How did old hand-drawn animation achieve such consistent color?

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Mainly wondering how they avoided discoloration or the presence of brushstrokes. Thanks!


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Excellent question, OP. Anecdotally, years ago (I’m in my 50’s), I took a basic animation class taught by a guy who worked on Sleeping Beauty. He was the biggest ass I’ve ever met, and I don’t think he actually did anything but tell (with obvious nostalgia) stories of the male Disney animators getting into friendly fistfights after work, playing pranks on each other, or making fun of any woman dumb enough to want to do what they did. In hindsight, I’m betting he had a very minor role and never got to see the inside of the studio again, which would explain why he never actually taught us anything.

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