A rare Walt Disney collection of original animation drawings on celluloid has been donated to the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, at Exeter University. Plus, there’s a free talk from a man who knew Disney himself, on Friday, May 29 at 11am.
The donation has been made by film scholar and author of Walt Disney and Europe, Robin Allan.
Robin will also give a lecture called Artists of Disney at the Queen’s Building University of Exeter, at 11am and is free of charge and open to the public. The special lecture forms part of a new series of events presented by the Bill Douglas Centre (BDC), to highlight the history of film and visual media archive.
Robin’s recent donations also include beautifully crafted and original animation drawings on celluloid made for Disney films. These rare items are from a period when Disney artists made thousands of drawings, which were then painted by female staff onto celluloid for filming.
Curator of the Bill Douglas Centre, Phil Wickham told D+CFilm: “We are really proud of the Disney collection and this new donation, added to our existing holdings, creates a very significant research resource on animation.”
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(image: the Bill Douglas Centre)