See a Cool Side-by-Side Comparison of Disney Characters and the Real-Life Models Who Inspired Them

Posted April 25, 2013 by Rick in Movie News


Disney was the first corporation to put life into their characters. This was achieved thanks to Walt’s carefully curated crew of extremely talented artists/animators. These animators drew the characters from live models. The models were studied endlessly. They were drawn in costumes, different positions and often filmed. It was for sure a process but as you can tell, the hard work was all worth it. Disney movies have spread  to audiences for decades.

On Tumblr, Technicolor Disney has shared some images that show a side-by-side comparison of the real life character models and the final animated figures. It is very interesting to see what the characters are based on and how alike yet so different they are. Marge Champion was the model for Disney Movie, Snow White. Snow White just happened to be the first full-length cel animated feature film. Take a look at the pics below and make sure to leave some thoughts.

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