The NBC TV network airs the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color show, entitled A Rag, a Bone, a Box of Junk, with Ludwig von Drake

Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color Airs “A Rag, a Bone, a Box of Junk”

It was on this day in 1964 that television viewers got a lesson on how to create stop-motion animation by that brilliant, legendary professor of everything, Ludwig Von Drake, who presided over the festivities with the help of the cartoon short Noah’s Ark, the main titles of The Parent Trap, and the featurette A Symposium on Popular Songs. This episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color was directed by Disney Legend Bill Justice, who often worked alongside X Atencio on these stop-motion projects. X told D23’s Scott Wolf, “We had a glass with the background underneath it and you moved a character on it. We’d move a character this far or that far depending on how fast the action was. If you had more than one character you had to move, we’d say, ‘Okay, let’s get a system here. We’ll work clockwise,’ or counter-clockwise, either way we do it, but we’d keep track of it. ‘Did we move that one? Okay.’ Click. Move. Click. Move. Click. If you got to a place that you couldn’t remember if you moved it or not, you had to go back to the beginning because there were no tests or anything that you could refer back to. It was a very tedious job, but Bill was very good at it.”