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DISNEY, Walt.
Walt Disney: the Art of Animation. The story of the Disney Studio contribution to a new art. By Bob Thomas with the staff of the Walt Disney Studio.
Burbank: Walt Disney Productions, , 1957. Quarto (285 x 225 mm), pp [x] [1] 2-205, numbered recto only. Bound in thick blue card with brass butter?y hinges and typescript Disney logo label on white paper pasted to the front, dated 27 June 1957. Map of the Disney studio. Wrappers somewhat creased and nicked, contents fresh and clean. In excellent condition. An important early draft, corrected and annotated by Walt Disney throughout, for The Art of Animation, "one of the pillars of Disney bibliography" and the definitive work on Disney animation to that date. In addition to corrections, Walt provided steer to the content, such as noting on p. 103, "Bob – possibly too much history & not enough of Sleeping Beauty in chapter III"; for the published version, issued the following year, Thomas altered the chapter to conclude with a section entitled "The voices of Sleeping Beauty". When Walt Disney was producing Sleeping Beauty, the most expensive Disney feature to that date, he decided to create a touring exhibition showing the history and development of animation, entitled "The Art of Animation: A Walt Disney Retrospective". "Ever the master of the cross-plug, Walt used the soon-to-be-released Sleeping Beauty to tell the story of animation in the book" (Johnson, p. 53). He wanted to publicise the "high art" style of the film as well as give a reply to all the enquiries that flooded the studio from young artists interested in how animation was done. The book primarily concentrates on the making of Sleeping Beauty, which arrived in cinemas in April 1959, using elements from the f … [Click Below for Full Description]
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