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The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to…

The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms (1973)

by Christopher Finch

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Vintage book from 1973 in excellent condition ( )
  Brightman | Dec 19, 2017 |
  leslie440 | Jan 4, 2012 |
nice book ( )
  Joniwrite1 | Oct 8, 2008 |
A sumptuous book, well-illustrated, with an emphasis on Disney's movies, and chapters on the construction of the Magic Kingdoms as well. A bit dated, ending with 1971's "Bedknobs and Broomsticks", but oh well. ( )
  burnit99 | Jan 15, 2007 |
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By the time he was thirty years old, Walt Disney had become a public figure.
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251 Illustrations, Including 170 Plates in Full Color.

This account of Disney's career benefits from free access to the Walt Disney achieves. The author conducted dozens of interviews with past and present Disney employees and selected a great number of previously unpublished drawings, paintings, and photographs for inclusion in this book.
The basic techniques of animation are explained and various examples of story sketches, layouts, animation drawings, and background paintings - all the elements that go into the making of an animated film - are illustrated.

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A classic that has sold more than 500,000 copies since it was first published in 1973, The Art of Walt Disney has never been revised or updated until now. Seven completely new chapters (fully half the text and illustrations in the book) carry the story forward, chronicling the dramatic resurgence of the company under new management, which has seen the release of the three most successful animated films ever made - Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. This new edition also covers live-action movie production and the growth of the Disney theme parks, with the addition of EPCOT Center, Disney-MGM Studios, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.To prepare this new edition, author Christopher Finch was given unprecedented access to Disney, interviewing scores of individuals, from chairman Michael Eisner and other senior executives to animators and Imagineers, as the artists who design the theme parks are called. The book is profusely illustrated, including concept art, background paintings, and stills from every important animation project, beginning with Mickey's 1928 debut in Steamboat Willie and including works in progress, such as the feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame; production shots and stills from live-action movies; and an enormous variety of views of the theme parks around the world, with close-ups of innovative rides and attractions. Art for the book was carefully selected in consultation with the artists and animators themselves.… (more)

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