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the  Lost and FOUND series  FROM

THE RESEARCH LIBRARY AT ANIMATION ART CONSERVATION

the Lost and FOUND series is a compendium of interviews, articles, essays and seminars pulling from content found in The Research Library at Animation Art Conservation.

•  New and previously unpublished Interviews.

•  The publication of articles that were killed or edited down for one reason or another.

•  Photographs from our Research Library not seen by the public.

•  And artwork from what has been the most exclusive, rotating, private art exhibit ever held.

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The DESTINO Animatic,

and the Fate of Assembling Artistic Truths into a Greater Whole

ARTISTIC DISCOVERY

By Ron Barbagallo - July 12, 2019

The Destino Animatic,

and the Fate of Assembling Artistic Truths into a Greater Whole

As a follow up to his 2017 Society of Animation Studies Keynote speech at Padova University (Destino, and the Fate of Assembling Plastic Truths into a Greater Whole), Ron Barbagallo, the Director of The Research Library at Animation Art Conservation, offers a full analysis of his Destino Animatic in a peer reviewed essay in the SAS Journal for Animation History and Theory...

 

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The sixth Lost and FOUND entry is a peer reviewed essay on Salvador Dalí's Destino.

Artwork is from the newly discovered collection

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THE SHRINKING TRUTH ABOUT DISNEY plastic

RESEARCH PROJECT and CONSERVATION SCIENCE

SAS conference at the Univesidade Lusófona de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal - June 19, 2019

The Research Library at Animation Art Conservation announced on June 19, 2019 the results of a research project focusing on the plastics used to make Walt Disney Production Cels. A project 24 years in the making, the data was released at this year's SAS conference in Lisbon, Portugal...

 

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The fifth Lost and FOUND entry involves unique Research and Conservation Science.

In 1995, Barbagallo published a hypothesis stating that Disney Di-Acetate shrinks about 3/8ths of an inch during a 40 year period. His observation was made in the 1990s by observing the emergence of glue stains around cels that had

been adhered to backgrounds. 24 years later, his research proved this to be true. This cel setup of Goofy and Percy from Walt Disney's 1941 feature film The Reluctant Dragon proves that point. (animation shown here is an 18 year time lapse). Images : The Research Library at Animation Art Conservation

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The fourth Lost and FOUND entry is the 1st chapter of Steven Bingen's new book.

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© Marc Wanamaker/Bison Archives

HOLLYWOOD'S LOST BACKLOT, 40 Acres of Glamour and Mystery

Chapter One ~ the man with the megaphone

Hollywood's Lost Backlot, 40 acres of Glamour and Mystery, chapter one

By Steven Bingen - January 25, 2019

Steven Bingen's new book is about a legendary place where some of the greatest works of American cinema were crafted. A place where filmmakers from Alfred Hitchcock to Steven Spielberg created some of their most iconoclastic works. And yet, for all of that, today, the Ince Studio is almost completely unknown to most film buffs and scholars. For an astonishing 100 years, this little studio produced the home of Tara in Gone with The Wind, the home of King Kong and Superman, of Tarzan and Batman, of Rebecca, of Citizen Kane, of Lasse, of Rocky, ET and A Star is Born, of Star Trek, and on at least two occasions, the home of Jesus Christ. Nowadays, that studio is the home of Amazon.com. Its story, the story of the Ince Studio, is the very tale of the birth of modern Hollywood, and the first chapter of that story begins right here...

 

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The third in the Lost and FOUND series is my talk with Brad Bird on the film industry.

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© Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios

INTERVIEW with INSIGHT • HOW THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY WORKS

By Ron Barbagallo - September 25, 2018

Brad Bird's Amazing Story,
from leaving Disney onto fixing The Iron Giant and the Road Less Traveled

"Well, when I realized that Disney was not going to be the place that I thought that it was, I had two alternatives. One was to quit animation and go into regular live action filmmaking, and the other was to make one last shot at doing the kind of projects I wanted to do in animation and see if I could get anyone interested in paying for it. I chose the latter. I took whatever money I had in the bank and I made a little sample film that I called A Portfolio of Projects..."

 

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BRAD BIRD's Amazing Story,
from leaving Disney onto fixing The Iron Giant and the Road Less Traveled

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The second in the Lost and FOUND series is my seminar on Salvador Dalí's Destino.

ARTISTIC DISCOVERY

By Ron Barbagallo - December 1, 2015

Salvador Dalí's Destino: Lost, Found and RESTORED to Dalí's Original Intent

A full set of Salvador Dalí storyboards reveal Dalí had a much fuller narrative in mind for his short Destino. It shows that Destino has six distinct sections that represent a very coherent beginning, middle and end. The short starts out introducing the image of a man and a woman set upon a pyramid-shaped metronomes that feature a clock dial. It is a dark stage where the couple meet in profile against a nighttime landscape...

 

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SALVADOR DALÍ'S DESTINO: Lost, Found and RESTORED to Dalí's original intent

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INTERVIEW

By Ron Barbagallo - September 24, 2015, expanded from the January 2000, June 2000 and September 2004 versions

Chuck Jones: in his own words, the director and the art conservator's cut

This interview was not available Online before. Nor was it published at this length. This version includes five paragraphs at its head that were cut each time it was previously published because the Editors failed to grasp Chuck's sense of humor. I found removing the sardonic opener disrespectful to all sides that were Chuck Jones and am glad to present the interview in its full form. This publication was the final print interview Chuck Jones gave before he passed away. This version features a series of unpublished photographs I took of Jones while painting in his studio.

 

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The first in the Lost and FOUND series is my interview with film director Chuck Jones.

Portrait of Chuck Jones © Ron Barbagallo

CHUCK JONES, in his own words

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