Leica and Disney unveil limited edition camera to celebrate 100 years of animated filmmaking

The special collaboration celebrates the 100th anniversary of Disney’s animated films, with a limited edition Leica Q2 | Disney “100 Years of Wonder” camera

Inspired by the original Leica instruments used in the early days of animation, the camera combines German engineering with Disney’s creative spirit to produce a device that promises to excite both camera enthusiasts and Disney fans alike.

The renowned camera company has been developing precision optical instruments for over 100 years, revolutionising the world of imaging many times over. Leica cameras and projectors were used by Disney in the early days of animation, and they were instrumental in revolutionising the techniques of animated filmmaking. Disney’s sophisticated cartoon storyboards were created using Leica cameras and projectors, which allowed the animators to get a precise sense of the pace of a sequence.

The Leica Q2 | Disney “100 Years of Wonder” is a limited edition camera that features a design based on a model sheet created in 1937 by one of Walt Disney Studio’s noted animators, Don Towsley. The camera also includes a Mickey Mouse print on its top plate and is adorned with a special material that is reminiscent of the tracing paper on which Disney’s creators penciled scenes and characters. The camera is not only sophisticated but also appealing to collectors and enthusiasts alike.

The product will be limited to only 500 sets worldwide and will be available for purchase from Leica Stores, Boutiques and online from April 27, 2023. Priced at $5,995, the camera is expected to sell out quickly due to the limited production run and the iconic collaboration between two of the most respected brands in their respective industries.

This special edition camera is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the legacy of Disney’s animated films and the innovation of Leica’s cameras. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Disney’s animated films and the revolutionary instruments that were used to create them.

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