Rubber Hose Style Characters from Get a Horse

From the Animation Archive:

To create new model sheets for each of the characters in “Get A Horse!,” Disney Animation hand-drawn artist Eric Goldberg studied early Mickey films.

The Animation Archive website is a treasure trove of animation related artwork: Check it out.

Model Sheets by Eric Larson:

Also see: This post on the a video game under development that nails the look of early to mid 1930s animation style.

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Fleischer Animation Studio in the 1930s

The Miami studio in 1939 to be exact. We’re still in the 1920s in our journey through the history of animation, but I saw these gifs on twostriptechnicolor and had to share them here. We’ll learn a great deal more about the Fleischer Studio over the next few months. Koko the Clown will eventually be joined by Bimbo the Dog and Betty (the) Boop, followed by the biggest success at the studio: Popeye the Sailor. Make sure to read the full post below to see all the images.

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Shigeru Miyamoto on Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1

Legendary developers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka talk about aspects of game design from the iconic level 1-1 from the original Super Mario Bros. game.  Miyamato explains how they designed the level in a way that allows players to better understand how the game elements and mechanics work together.

Extra Reading: Excellent analysis from Anna Anthropy on Super Mario level design here and here.

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