I found a particularly interesting article in the New York Times today where Sylvain Chomet talks about his depiction of Jacques Tati in ‘The Illusionist’. He says he had two different animators in charge of animating Taticheiff on stage and off stage because he wanted to show how he was a different man when he was performing.
There are two brilliant quotes for my essay here also.
“It’s all big, wide shots. There is so much to see. Tati was very much about participation. He wasn’t there to force people into a story. He wanted them to open their eyes.”
“He was immensely picky. He wanted to have control over every frame of the film, every gesture of the characters — which is what animators do. If he could have learned to draw, he would have been a giant.”