Model sheets are created during the design phase in the production of animation. Before they start to draw the pictures that will be used to make any animated movie or cartoon, artists create model sheets for each character to be used by all of the animators so that everyone draws them consistently. They show one or more characters in a variety of poses to help all of the animators to draw the characters to that model so they look the same no matter which artist actually drew it. As such, the ones that come into the collectibles market are always reproductions.
Disney model sheets give you an insider's view of how each character is drawn and how they move on screen. There's nothing quite like them for giving you an insight into a character's personality. And, of course, since Disney knows very well how to commercialize their products, they often make model sheets that are solely designed for sale to fans and collectors. Disney also supplies special model sheets for manufacturers who want to make products based on their characters. We hope you enjoy these examples of this form of animation art. Hung on a wall, they can add a smile to any room. Or you can join those of us who simply love to collect them just for the pleasure of owning something so close to the creation of our favorite Disney characters.
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Click on the item name or picture for detailed information about each of these Disney Model Sheets.
Reproduction art used in the Disneyland Hotel.
Authorized reproduction of an actual Disney model sheet for Minnie.
Model sheet of Captain Hook and Mr. Smee in Peter Pan from a Disney licensing guide for product manufacturers.
From a Disney licensing guide for product manufacturers.
From a Disney guide for product manufacturers.