Frank Thomas: Can anyone else do the kind of drawings Marc [Davis] and Ken [Anderson] do of character situations and are they important?

Claude Coats: It’s very, very important. Marc’s the best example of how it actually works, and the reason it works well is because of the animation training, the quickness with which you have to present a thing. You have to say it suddenly.

It all came because Walt liked to see things develop. He didn’t want to see it finally done, he wanted it to develop and he took that concept clear into Disneyland where they started with very rough ideas, or sketches, and finally something developed and buildings roughed in and finally it started to shape up and got cleaned up and better drawings made and architecture, and what kind of rides, and the mechanics, and what things have to be, and all the restrictions. Finally it was polished enough for a mock-up stage.


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