The Walt Disney Film Archives

Author: Daniel Kothenschulte
Publisher:
ISBN: 3836552914
Release Date: 2016-09
Genre: Performing Arts

Making magic: The phenomenal Disney journey Always remember that this whole thing started with a mouse. Walt DisneyFrom mouse to mega global entertainment industry, Disney is the most dazzling parable for the power of imagination. In this first volume of the most comprehensive illustrated Disney publication to date, we chart the empire s masterworks from the Golden Age of Animation, when Walt Disney s trailblazing vision elevated animation into an art form in its own right.With unlimited access to the Disney archives and extensive research, the book s authors have gathered some 1500 images, including concept art, story sketches, backgrounds, and animation drawings as well as many behind-the-scenes photos to trace the origins and evolution of such favorites as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book. Transcripts from Walt s story development meetings, published here for the first time, reveal his imaginative genius in action and immerse the reader at the very heart of Disney s remarkable creative hub.This fascinating archival material covers not only the early Disney classics, but also the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies and the lesser-known war and propaganda films of the 1940s. Widely neglected musical features such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time are also given extensive coverage. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Disney illustrators and stylists of the era, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Carl Barks, Mary Blair, Sylvia Holland, Bianca Marjorie, Tyrus Wong, Ken Anderson, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy. Special archival finds also bear witness to Disney s collaboration with leading visual artists of the age, Salvador Dali and Thomas Hart Benton."

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.

They Drew as They Pleased

Author: Didier Ghez
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452158600
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Performing Arts

As the Walt Disney Studio entered its first decade and embarked on some of the most ambitious animated films of the time, Disney hired a group of "concept artists" whose sole mission was to explore ideas and inspire their fellow animators. They Drew as They Pleased showcases four of these early pioneers and features artwork developed by them for the Disney shorts from the 1930s, including many unproduced projects, as well as for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and some early work for later features such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Introducing new biographical material about the artists and including largely unpublished artwork from the depths of the Walt Disney Archives and the Disney Animation Research Library, this ebook offers a window into the most inspiring work created by the best Disney artists during the studio's early golden age. They Drew as They Pleased is the first in what promises to be a revealing and fascinating series of books about Disney's largely unexamined concept artists, with six volumes spanning the decades between the 1930s and 1990s.

Walt Disney and Europe

Author: Robin Allan
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253213533
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Performing Arts

"Walt Disney and Europe is a fascinating study of the way Europe and European culture influenced Walt Disney and his artists in the making of the Disney animated feature films from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book. Unlike many other books on Disney it is not based on secondary sources, and makes no attempt to cover the whole range of the Disney phenomenon, but concentrates on the classic animated feature films that were produced under Walt Disney's personal supervision."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Charlie Chaplin Archives

Author: Paul Duncan
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 3836538431
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Happy birthday, dear Tramp!Celebrating Chaplin's life and work as his alter-ego turns 100From Alaska to Zimbabwe, the bowler hat, cane, baggy trousers and outsized shoes of the Tramp is still the most recognized silhouette in the world, more than 100 years after Charlie Chaplin first created him. WithThe Charlie Chaplin Archives, TASCHEN presents the ultimate book on the making of Chaplin's films, using the vast resources of the Chaplin archives. Within a year of arriving in Hollywood in 1914, British-born Chaplin, playing the Tramp, had become the slapstick king of America. By the end of his second year on the silver screen, Chaplin's fame had spread worldwide. He was thefirst international film star and, with a million dollar contract, became one of the richest men in the world. With his own studio and his stock company of close collaborators, Chaplin began making his greatest movies:The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (1928),City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), and The Great Dictator (1940)—an unassailable collection of work that has enshrined him in thecollective consciousness of world culture. With unrestricted access to his archives, this book offers insight into the process behind the Chaplin genius, from the impromptu spontaneity of his early shorts to the meticulous retakes and reworking of scenes and gags in his classic movies. With900 images, including stills, memos, storyboards and on-set photos, as well as interviews with Chaplin and his closest collaborators, we see how Chaplin turned his caricature of the Tramp into a living character. The Tramp is the ultimate underdog, an everyman trying to survive economic depression, two World Wars, and the Cold War. Whatever crises life threw at him, the Tramp, and Chaplin, shrugged it off, straightened his shoulders, and walked off into a brighter future. This book includes: The entire Chaplin life history in words and pictures 900 images including many previously unseen stills, on-set photos, memos, documents, storyboards, posters, and designs, plus scripts and images for unmade films An oral history, told from the point of view of Chaplin himself, drawing upon his extensive writings, many of which have never been reprinted before. Supplementary interviews with some of his closest collaborators. Material from over 150 books of press clippings in Chaplin's archives, which range from his early days in music halls to his death Chaplin's short films, from Making a Living (1914) to The Pilgrim(1923), as well as all of his feature-length movies, from The Kid (1921) toA Countess from Hong Kong (1967) (In first print editions) a filmstrip from the classic City Lights(1931), cut from a print in Chaplin's archives Documents from the Chaplin Archives Property and Copyright of Roy Export Company Establishment, scanned by Cineteca di Bologna

The Disney That Never Was

Author: Charles Solomon
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: UOM:39015034997042
Release Date: 1995-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a wealth of drawings, paintings, and other Disney art from feature films, shorts, and other projects that were never completed, including early versions of Fantasia, accompanied by a discussion of each work.

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

Mickey Mouse

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 0786854073
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Musician, magician, actor, dancer, singer, detective, plumber, firefighter, lover, and so much more. Mickey Mouse may have begun as an unlikely puckish hero, but this favorite star of movies, television, books, and comics has evolved into a worldwide cultural icon. From musical mouse-terpieces and groundbreaking films, through chameleon-like changes and comebacks, this book addresses the personality and staying power of an international hero and all-around good guy. Never-before-published artwork from The Walt Disney Archives and private collections is showcased alongside classic illustrations-more than 300 images in all.

Walt Disney

Author: Jeff Lenburg
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 160413836X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Profiles the life and career of the legendary animator who created Mickey Mouse, released the first American animated feature film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.

Once Upon a Time

Author:
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 379133770X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

"In recognition of the significance of Walt Disney's contribtions to film and 20th century art, the organizers of the exhibit sought to present the sources that inspired Disney and his artists, and to present monder and contemporary works that reveal the ongoing influence of the Disney iconography."--p. 2 of cover.

Before the animation begins

Author: John Canemaker
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: UOM:49015002391416
Release Date: 1996-11-14
Genre: Art

Chronicles the lives and work of the "inspirational sketch" artists who created the look and feel of Disney's films

The Art of Walt Disney

Author: Christopher Finch
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810998149
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Based on hundreds of interviews with Disney staff members past and present, this story of Walt Disney and his company's vast artistic achievements through the decades contains more than 800 illustrations ranging from concept art to film stills to views of the theme park attractions. / Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Walt Disney s Silly symphonies

Author: Russell Merritt
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
ISBN: 8886155271
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts

Launched by Walt Disney in 1929 as a "musical novelty" series to complement his recent success with Mickey Mouse, the Silly Symphonies soon became much more. This line of delightfully innovative, animated cartoons ran for ten years and produced such classics as Three Little Pigs, The Tortoise and the Hare, Music Land, and The Old Mill. Silly Symphonies won every Academy Award presented to animation shorts throughout the 1930s.From the authors of the prize-winning Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney, this richly illustrated volume is a complete history of the Silly Symphonies including detailed entries for all the Symphonies along with a lengthy critical analysis and production history of the series.

Yesterday s Tomorrow

Author: Don Hahn
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1484737644
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Design

Yesterday's Tomorrow is a valentine to an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design; a large-format, general audience book, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era. If you've seen Sleeping Beauty, read Dwell Magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched Mad Men, this book is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era of Disney.