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They Drew As they Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years (The 1940s - Part One)

They Drew As they Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years (The 1940s - Part One)


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The 1940s ushered in an era of musical experimentation and innovation at the Walt Disney Studios. Artists from all over the world flocked to California to be part of the magic, and their groundbreaking styles influenced such classics as Dumbo and Bambi as well as shaped the masterpieces that followed such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. For this volume, author Didier Ghez has unearthed hundreds of enchanting images—from early sketches to polished concepts for iconic features—by five exceptional artists who shaped the style of the Studio's animation during this period of unbridled creativity. With evocative descriptions and excerpts from the artists' journals and autobiographies, this magnificent collection offers a rare look at the visionaries who breathed life into some of the most beloved films of our time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452137445
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Disney x Chronicle Books Series , #2
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 630,321
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Didier Ghez is the author of Disney's Grand Tour, Disneyland Paris, and They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age: The 1930s. He lives in Florida.

John Musker is a 38-year veteran of Walt Disney feature animation. Among the films he co-wrote and directed with Ron Clements are The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog, and the upcoming Moana. He lives in Los Angeles.

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