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Animator Andreas Deja breathes life into Disney characters and more
Todd Martens

Andreas Deja is a famed Disney animator who during his multiple decades at the Burbank studio brought a reserved humanity to young Lilo in “Lilo & Stitch,” a ghostly menace to the composed malevolence of Jafar in “Aladdin” and a frightening fancifulness to the tortuous Scar in “The Lion King.”

Today, he’s also required reading.

His blog, Deja View, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the animation process. In the past month, he’s shared stories about his struggles on “The Lion King” and offered short dissections of animation classics, from the flowers with “attitude issues” in “Alice in Wonderland” to the expert tilts-of-the-head that acclaimed Disney artist Milt Kahl brought to Wendy in “Peter Pan.”



Source type Magazine
Language en
Document type Feature
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Inserted 2020-05-03