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In the early days of animation, only three fingers were drawn instead of four to save time and money.
Cartoonists had a large amount of work pressure, they were used to producing up to five shorts per month of five minutes. Each second of film has 24 frames in it, which makes around 7,200 drawings per short. The pressure to produce these was huge and drawing one less finger reduced their workload significantly. More »
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