Real life actors that inspired Disney cartoon characters

Here’s one for you Disney fans! This collection of images details live-action scenes of Peter Pan, Snow White and the Mad Hatter, spliced with Disney animations—back in the day Disney studios referenced real people in creating their animations (and even traced their characters over live-action footage—this is known as ‘rotoscoping’).

Take a look at classics scenes as they’re recorded before drawn and animated for the screen. And this rotoscoping technique is practically what’s being used today, except instead of scenes being projected on glass panels for tracing over, computers are used.

Via Messy Nessy Chic

Disney Cinderella
Disney characters comes to life
Disney peter pan
Disney belle

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.