This is a great article with wonderful imagery about animation and sketching!
Walt Disney’s South American Research Trip
You know you have a pretty cool job when your boss offers you a ten week tour around South America and sketch inspiration for your next cartoon as you visit beautiful beaches, exotic cultures and remote landscapes. In 1941, before America entered the war, Walt Disney took a group of sixteen of his best animators and composers to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, as part of a goodwill tour commissioned by the United States Department of State. As well as exercising the Good Neighbour Policy, the trip was intended to lead to a new animated movie that could be shown in Central and South America to celebrate (and secure) their friendly relationship. The film would be called, Saludos Amigos.
Let’s tag along with LIFE photographer Hart Preston, who was sent to document these ten weeks and the wonderful animations that they inspired…
Here’s hoping MessyNessy will love the folks I send over!
Those were the days, eh? Gorgeous.
Jillanne and Susan — yes, this was a fun article — I am happy to pass htings like this along!