an animation education at such institutions as California Institute of the Arts or Sheridan College, you might be surprised to learn that Disney once provided all this and more—at absolutely no cost.

What was this animation course? Well, back in the 1950s, Disney's animation staff included 600 talented artists, most of whom were laboring away on Sleeping Beauty. The rest divided their time on the ABC television show Disneyland or the rapidly diminishing ...

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