Bruno Bozzetto Animation made in Italy

This is the show reel that will be running on a loop at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco till March 17th. A special tribute and art show of Bruno Bozzetto’s work in animation as the “Animation Maestro”.

Bruno Bozzetto is the Walt Disney of  animation in Italy and I was lucky enough to have had the honor of meeting him and working for his studio when I first set out in the animation world back in Milan after finishing animation school. Bruno is an amazing and sweet person and he takes his fame and stature as Maestro with humility and grace. Bruno will talk to you about animation and drawing like he is one of your classmates, only he has a treasure trove of information and experience to share. I am so lucky to count him amongst my friends and teachers.

The “Allegro non Troppo” 1976 is his most celebrated Masterpiece of animation, a gorgeous re-imagination of Walt’s Fantasia Italian style. Disney Legend Ward Kimball counted it as his all time favored animation piece. If you have not seen it you are missing a major animation milestone.

 

Bruno Bozzetto & Mister Rossi

Bruno Bozzetto & Mister Rossi

Allegro non Troppo

Allegro non Troppo

Allegro non Troppo

Allegro non Troppo

Signor Rossi & Gastone the dog

Signor Rossi & Gastone the dog

This last original  production cel of Mister Rossi was given to me after working on the Italy Gas commercial in the early 1990s where I did animation assistance on Mister Rossi for the Bozzetto Studio. It is one of my treasures.

So if you are up in San Francisco go and have a look at his work and enjoy.

http://www.waltdisney.org/bozzetto

 

 

 

 

Labeled at the time of its U.S. release “a gorgeous send-up of Fantasia,” the mixed animation and live action feature film visually interprets six pieces of classical music by Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Stravinsky. In between the animation at the beginning of the film and the black and white live-action sequences at the end there are displays of the fictional animator, orchestra, conductor, and filmmaker, with many humorous scenes about the production of the film.  The classical pieces are set to color animation, ranging from comedy to drama. Each of Allegro non Troppo’s episodes shows a different production style, resulting in a truly artistic, brilliantly animated tour de force. An explicit homage to Disney’s Fantasia, Allegro non Troppo represents a high point in the history of animation. The film garnered worldwide acclaim and was praised by Disney Legend Ward Kimball, who called it one of his “favorite animated films of all time.” – See more at: http://www.waltdisney.org/bozzetto#sthash.xTDIoMlL.dpuf
Labeled at the time of its U.S. release “a gorgeous send-up of Fantasia,” the mixed animation and live action feature film visually interprets six pieces of classical music by Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Stravinsky. In between the animation at the beginning of the film and the black and white live-action sequences at the end there are displays of the fictional animator, orchestra, conductor, and filmmaker, with many humorous scenes about the production of the film.  The classical pieces are set to color animation, ranging from comedy to drama. Each of Allegro non Troppo’s episodes shows a different production style, resulting in a truly artistic, brilliantly animated tour de force. An explicit homage to Disney’s Fantasia, Allegro non Troppo represents a high point in the history of animation. The film garnered worldwide acclaim and was praised by Disney Legend Ward Kimball, who called it one of his “favorite animated films of all time.” – See more at: http://www.waltdisney.org/bozzetto#sthash.xTDIoMlL.dpuf
Labeled at the time of its U.S. release “a gorgeous send-up of Fantasia,” the mixed animation and live action feature film visually interprets six pieces of classical music by Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Stravinsky. In between the animation at the beginning of the film and the black and white live-action sequences at the end there are displays of the fictional animator, orchestra, conductor, and filmmaker, with many humorous scenes about the production of the film.  The classical pieces are set to color animation, ranging from comedy to drama. Each of Allegro non Troppo’s episodes shows a different production style, resulting in a truly artistic, brilliantly animated tour de force. An explicit homage to Disney’s Fantasia, Allegro non Troppo represents a high point in the history of animation. The film garnered worldwide acclaim and was praised by Disney Legend Ward Kimball, who called it one of his “favorite animated films of all time.” – See more at: http://www.waltdisney.org/bozzetto#sthash.xTDIoMlL.dpuf
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