Sketchbook, an Original instructional documentary series featuring artists from Disney Animation, will premiere on Disney Plus this April 27, providing an intimate fly-on-the-wall view on the desks and into the lives of talented artists and animators who work their magic, one line at a time.
Each episode welcomes a different artist to teach viewers how to draw one of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ iconic characters. As viewers follow the guest presenter’s step-by-step instructions on how to draw these characters, the series will also share some fascinating insight into the artists themselves, each of whom has their own unique story to tell about how they became a part of the Disney family and their chosen character
From the creators of “Chef’s Table,” this exclusive experience will give viewers of all ages a new understanding of how these beloved characters are brought to life on the screen while introducing them to a new cast of real-life characters along the way.
The series will feature Story Apprentice Gabby Capili drawing Kuzco from Emperor’s New Groove, Animator Hyun-Min Lee drawing Olaf from Frozen, Animator Eric Goldberg drawing Genie from Aladdin, Visual Development Artist Jin Kim drawing Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Story Artist Samantha Vilfort drawing Mirabel from Encanto, and Animator Mark Henn drawing Young Simba from The Lion King.
To celebrate that viewers can now enjoy “Sketchbook” which is currently streaming on Disney Plus, CinemaChords’ Howard Gorman sat down with Henn – a leading figure within hand-drawn animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1980 – to talk about his fascinating journey and some of the highlights of his extensive career at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
“Sketchbook” is now streaming on #DisneyPlus.