- Hardcover: 261 pages
- Publisher: Disney Editions (12 Dec. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423117166
- ISBN-13: 978-1423117162
- Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 2.5 x 33.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 217,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Animation (Walt Disney Animation Archives) Hardcover – 12 Dec 2009
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It is a timeline of learning, evolution and development from a 'studio' that originally employed less than 100 people, and operated in an old Dairy. These crude beginnings can be found here, shown in high detail with all the artefacts that were present on the animation paper. The drawings are simple, but importantly they demonstrate personality. Some say that Disney himself was the creative genius behind many of the productions during his lifetime, but I would argue his most important impact on the film industry was that he was willing to push people and encourage 'animators' into a territory that had, previously, never been taken seriously. Without the demand for perfection and learning that soon followed in this type of medium, there likely wouldn't be animated 'films' today.
The evolution that entailed is quite obvious as the drawings begin to look more and more confidently drawn, and the pencil lines become more effortless. As the book moves away from the Silly Symphony era into full-scale productions, techniques such as 'rotoscoping' (tracing live actors from film) become apparent and there is a wonderful sense of history about these particular frames.Read more ›
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The second book in The Archive Series is still a huge thick hardcover with the boards printed gloriously big. Compared to the first volume, every artist is now properly credited to their work. There are a couple of fold-outs which are unnecessary because the art isn't printed across the fold anyway.
This book is primarily on the character art and animation. Artists and animators who want to give their characters life, make them act or emote, will gain a lot from this book. This is more so than the first book because here it features a lot of expressions. There's no mistaking how the characters feel or what they are doing just by looking at their expressions and poses.
For animation sequences, well, the boards included are actually a mixture of in-sequence and standalone. You'll probably be able to recognise the many memorable scenes, like how Dumbo swings from her mother's trunk (sweet!), when Pinnochio takes his first step or the spaghetti-eating-to-kissing scene (classic!) in The Lady and the Tramp.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stunning book and great addition to any disney collection! Has lots of great material!Published 11 months ago by Lorna Robertson
What can I say? A fantastic book if you are interested in animation. Beautiful to look at from start to finish. A must for any Disney collector. .Published 17 months ago by Paula Sheppard
The definition of animation is life, and if there is one thing that Walt Disney's animators did, was bring life into every drawing in this book. LOVE IT. Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2013 by Jordan Douglas
Love this book, it is an amazing addition to my animation book collection and is always worth picking up to get you inspired and motivated for animating.Published on 16 May 2013 by James Mildenhall
Brilliant Disney Animation Archive Book. The book condition was neat. Brilliant drawings by Disney Animators. I use it for my Animation resources.Published on 17 Mar. 2013 by William