The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968

The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968 Author Daniel Kothenschulte
ISBN-10 3836552914
ISBN-13 9783836552912
Year 2016-10-15
Pages 620
Language English
Publisher Taschen America
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The Master Magician A fantastic voyage through Walt Disneys animation works Its kind of fun to do the impossible Walt Disney One of the most creative minds of the 20th century Walt Disney created a unique and unrivaled imaginative universe Like scarcely any other classics of cinema his astonishing collection of animated cartoons revolutionized storytelling on screen and enchant to this day across geographies and generations In TASCHENs first volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Disney animation some 1 500 images and essays by eminent Disney experts take us to the beating heart of the studios Golden Age of Animation This landmark book traces Disneys complete animation journey from the silent film era through his first full length feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 and the pioneering artistic experiment Fantasia 1940 right up to his last masterpieces Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree 1966 and The Jungle Book 1967 With extensive research conducted through the historical collections of The Walt Disney Company as well as private collections editor Daniel Kothenschulte curates some of the most precious concept paintings and storyboards to reveal just how these animation masterpieces came to life Masterful cel setups provide highly detailed illustrations of famous film scenes while rare pictures taken by Disney photographers and excerpts from story conferences between Walt and his staff bring a privileged insiders view to the studios creative process Each of the major animated features that were made during Walts lifetimeincluding Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo Bambi Cinderella Peter Pan Lady and the Tramp and One Hundred and One Dalmatiansare given their own focus chapter without forgetting less familiar gems such as the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies series and underappreciated episodic musical films such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time all of which receive the same meticulous research and attention Many unfinished projects among them the proposed sequels to the legendary musical Fantasia or a homage to Davy Crockett by painter Thomas Hart Benton are also highlighted with rarely seen artworks many of them previously unpublished Throughout the contributions from such leading Disney specialists as Leonard Maltin Dave Smith Charles Solomon J B Kaufman Russell Merritt and Brian Sibley detail the evolution of each respective film Realizing the Disney style was a collective project and as much as the master himself The Walt Disney Film Archives acknowledges the outstanding animators and designers who influenced the style of the studio among them Albert Hurter Gustaf Tenggren Kay Nielsen Carl Barks Mary Blair Sylvia Holland Tyrus Wong Ken Anderson Eyvind Earle and Walt Peregoy First volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Walt Disney Produced with the assistance of the Walt Disney Archives and Disneys famous Animation Research Library Covers the Walt Disney journey from the era of silent films through to his final masterpiece The Jungle Book 1967 Includes the first full length feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 the landmark artistic experiment Fantasia 1940 and beloved post war classics such as Cinderella 1950 and Peter Pan 1953 1 500 illustrations and essays by eminent Disney experts Masterful cel setups provide highly detailed illustrations of famous film scenes Remarkable behind the scenes insight with excerpts from story conferences with Walt and his staff and rare pictures taken by Disney studio photographers Copyright 2016 by Disney Enterprises Inc

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