The name Disney has become synonymous with animation. For over 80 years the studio has been the gold standard for what animation should look like and how it can make us feel. In 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released to critical and commercial success, establishing Disney and its animated films as viable projects and not just novelty. Since then Disney has released over 50 full-length animated feature films.
In this two-and-a-half minute video essay by film student Bora Barroso, the evolution of Disney animation can be experienced chronologically. “The Evolution Of Disney Animation (1937-2016),” shows the changes in style and technique that came with the innovation and ambition of Disney animators over time. Starting with Snow White in 1937 and ending with Zootopia in 2016, this short video is an insightful look into some of the greatest animated work ever put onto the silver screen.