Rachel Oftedahl, February 7, 2007 (view all comments by Rachel Oftedahl)
While I was in school training to be a 3D animator, one of my professors had us watch a documentary about Frank Thomas and his animation partner, Ollie Johnston. I thought I would be bored out of my gourd, but it was wonderful. I ran out and bought this book, which is beautifully laid out and filled with one motivation after another to keep this beautiful art of animation alive.
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Disney Editions -
by Library Journal,
"[A] magnificent volume...essential for film collections and a feast for the most casual peruser."
Traces the development of Disney animation, explains what made Disney's style unique, and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters.
Written by the ultimate Disney insiders, this "bible" of animation has become a legend in itself. This volume seeks to explain the process that makes Disney's animation unique--what sets the work of the Disney studios apart from other animation products. Here are original sketches of best-loved Disney characters, how memorable movie sequences were made, and anecdotes about working with Walt. Full-color throughout. National ads/media.
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