silly symphony – the skeleton dance 1929 disney short

In early days because all of the disney characters where black and white, all action was shown in silhouette (to the side) because if a character moved its back arm in front of it’s black body it would disappear, so the action had to be against the white background. Modern colour 3D graphics, silhouette actions are more clearly delineated and is preferred over frontal action! In staging this is important because in a sequence with little action the audience’s attention will be brought to the item in motion! kind of like “look here, now here, wait look at this..” gradually sticking to the narrative of the piece! This is seen through out this clip! Specifically in the cat’s movement!

silly symphony – the skeleton dance 1929 disney short

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