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Who invented the three-fingered hand?
Grim Natwick

Who invented the three-fingered hand? Someone way back in the dark ages of animation got tired of drawing hands with four fingers and simply left one off and cartoon hands were much easier to animate ever since. It was a stroke of genius. The four finger hand disappeared from animation until ‘Snow White' (1934). Somehow a pretty girl did not look right with only three fingers. But the Seven Dwarfs still had three

Characters and drawing styles changed as animation became a popular form of entertainment. Straight lines were changed to curved lines. Square shapes became round shapes. Curved figures moved better on the screen and eliminated what we used to call "Strobe" (light flashes).




Source type Magazine
Volume 51
Language en
Document type Feature
Media type text
Page count 2
Pages pp. 90-91


Id 5809
Availability Lendable
Inserted 2021-02-02