as far as I remember this amazing pan from disney’s SNOW WHITE still exists in the disney archives in glendale, the ARL. but – during the 90s it got damaged in the upper right corner by water that was dripping from the ceiling in the basement below the animation building in the ‘old’ original disney studios on buena vista. it is a pretty long pan, about 1m long, painted in watercolor. I don’t know the name of the background artist, but it was a MASTER. the overall color choices, the reflective colors, interpretation of the different elements, the stones and foliage, the handling of light and shadow is superb. unfortunately I never had a chance to see the original layout for this BG, but I can imagine how well done it must have been as well. as you might see, the camera is tracking in during the diagonal pan to the right, it gets closer to the window in the center and then goes back to the bigger fieldsize when reaching the balcony.
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