Maleficent Influenced Drawing of Aladdin’s Jafar

On October 7, 2014, the Diamond Blu-Ray version of Sleeping Beauty will be released. Included within the bonus features is an interview with Andreas Deja, one of Disney’s animators. Deja has drawn Alladin’s Jafar and other famous characters.

In this brief clip of the interview Deja talks about meeting Marc Davis who drew Maleficent in the 1959 animated movie Sleeping Beauty. From his meeting he provides interesting insight as to how the animation of Maleficent influenced how he drew Jafar for the Aladdin movie.

It is the passing of animation advice from generation to generation and is part of what keeps the Disney magic alive.

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