Map O’ The Day #54 – Disney Process

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Today’s installment of MOTD hails from CartoonBrew.com, and depicts the processes and pathways for a given Disney flick from the brain of Walt himself, to the viewing audience in theatres.

Pay attention to the use of different shapes to denote varying types of information — an impactful representational style to distinguish the key story elements within a graphic.

I found it particularly interesting that there seems to be just as many support groups / functions as there are creative steps in the process. One could deduce from this type of view that the production and management activities are equally as important as the ‘creative’ process.

Map O’ The Day #43 – Donald ‘Fauntleroy’ Duck Family Tree

In the spirit of Friday fun, here is a more lighthearted MOTD, focused around the loveable Donald Duck. One of the most popular of the Disney cartoon characters, Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphony cartoon “The Wise Little Hen” on June 9, 1934. His fiery temper endeared him to audiences, and in the 1940s he surpassed Mickey Mouse in the number of cartoons reaching the theaters. Eventually, there were 128 Donald Duck cartoons, but he also appeared in a number of others with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto. His middle name, shown in a wartime cartoon, is Fauntleroy.

This map was created by Gilles Maurice for a group of Disney researchers, Calisota Online. You can find more character family trees or check out maps of their universe and environment here.