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 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.

Timing for Animation

Author: Harold Whitaker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136134616
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Art

Written by two internationally acclaimed animators, this classic text teaches you all you need to know about the art of timing and its importance in the animated film. This reissue includes a new foreword by John Lasseter, executive vice president of Pixar Animation Studios and director of 'Toy Story', 'Toy Story 2', 'A Bug's Life' and 'Monsters Inc.' He sets the wealth of information in this classic text in context with today's world of computer animation, showing how this is a must-have text if you want to succeed as a traditional drawn, or computer animator. Learn all the tips and tricks of the trade from the professionals. How should the drawings be arranged in relation to each other? How many are needed? How much space should be left between one group of drawings and the next? How long should each drawing, or group of drawings, remain on the screen to give the maximum dramatic effect? The art of timing is vital. Highly illustrated throughout, points made in the text are demonstrated with the help of numerous superb drawn examples. 'Timing for Animation' not only offers invaluable help to those who are learning the basis of animation techniques, but is also of great interest to anyone currently working in the field and is a vital source of reference for every animation studio. John Halas, known as the 'father of animation' and formerly of Halas and Batchelor Animation unit, produced over 2000 animations, including the legendary 'Animal Farm' and the award winning 'Dilemma'. He was also the founder and president of the ASIFA and former Chairman of the British Federation of Film Societies. Harold Whitaker is a professional animator and teacher. Many of his former students are now among some of the most outstanding animation artists of today.

Drawn to Life

Author: Walt Stanchfield
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780240811079
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Art

"Drawn to life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. These writings represent the quintessential refresher for fine artists and film professionals, and it is a vital tutorial for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form."--Back cover.

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.

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.

Acting for Animators

Author: Ed Hooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317210450
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Art

Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4th edition. Hooks uses classical acting theory – from Aristotle to Stanislavsky and beyond – to explain everything from character analysis and physical movement to facial expression and scene structure. He speaks directly to animators, instead of stage or screen actors. Acting for Animators is an invaluable primer for beginner animators and a useful reference for experienced pros. New to this fourth edition: - 6 new scene-by-scene acting analyses of animated feature films, including Zootopia and The Little Prince - an annotated analysis of Walt Disney’s famous 1935 memo to Don Graham, regarding how best to train animators - advice to the animator about how best to perform visual references - a chapter on Virtual Reality - an online database of Ed’s previous film analyses, all in one place.

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

Ink Paint

Author: Mindy Johnson
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1484727819
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Art

Established in October 1923, the Ink & Paint Department set up shop at the first Disney studios on Kingswell Avenue in Los Angeles before moving to the Disney Hyperion Studio, and finally to the Burbank Studios in 1940. At the height of production, the staff was comprised primarily of women, numbering more than 250 artists and technicians. Today, this vital division continues with a small number of talented artists who keep the hand-­made magic alive, even with the advent of 3-D animation. In this glossy volume, featuring never-before-seen photos, artwork, and detailed accounts, the process, techniques, and contributions of the women-and men-who defined the Walt Disney Studio's legendary Ink & Paint Department over the years are carefully explored, preserved, and shared for future generations.

Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series Story

Author: Walt Disney Feature Animation Department
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1423107233
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

With an introduction by John Lasseter—and very little else in the way of words—this first book in The Artist Series lavishly showcases the most brilliant story artwork created by such luminaries as Bill Peet, Don DaGradi, Joe Rinaldi, Roy Williams, Ub Iwerks, Burny Mattison, and Vance Gerry for such films as Steamboat Willie and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Alice in Wonderland and 101 Dalmatians. The art will be displayed in its full glory with all the notes, flaws, and hole punches that were so much a part of the story development process. Featuring the best examples—many never published before—as well as some pieces by unidentified artists—Story will be the must-have art book for collectors, artists, and Disney fans. /DIV DIV