Tuesday, March 13, 2012


This past January I posted several pages from the Standard Production Reference, the Fleischer Studios document developed by Seymour Kneitel and Izzy Sparber for in-house use. Often referred to as "The Bible," this is such an interesting piece of animation history I've now posted the complete document on this blog. To view it go to the black bar near the top of this page and click on “The Standard Production Reference.”

Some Background:
In my dad’s library there was a copy of the book Animated Cartoons by E.G. Lutz. Prior to the development of in-house animation manuals, such as the Standard Production Reference, Lutz was the first and most important book that existed on animation and how to do it. First published in 1920 it covers the early history of animated film, technical information,  details on how to animate people and animals in various activities… walking, running etc, plus ideas on how to create comedy on film. Below I’ve posted a few spreads from Lutz to give an idea of the book early animator's such as my dad used as a reference. (FYI: click on images to enlarge for reading)

To view more images and information about this very interesting Lutz book see Michael Sporn’s excellent discussion on his animation Blog:  http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/?p=2812

1 comment:

  1. This work is good i like it and so do others,actually we are also under the same business that is 3D Process Animation
    please do have a look.