‘Disney Animated’ Shows Users How Animations Are Brought to Life

Disney has released a new iPad app that takes readers through the history of Disney animation. Disney Animated tells the story of Walt Disney Animation Studios through the decades highlighting the technologies that helped create the classics like Cinderella and Winnie the Pooh.

The app features a collection of interactive illustrations and virtual animation workshops based on actual Disney technologies. Readers can see how Disney animated films are brought to life from idea through to final assembly. Readers can peel back the layers of these animated scenes to reveal the work-in-progress animation steps and visual effects layers behind their creation. Readers can try their own hand at animation by animating Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph using a 3D animation package based on real Disney software.

The app also features a timeline of all 53 Disney animated feature films along with including video clips. The app features more than 750 interactive illustrations, more than 400 short animation clips and more than 350 photos from Disney’s Archives. Disney created the $13.99 app in conjunction with app developer Touch Press.