The illusion of life

The illusion of life Author Frank Thomas
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002791581
Year 1995-10-05
Pages 575
Language en
Publisher Disney Editions
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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

Disney Animation Author Frank Thomas
ISBN-10 0792440854
Year 1989-06-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher BDD Promotional Books Company
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The methods of Disney character development, including "two-dimensional" first attempts and the discovery of laws of animation, are discussed by experienced Disney animators and illustrated with more than thirteen hundred illustrations

The Walt Disney Film Archives

The Walt Disney Film Archives Author Daniel Kothenschulte
ISBN-10 3836552914
Year 2016-09
Pages 620
Language en
Publisher
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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."

Tale as Old as Time The Art and Making of Disney Beauty and the Beast Updated Edition

Tale as Old as Time  The Art and Making of Disney Beauty and the Beast  Updated Edition Author Charles Solomon
ISBN-10 1484758374
Year 2017-01-31
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Disney Editions
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The Beauty and the Beast legend has a universal appeal; the tale exists in numerous versions throughout the world. After all of its ups and downs, Disney's Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991 to rave reviews and record-breaking business. The film was widely hailed as a technical and aesthetic breakthrough. It was the first of only three animated features ever to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. Its success has since spun into a smash Broadway musical adaptation, intricately detailed environments at Walt Disney World, and soon a live-action movie musical directed by Bill Condon. This authoritative book features interviews with artists, producers, directors, writers, actors, and more from the various beloved installments-making it a treasure trove of delights for fans of the tale as old as time.

Timing for Animation

Timing for Animation Author Harold Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781136134616
Year 2013-01-17
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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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.

Treasures of Disney Animation Art

Treasures of Disney Animation Art Author Robert E. Abrams
ISBN-10 0896600319
Year 1982
Pages 319
Language en
Publisher Abbeville Promotional
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Preliminary sketches, drawings, and ideas that later will become the films, dramas, and comedies of the Disney Studios

Too Funny for Words

Too Funny for Words Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015030903770
Year 1987
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Abbeville Promotional
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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 Animator s Survival Kit

The Animator s Survival Kit Author Richard Williams
ISBN-10 9780865478978
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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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.

Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series Animation

Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series  Animation Author Disney Book Group
ISBN-10 1423117166
Year 2009-12-08
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Disney Editions
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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.

Walt Disney s Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation

Walt Disney s Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation Author John Canemaker
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002791425
Year 2001-10-31
Pages 310
Language en
Publisher Disney Editions
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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 Illusion of Life II

The Illusion of Life II Author Alan Cholodenko
ISBN-10 0909952345
Year 2007
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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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.

The Disney villain

The Disney villain Author Ollie Johnston
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002491448
Year 1993-10-31
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Disney Editions
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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.

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

The Nine Old Men  Lessons  Techniques  and Inspiration from Disney s Great Animators Author Andreas Deja
ISBN-10 9781135015862
Year 2015-09-16
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Learn from the men who changed animation forever. Walt Disney’s team of core animators, who he affectionately call 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