In one of the earliest sequences of ‘trick’ animation, it showed a chalk-speak artist (Blackton himself) using a big stand-up easel on which he drew a round cartoon face of an aged man. He then sketched a bottle of wine and a glass goblet in the upper-right hand nook of the page – after which removed the two objects from the sketch paper, holding them up as real three-D objects and pouring himself a glass of wine.
Disney balked at early versions of the story—Woody was not likeable sufficient, for example—and Catmull says the corporate “primarily shut down production” over the problem. The future “mind belief” shut themselves in a room to rethink the story. Stanton remembers telling Pete Docter at one level that the 2 major characters needed to be participating enough that individuals would assume Buzz and Woody stuck in an elevator for 70 minutes was the highest … Read MoreRead More