Worker Studio's Founder & CEO, Michael "Ffish" Hemschoot, is also our animation director, or Minister of Motion. We had Ffish pick five brilliant animated performances that influenced him creatively, and he responded with these unforgettable moments from master animators. It is these very animated performances that left an indelible influence on Ffish's youth, setting forth his own career in animation and filmmaking. This is #2 in a series of posts.
#2 Stromboli - Disney's Pinocchio (1940) from Animator Bill Tytla
It's no coincidence that Bill Tytla's Chernabog in Disney's Fantasia was Ffish's first pick and now we celebrate his second pick with Tytla's animated performance for Stromboli in Pinocchio. A raging storm of emotion, Stromboli is Pinocchio's captor, and one of the most elaborately dimensional villains in any Disney film. His fits of frustration at Pinocchio and his elated greediness erupt on screen with the peppery Italian personality Tytla infused Stromboli with.
The video above is Bill Tytla's original, cleaned-up pencil test for the scene in which Stromboli first shows his true nature to Pinnoccio. It's just a glimpse of the animated performance, but singularly demonstrates how Tytla filled every frame with the life of his characters.
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