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Title: US4569577: Photographic animation transfer process
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Spencer, David W.; North Hollywood, CA

Assignee: Walt Disney Productions, Burbank, CA
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Published / Filed: 1986-02-11 / 1984-05-17

Application Number: US1984000611422

IPC Code: Advanced: G03B 15/08;
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IPC-7: G03B 21/32;

U.S. Class: Current: 352/087; 352/051; 355/077;
Original: 352/087; 352/051; 355/077;

Field of Search: 352/087,50,51,52 355/122,123,77

Priority Number:
1984-05-17  US1984000611422

Abstract: A photographic process is provided for transferring an animation sketch or the like from paper onto a transparent cell for use in making animated motion pictures and the like. The animation sketch on paper is photographed to produce a negative of the sketch which is then used as a mask during exposure of a transparent cell bearing a light-sensitive dye film of selected color. Masked portions of the dye film are removed from the cell leaving the exposed cured portions defining a replica of the animation sketch to form a so-called cartoon cell. The thus-formed cartoon cell is backed-up with color as required and composited with other cells having other sketches transferred thereto to form an animation scene.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Fulwider, Patton, Rieber, Lee & Utecht ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Hayes, Monroe H.;

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First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A photographic animation transfer process, comprising the steps of:
  • photographing a sketch and producing a negative of the sketch;
  • placing the negative as a mask over a transparent cell sheet having a light-sensitive dye film thereon;
  • exposing the negative and underlying dye film-bearing cell sheet to light of a wave length selected for curing of the dye film; and
  • removing masked unexposed portions of the dye film from the cell sheet leaving exposed cured portions of the dye film on the cell sheet in a pattern forming a replica of the sketch.

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