The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (Disney Editions Deluxe)

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The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (Disney Editions Deluxe)

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (Disney Editions Deluxe)

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I learned so much about animation, and my head was often spinning when I heard about some of the supreme effort that went into getting a single shot in some of the early Disney animated films.

Seeing “texture” and personality in books, like these questions, really gave me a sense of immersion that I have not seen many other books of the type do. I recently bought a blu-ray player and have been picking up the few Disney classics that are available.The book continued to explain procedures, history, management, and techniques, through a ‘Disney perspective’. Along with the advice and information given by the book, what really tied it up in a bow-tied package was all of the charming artwork that really helped keep a fun pace for the audience. Not only are there animation drawings and film stills, but also concept art, candid photos, and staff caricatures. The partnership of Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston is fondly presented in the documentary Frank and Ollie, produced by Thomas' son Theodore, who in 2012 also produced another documentary, Growing up with Nine Old Men, included in the Diamond edition of the Peter Pan DVD.

I don't think I'll read it cover-to-cover again, but I'm sure I'll reference it for specific chapters. I can agree that early Disney Animation was ahead of its time, but the sort of cockiness was kind of a shock to me in a book like this one. The authors really put an emphasis on how animation shaped and changed with Disney as Disney shaped and changed animation. In 2013, the book's third chapter (which explains the twelve basic principles of animation) was republished in its entirety with the permission of the authors' heirs in the Disney Animated iPad app from Touch Press. The most complete book ever written on the subject, this is the fascinating inside story, told 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.The way this opinion was stated really put me off from reading the book at first, as there are many films, by other studios, that I prefer over any Disney film. Thomas and Johnston, two of Disney's original animators, here give the inside scoop on how the studio created the works that have charmed the world.

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