John Hubley and Faith Hubley. Storyboard for the film Adventures of an *. 1957
These drawings, called color scripts, were used to help the Hubleys work out the emotional tone of various scenes in their animated film Adventures of an Asterisk. John Hubley (who created Mr. Magoo in 1949 and supervised development of Gerald McBoingBoing in 1950) is recognized for his involvement in major developments in motion picture animation starting in the 1930s—for example, pioneering “animage” techniques for graphically rendering motion and depth. He worked for Disney, where he designed layouts for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Bambi, Dumbo, and Fantasia, but broke away in a reaction against the studio’s naturalism and “factory” production style. John and Faith married in 1955; together they founded Storyboard Studios and produced twenty-one films, of which three won Academy Awards.
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