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The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney's Great Animators by Andreas Deja

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Marc Davis

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After finishing work on the film One Hundred and One Dalmatians in 1960 Marc Davis was looking forward to developing the European tale Chanticleer as a possible follow-up animated feature. The story centered on a cocky rooster who believed that he himself was responsible for each sunrise because of his early morning crowing. Marc drew endless designs for this character and the rest of the cast. There were chickens, ducks, foxes, owls, and many other animal types. He also storyboarded several sequences for the project. When the time ...

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