While the ballroom scene in Beauty and the Beast is a breathtaking moment in the story, it is also a very important moment in the history of animation. This is because the ballroom scene combined the traditional animation of the characters, with the computer generated animation of the background in order to perform a dolly shot which, up until that time, would have been impossible to achieve without the CAPS program invented by Pixar animation. In his Disney Fine Art painting, Rising in the East, Rob Kaz dwarves Beauty and her Beast by a large window, perhaps suggesting the underlying importance of this scene and how it marks the intersection of both hand-drawn and computer generated animation.
Rob Kaz - Rising in the East
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