The illusion of life

Author: Frank Thomas
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: UOM:49015002791581
Release Date: 1995-10-05
Genre: Art

An out-of-print collector's item since 1986, the definitive account of the development of Disney animation explains what made Disney's style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey and the rest. National ad/promo.

Disney Animation

Author: Frank Thomas
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0896596982
Release Date: 1987-12-01
Genre:

A must for collectors and fans of all ages, this is the most exciting, comprehensive, and thorough examination of what the Disney magic is all about. More than 2,700 illustrations, 489 in full color.

The Disney villain

Author: Ollie Johnston
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: UOM:49015002491448
Release Date: 1993-10-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Two supervising animators for the Disney studios offer an inside look at the great Disney cartoon villains, from the evil Queen Maleficent to Jafar, featuring full-color portraits, scenes from the films, and discussions on how these characters were created.

Too Funny for Words

Author:
Publisher: Abbeville Promotional
ISBN: UOM:39015030903770
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Humor

Looks at movie stills and drawings for a variety of Disney animated films and shows how sight gags, visual puns and jokes are developed

The Art of the Disney Golden Books

Author: Charles Solomon
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 142316380X
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Art

Walt Disney once wisely said, "There is more treasure in books than in all pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main . . . and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." No doubt Walt was referring to the intangible wealth of opportunities for learning and imagining inherent in the act of reading, but when one considers the vibrant art and gilded spines of the Disney Golden Books, Walt's pronouncement takes on a parallel meaning. For perhaps no other children's books are as cherished and collected-as though they were doubloons and jewels-than the Disney Golden Books. The history of these books began in 1933, when the president of Whitman Publishing wrote a letter to Walt Disney. Whitman had already published compilations of the "Dick Tracy" and "Little Orphan Annie" comic strips, and these Big Little Books had met with great success. The publisher proposed a similar collection of the "Mickey Mouse" comic strips, and offered a royalty of one-half percent per book. Walt agreed, and a new era in Disney publishing commenced. A remarkable lineup of talent, many of whom were Disney Studio artists- including Mary Blair, Alice and Martin Provensen, Gustaf Tenggren, Al Dempster, Retta Scott Worcester, and Bill Peet-created the illustrations for the early Disney Golden Books. The bold and incredibly detailed artwork was painstakingly executed in gouache and watercolor-media that required a steady hand and immense patience and precision. The resulting publications became favorite selections in the libraries of many children, among them, future generations of Disney and Pixar artists who were inspired to draw, dream, and later, create their own films and Golden Books. The Art of the Disney Golden Books celebrates a legacy that has now thrived for more than eighty years and continues to influence new generations of artists and filmmakers. Through interviews with contemporary animators who recall tracing the characters in their childhood Disney Golden Books, paintings by artists who influenced and inspired the Disney Golden Book illustrations, and a generous complement of Golden Book artwork-much of which was thought to have been lost until very recently-the rich tradition of the series is explored in this vibrant volume. From Peter Pan and Cinderella to Toy Story and Tangled, the Disney Golden Books are displayed in all their glory, evoking a poignant sense of wonder and nostalgia. For as long as parents and children partake in the ritual of reading together at bedtime, the Disney Golden Books will continue to be published, enjoyed, and treasured.

The Nine Old Men Lessons Techniques and Inspiration from Disney s Great Animators

Author: Andreas Deja
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781135015855
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Genre: Performing Arts

Learn from the men who changed animation forever Walt Disney’s team of core animators, who he affectionately called his "Nine Old Men," were known for creating Disney’s most famous works, as well as refining the 12 basic principles of animation. Follow master animator and Disney legend Andreas Deja as he takes you through the minds and works of these notable animators. An apprentice to the Nine Old Men himself, Deja gives special attention to each animator and provides a thoughtful analysis on their techniques that include figure drawing, acting, story structure, and execution. The in-depth analysis of each animator’s work will allow you to refine your approach to character animation. Rare sequential drawings from the Disney archives also give you unprecedented access and insight into the most creative minds that changed the course of animation. Instruction and analysis on the works of each of the Nine Old Men broaden your creative choices and approaches to character animation Original drawings, some never-before-seen by the public are explored in depth, giving you behind-the-scenes access into Disney animation history Gain first-hand insight into the foundation of timeless characters and scenes from some of Disney’s most memorable feature and short films

Walt Disney s Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation

Author: John Canemaker
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: UOM:49015002791425
Release Date: 2001-10-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Noted film historian John Canemaker brings to life the team whose combined individual genius defined the art of character animation. Think of your favorite moments and characters in Disney films from the thirties to the seventies and chances are most were animated by one of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men." Through the span of their careers, these nine highly skilled animators exhibited an unparalleled loyalty to their employer. This book explores their artisitic breakthroughs, failures, and rivalries, and their individual relationships with each other and with Walt.

Timing for Animation

Author: Tom Sito
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136137099
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Genre: Art

The classic work on animation principles, now fully updated for the digital age.

Treasures of Disney Animation Art

Author: Robert E. Abrams
Publisher: Abbeville Promotional
ISBN: 0896600319
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Art

Preliminary sketches, drawings, and ideas that later will become the films, dramas, and comedies of the Disney Studios

The Animator s Survival Kit

Author: Richard Williams
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780865478978
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Art

The Academy Award-winning artist behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? draws on his master instruction classes to demonstrate essential techniques required of animators of any skill level or method, in an updated edition that provides expanded coverage of such topics as animal gaits and live action. Simultaneous.

Character Animation Crash Course

Author: Eric Goldberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 1879505975
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Performing Arts

Detailed text and drawings illuminate how to conceive animated characters.

The Illusion of Life II

Author: Alan Cholodenko
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0909952345
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Performing Arts

Collection of 16 essays on post-World War II animation in Japan and the United States, generated by "The Life of Illusion," Australia's second international conference on animation, held in Sydney Mar. 3-5, 1995.

Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series Animation

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1423117166
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

With an introduction by John Lasseter—and very little else in the way of words—this second book in The Artist Series lavishly showcases the most brilliant animation created by such luminaries as Ub Iwerks, Norm Ferguson, Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Dick Huemer, Grim Natwick, Art Babbitt, Fred Moore, Bill Tytla, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, John Lounsbery, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, Les Clark, Wolfgang Reitherman, John Sibley, Bill Justice, Clyde Geronimi, Ted Berman, Glen Keane, Andreas Deja, Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn and Tony Bancroft. The artwork—much of which has never before been published—offers the opportunity to marvel at the those magical lines of pencil that brought life to so many unforgettable Disney characters. Animation represents a rare opportunity to enjoy a glimpse into the truly spectacular trove of treasures from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.

The Alchemy of Animation

Author: Don Hahn
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1423104765
Release Date: 2008-10-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age is a step-by-step introduction to animated filmmaking from one of the foremost producers of animated features. By drawing (sorry!) upon more than seven decades of Disney’s classic and beloved animated films, this stunning book explores the role of the directors, story artists, songwriters, and animators who each play an integral role in the creation of an animated feature. This book includes a special focus on the digital techniques of filmmaking and fresh, behind-the-scenes work from the most current Disney films, including Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons, and Bolt, as well as showing other forms of animation such as the stop-motion of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach.