What started as circles juxtaposed to create a head, body and ears evolved
into one of the most famous and beloved characters of all time - Mickey Mouse.
Leading a team of talented artists, Mickey's legendary designer went on to
create such memorable characters as Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty and Pinnochio among
many others. CBC NEWS: THE PASSIONATE EYE explores the inspiration and
evolution of some of the world's most famous animated caharacters in Walt
Disney: Once Upon a Time.
The documentary retraces the creative saga of Disney, a pop culture genius
responsible for inventing a cinema art-form. After taking a long journey
across Europe, Disney returned with hundreds of illustrated books and
engravings, a treasure trove that was to serve as a major source for the
creation of his animated feature films.
Using a cartoon-style tone and rhythm, the documentary unfolds as an
investigation into Disney's creative mind through an orchestration of 3-D
animated sequences, photos and archival footage, interspersed with interviews,
and clips from the most famous of Disney films such as The Jungle Book,
Fantasia, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty and Dumbo... films most of us have been
enchanted by at some point in our lives.