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Featuring 1,500 images from the “Golden Age of Animation,” this volume covers each of the major animated features made during Walt’s lifetime as well as lesser-known experimental short films, episodic musical films, and unfinished projects. Rare behind-the-scenes photos, story sketches, and cel setups of famous film scenes are included in this publication which was produced with unprecedented access to the Walt Disney Archives and Disney’s famous Animation Research Library.
Art Edition, limited to 2,500 copies, with facsimiles of Fantasia storyboard sketches and portfolio of five cel setups from the Silly Symphonies
The book brings focus to each of the major animated features made during Walt’s lifetime, including Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians, without forgetting the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies series, underappreciated episodic musical films such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time, and many unfinished projects, such as proposed sequels to Fantasia or a homage to Davy Crockett by painter Thomas Hart Benton.
With extensive research conducted through the 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. These original artworks are accompanied by cel setups of famous film scenes, rare pictures from Disney photographers, and fascinating excerpts from story conferences between Walt and his staff. Throughout, contributions from leading Disney specialists detail the evolution of each film and honor 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.
This definitive Art Edition, limited to 2,500 copies, comes with its own facsimile of a 64-page color storyboard designed for Mickey Mouse’s legendary appearance in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” in Fantasia and stunning facsimile portfolio of five masterful cel setups from the Silly Symphonies cartoon musicals, offering remarkable testimony to the love of detail that was built into each Disney frame.
- First volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Disney animation.
- Limited to 2,500 copies.
- Presented in a clamshell box with facsimile portfolio of 5 cel setups from the Silly Symphonies and a 64-page facsimile reproduction of color sketches for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Fantasia, many of them designed by legendary Disney artist Tom Codrick.
- Produced with the assistance of the Walt Disney Archives and Disney’s 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 postwar 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.
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The Walt Disney Film Archives. The Animated Movies 1921–1968