Single Status Update
Original Beauty and the Beast is on TV right now.
I’d honestly never realised before how rocky the animation is in a few places. Still good, of course, just more flawed than I remember.
Belle looks really odd in a number of frames, and there are an awful lot of scenes where characters who aren’t the most prominent in the shot just kind of...freeze.
Presumably part of the reason for certain parts of the animation conspicuously lacking was b/c Jeffery Katzenberg revoked vacation time for the animators, a fair amount of people (unsurprisingly) quit as a result. (Who can blame them, based on some of the stories reported by the animators who did stay on the job.) Katzenberg did at least make sure not to try this again once he realized how the staff felt about it.