Thanks for popping in!
It’s a lovely day outside.
I was sitting here, drinking my first cuppa of the day,
and enjoying the sun shining on the trees outside.
Sometimes it’s just so relaxing to do nothing!
Anway, the wall to the left of me is covered ceiling to floor with books and mags.
The largest one jutting out is my pride and joy.
Well, since Friday’s blog is a private peek,
let’s get it out and have a closer look then!
It’s a wonderful book.
It shows you how the artists took an idea from a sketch right through to an animated piece.
Walt Disney was an real visionary, wasn’t he.
I read up a little about him.
Just a regular, working class kid.
Loved to draw.
Worked hard, got ripped off a fair few times too.
Did you know he was the original voice of Mickey Mouse?
I didn’t know that.
From modest beginnings in Missouri...
To one of the most iconic cultural phenomenons
of the 20th Century
Here he is pitching his seven dwarves!
He received 7 Emmy Awards and 22 Academy Awards !
More Oscars than anyone.
But let’s take a look inside this big old treasure of mine...
Here’s Mickey cleaning the clock.
Or trying to!
Meanwhile, inside the clock,
Donald Duck isn’t having much luck either..
This must have taken hours to conceptualise and sketch!
Yet the actual scene in the film was probably over within 15 seconds.
That thought blows me away.
Now watch the pictures come to life:
Our scene comes about 4 minutes in....
I wish I knew what Donald is actually saying to the coil when it is winding him up!!!
Ah well, back on the shelf goes the lovely book.
And back to the drawing board goes Barbie.
Must get set for TV on Sunday and Monday.
Sunday 2pm + 5pm, and then
Launch at 8pm for the Monday 1-Day Special.
So Monday: 9am 12noon. 4pm and 7pm.
I’d had better get a wriggle on!
love & hugs,