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 #1 in a series of posts.
#1 Chernabog - Disney's Fantasia (1940) from Animator Bill Tytla
Chernabog dominates the final segment of Disney's Fantasia, as the demonic force conducting pure evil, set to Night On Bald Mountain. The character's name, from Slavic, means Black God, and Bill Tytla, could easily be considered a god of animation, creating performances for Grumpy in Snow White, Stromboli in Pinocchio, and Dumbo, among many more.
Aside from perhaps Mickey Mouse in the Sorcerers Apprentice, Chernabog's performance is immediately identified with the power of Fantasia. The image to the left is an original sketch of Chernabog by Bill Tytla, and the video above is a clip of the monstrous being as he cowers to the rising sun.
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