There have been so many television specials about the life of Walt Disney, his inspiration, and his legacy. Living in Oregon, it's not that convenient to go to Disneyland. It's a REAL treat when the students in my son's class get to go. What they love are the movies. They can all sing songs from every movie. Our school musical is usually a Disney Jr. production of something with a princess. Getting to study Walt Disney in ArtLit was a true treat for them. Last year we had done the animation lesson, focusing on Warner Bros. cartoons. It was a blast to bring that back into this lesson and talk about key frames, flip books and the planning process.
We gave them 12 - 20 small sheets to make flip books. Since they were familiar with key frames and tweeners (the beginning and end and the parts that get you from one to the other) they had a different approach to this. The students K-2 made a single animation cel.
One concept they had to plan for is if they are right or left handed - how will they hold their flip book to flip through their drawings? Knowing this, they also realized putting details at the "holding" end of the book wouldn't work, so they worked out a narrow design that still had movement.