You know, there is really something endearing about hand-drawn animation that I miss. I think maybe that was part of the charm of a film like Enchanted for me. But in any event, I found this gem via Peter Sciretta over at /Film. It’s a little film of Robin Williams and Walter Cronkite taking us on a tour of the different stages of animation of the day.
Viewing this has multiple layers for me. Even though Walter Cronkite had retired from the CBS Evening News by the time I came along into the world, he’s still a name that was known to me. He still appeared here and there (on into the 2000s actually), and he’s a well known American figure. Then there’s getting behind the scenes of the animation and seeing how it used to be done. I love digital stuff, but as I mentioned, there’s just something special about real, hand-drawn animation.
And then there’s Robin Williams. I’m going to miss him.
The quality is terrible but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth it.