The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation / Edition 1

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation / Edition 1

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by Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Ollie Johnson, Cllie Johnston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786860707

ISBN-13: 9780786860708

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: Disney Press

The most complete book ever written on the subject, this is the fascinating inside story by two long-term Disney animators of the gradual perfection of a relatively young and particularly American art form--which no other movie studio has been able to equal.

Along with relating the painstaking trial-and-error development of Disney's character animation technology,

Overview

The most complete book ever written on the subject, this is the fascinating inside story by two long-term Disney animators of the gradual perfection of a relatively young and particularly American art form--which no other movie studio has been able to equal.

Along with relating the painstaking trial-and-error development of Disney's character animation technology, the book irresistibly charms us with almost an overabundance of the original historic drawings used in creating some of the best-loved characters in American culture: Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, Snow White and Bambi (among many, many others)--as well as early sketches used in developing memorable sequences from classic features such as Fantasia and Pinocchio. With the full cooperation of Walt Disney Productions and free access to the studio's priceless archives, the authors took unparalleled advantage of their intimate long-term experience with animated films to choose the precise drawings to illustrate their points from among hundreds of thousands of pieces of artwork carefully stored away.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786860708
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Disney Editions Deluxe Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
78,837
Product dimensions:
10.75(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Illusion of Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is like a breath of fresh air. I'm only on page 70 and I'm floored. A must for anyone who is or wants to be a animator. Classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a first year animation student, this book with only one in the school has been the highest withdrawl than any of the other books in our liberary, its the most helpful and _very_ hard to find, someone tell someone to put it back in print, THE PEOPLE NEED IT! :P
Bob_Nat More than 1 year ago
I got this book when I was seven or eight. I am now 34. I read it from cover to cover when I was a kid. If your interested in or involved in animation, film making,comics, illustration, and any kind of story making you should read this book. It contains some sound advice on how animated films work. I would recomend buying this over just renting it, if your in film/animation school. You will return to it over and over again and you need it in your library.  
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Since i was little i already knew what i was goin to do when i was growing up and i wanted to work in animation and work for disney, my life dream!! And this teaches you how disney animation is so unique from others and you go step by step!! It is truley the bible of animation!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm an animation student. If I didn't have THIS BOOK, I wouldn't be a good aniamtion student. Priceless value to anyone interested in animation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Disney has been any thing but an Illusion, his animation has given hope and joy to us all.I wish I could live my life as a cartton the Mr. Disney had dreamed it. Now that would be an 'Illusion Of Life: