Scene from Disney film Shaggy Dog

Disney’s Decades of Work with American Humane Association

D23 takes a look back at 75 years of a shared commitment to humane treatment of animals in filmed entertainment. For more information on the American Humane Association, and to take a pledge to be kind to animals, check out their Kindness 100 page!

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photo of animator Eric Larson sketching live dalmatian puppies

Disney Studio’s Own Animal Kingdom!

The Disney studio lot once had its very own Animal Kingdom.
How this was accomplished by the Disney staff is explained by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston in their animation “bible” Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life.

“When learning to draw anything,” Frank and Ollie observe, “it is important that the artist go to the source. Afterward he can make any use of…

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