Thursday, January 01, 2009

Disney Principles 6b - Staging 2 - For Mood

Staging For Mood:

This little paragraph is part of Disney's staging article. They don't say much about it and go right into another aspect of staging. I'm just including it here to be complete.

Disney cartoons were great at creating moods of all types, not just with staging, but with color, music, cutting, special effects and whatever creative tricks they could come up with. To me it was the studio's greatest skill. They spent a lot of money on creating mood too.

Bambi is less of a story than a string of moody sequences in the forest. My favorite sequence is the "April Showers".

Fantasia is largely about mood too. Here's a clip, although it doesn't sound like the original sound track. Did they rerecord it?