Actually more than that. But who's counting?
Turns out 50’s too few a number to list all the Disney animators past and present that inspire me. A studio with such rich history, promising future, excellent artistry, and most of all very talented, sincere artists is very hard to narrow down to just 50 animators who make it all happen. So here I’m going to tell you some about a few of my inspirations and heroes whose work I greatly admire and encourage you all to study.
The above was written by Mr. Grayson Ponti.
He's got a new blog. Mr. Ponti happens to be a young man in Florida who has, between his studies, either a lot of spare time on his hands or a serious insomnia problem. Whatever it is, he's carved out a few hours to research Disney animators and put them up on a blog, which we're plugging here.
We told him we would give him a plug, which we are doing here. In return, he's giving us suggestions for podcasts:
... My gears have been moving about who would be great to come on your podcast so I thought I'd give you a few suggestions as to who I think would be great. Maybe try to do a few of the Disney animators who we don't hear talk that much: Russ Edmonds, Alex Kupershmidt, Mike Surrey, Mike Cedeno, Tony Fucile, Chirs Wahl, and T. Dan Hofstedt would all be solid picks in my mind. I'd also like to see a few more story artists on there ...
Some of these we might get around to, sooner or later. In the meantime, take a look at Grayson's blog.Click here to read entire post