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Disney Rotoscopes: animated film stars superimposed with their actors

by | 18th, June 2013

MANY Disney cartoons  were made by Rotoscoping? What’s that then? Wikipedia tells us:

“Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over footage, frame by frame, for use in live-action and animated films.”

Here are classic Disney characters superimposed onto the actors who played them:

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Things get reused:


The inventors:



A new process for animating human characters to eliminate jittering on the screen has been developed by the Walt Lantz Cartoon Studios. The new process promotes a smooth, consecutive movement of the screen characters and has given good results in dances by projecting the live action of humans doing a specialty dance. Key positions of the dancers are projected on the rotoscope, and the intermediate action is created by the animators, thereby giving an original technique to the dance. Lantz says that

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