Each second of film took 20-30 drawings so you can imagine the effort these artists put into each scene. In the Ink and Paint department, heavily staffed by female artists, they placed sheets of cellulose or “cels” over the sketches and traced the lines made by the animators in India Ink. They then colored in each cel.
What was the first colored Disney movie?
Flowers and Trees is a Silly Symphony that marked the first Disney animated short to be made in color. It was the first commercially released film to be produced in the full-color three-strip Technicolor process, after several years of two-color Technicolor films.
What kind of paint did Disney use?
While on our tour, we noticed that Disney and its contractors were using two types of paints: Modern Master’s Theme Park Paint and Sherwin Williams Resilience Exterior Paint. We also noticed that EVERYTHING is painted, even the things you might not realize are painted on first glance–like brick and “wood.”