Tuesday, September 06, 2016

"through the towns, preaching the gospel" - About Animation People

The Tokyo Station

About Animation People

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was once betrayed by Ub lwerks (1901-971) who contributed to creation of various animation characters such as Mickey Mouse.

Iwerks one day left Disney due to some controversy with Walt Disney to establish his own business but failed.  Iwerks was a good  character designer but lacked a sense to cope with the trend of the society.  But, later Iwerks returned to Disney to be specialized in technical aspects of animation creation.

Walt Disney was sometimes betrayed and duped while his business was expanding before WWII by New York-based business men some of whom even hired some staff out of Disney to cut the ground out from under. The case of Iwerks was one of such examples. However, Walt Disney accepted Iwerks back to the Disney studio.  Iwerks contributed to Disney films such as Mary Poppins of 1964.

The success of Walt Disney was mainly made possible by his passion in creating animation films and other works, including the Disney Lands.  However, if he could not forgive Iwerks, such feeling must have been reflected in his works with negative effects.  Then his works must not have become so popular especially among children.

Anyway, the most impressive thing about Walt Disney is this episode involving Iwerks who had betrayed Walt Diseney to leave him but was later allowed to return to Disney.

By the way, John Alan Lasseter who contributed to Toy Story, Frozen, and other recent Disney works was highly influenced by Hayao Miyazaki's wotk Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro of 1979.  Miyazaki is a Japanese artist globally popular for his animation works.

Miyazaki once criticized Disney works for their lack of respect for the audience from a standpoint of professional in the same trade.  But nowadays Miyazaki changed his view on Disney, praising high quality of their works.

In the field of animation, people need to have generous minds and tolerance even to their rivals.

Luke 17:1-10 New International Version
“If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. 4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

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Luk 9:6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.