january 19, 1949, disney released a combined live action/animation feature film – SO DEAR TO MY HEART. probably only a few of you have ever seen this film, I am not even sure if it is available everywhere on DVD. anyway, it is not a major masterpiece, the story is pretty boring, but – it has some beautiful animation. like in SONG OF THE SOUTH the animation sequences come in 3 parts, developing out of a scrap-book that comes to life. following is a recreated combined pan background from the first animation sequence.
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