Walt Disney Studio Bulletin No. 12 : How to Catch, Build and Maintain the Interest of Spectator in the Picture

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From the collection of Hans Perk at A. Film L.A. and reprinted here with his permission.

put over the situation. The dark grim backgrounds in this picture visibly affected Pluto and increased his uneasiness and fear. The music, designs, and color schemes of the backgrounds put the audience in the mood for doe weird business. (Brightman)

28. Music to express mood, atmosphere and idea.

MUSIC LAND is a good example of what can be done to express atmosphere by music. In portraying dignified characters and locale, heavy pompous music as opposed to the light jazz used to accompany more frivolous types. At the end there was a blend of the classics and jazz to symbolize the conciliation of the two. (Miller)

The instrumental conversations in MUSIC LAND demonstrate the use of music in gags and the contrast between the two types of music present clearly the background of the two islands. (Algar)

29. Sound for comical effects.

MICKEY'S CIRCUS - bowling alley sound.

ROBBER KITTEN - Kitten's voice breaking.

GRAND OPERA. Clara Cluck's singing in this and ORPHAN'S BENEFIT. (Algar)

ORPHAN'S PICNIC - The buzzing of the bee announced that Donald had swallowed it. (Kahl)

30. Dramatic and comical use of color.

ELMER ELEPHANT blushes when Tillie kisses him, an index to his very shy nature. (Bianca)

ON ICE - The color of the ice and background gave the spectator the feeling of cold which helped put over the idea of the skating story.

GRASSHOPPER - turned blue with cold. (Pfeiffer)

The backgrounds in JUDGEMENT DAY through their heavy sombrous colors created a rather depressing effect. In WATER BABIES, the soft blues and pastel colors maintained the illusion of peaceful fantasy.

In FLYING MOUSE contrast the sunny atmosphere, blue sky with the gloomy darkness of the bat's cave. (Miller)