Art

Ink & Paint

The Women of Walt Disney's Animation

Author: Mindy Johnson

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781484727812

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 9282

Established in October 1923, the Ink & Paint Department set up shop at the first Disney studios on Kingswell Avenue in Los Angeles before moving to the Disney Hyperion Studio, and finally to the Burbank Studios in 1940. At the height of production, the staff was comprised primarily of women, numbering more than 250 artists and technicians. Today, this vital division continues with a small number of talented artists who keep the hand-­made magic alive, even with the advent of 3-D animation. In this glossy volume, featuring never-before-seen photos, artwork, and detailed accounts, the process, techniques, and contributions of the women-and men-who defined the Walt Disney Studio's legendary Ink & Paint Department over the years are carefully explored, preserved, and shared for future generations.
Performing Arts

Working with Disney

Interviews with Animators, Producers, and Artists

Author: Don Peri

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 160473941X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 2544

In this volume Don Peri expands his extraordinary work conducting in-depth interviews with Disney employees and animators. These recent interviews include conversations with actors and performers rather than solely animators. This book offers Peri's extensive interviews with Marc Davis, Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnston, three of Walt Disney's famed "Nine Old Men of Animation." Peri interviewed two Disney Mouseketeers-Bobby Burgess and Sharon Baird-from the original Mickey Mouse Club Show, providing valuable perspectives on how the Walt Disney Company worked with television. Lou Debney, a Disney television producer, discusses the company's engagement with television and live-action film. Walter Lantz talks about his work in the animation business, especially with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. And Dave Hand discusses his legendary work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Taken together, the interviews in Working with Disney create an enlightening perspective on the Walt Disney Company as it grew from its animation roots into a media powerhouse.
Performing Arts

Drawing the Line

The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson

Author: Tom Sito

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138361

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

View: 7035

Some of the most beloved characters in film and television inhabit two-dimensional worlds that spring from the fertile imaginations of talented animators. The movements, characterizations, and settings in the best animated films are as vivid as any live action film, and sometimes seem more alive than life itself. In this case, Hollywood's marketing slogans are fitting; animated stories are frequently magical, leaving memories of happy endings in young and old alike. However, the fantasy lands animators create bear little resemblance to the conditions under which these artists work. Anonymous animators routinely toiled in dark, cramped working environments for long hours and low pay, especially at the emergence of the art form early in the twentieth century. In Drawing the Line, veteran animator Tom Sito chronicles the efforts of generations of working men and women artists who have struggled to create a stable standard of living that is as secure as the worlds their characters inhabit. The former president of America's largest animation union, Sito offers a unique insider's account of animators' struggles with legendary studio kingpins such as Jack Warner and Walt Disney, and their more recent battles with Michael Eisner and other Hollywood players. Based on numerous archival documents, personal interviews, and his own experiences, Sito's history of animation unions is both carefully analytical and deeply personal. Drawing the Line stands as a vital corrective to this field of Hollywood history and is an important look at the animation industry's past, present, and future. Like most elements of the modern commercial media system, animation is rapidly being changed by the forces of globalization and technological innovation. Yet even as pixels replace pencils and bytes replace paints, the working relationship between employer and employee essentially remains the same. In Drawing the Line, Sito challenges the next wave of animators to heed the lessons of their predecessors by organizing and acting collectively to fight against the enormous pressures of the marketplace for their class interests -- and for the betterment of their art form.
Performing Arts

Walt Disney and Europe

European Influences on the Animated Feature Films of Walt Disney

Author: Robin Allan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253213532

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 2886

"Walt Disney and Europe is a fascinating study of the way Europe and European culture influenced Walt Disney and his artists in the making of the Disney animated feature films from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book. Unlike many other books on Disney it is not based on secondary sources, and makes no attempt to cover the whole range of the Disney phenomenon, but concentrates on the classic animated feature films that were produced under Walt Disney's personal supervision."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Biography & Autobiography

Working with Walt

Interviews with Disney Artists

Author: Don Peri

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604739183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 839

Collects revealing conversations with top animators, designers, and voice actors who worked directly with the film pioneer Walt Disney.
Biography & Autobiography

Walt Disney's Missouri

The Roots of a Creative Genius

Author: Brian Burnes,Dan Viets,Robert W. Butler

Publisher: Kansas City Star Books

ISBN: 0971708061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 917

Juvenile Nonfiction

Walt Disney

The Mouse that Roared

Author: Jeff Lenburg

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9781604138368

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

View: 9102

Profiles the life and career of the legendary animator who created Mickey Mouse, released the first American animated feature film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.
Art

Before Ever After

The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney s Animation Studio

Author: Don Hahn,Tracey Miller-Zarneke

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781484710814

Category: Art

Page: 448

View: 7272

BEFORE EVER AFTER is a compilation of never-before-seen lecture notes from classes that were held in preparation for the production of Snow White. Walt knew that to fulfill his once-impossible dream of crafting a feature-length animated film,he had to establish an on-campus art school for his staff. He hand-picked Don Graham, a respected instructor from the Chouinard Art Institute, to hold classes on entertainment, drawing, and acting and was also innovative enough to document the thought process behind the nascent art form of feature animation.Guest lecturers included Frank Lloyd Wright who spoke about art philosophy and USC psychology professor Dr. Boris Morkovin who talked about humor. Previously unseen outside of the Disney studios, these lecture notes contain the wisdom behind the artistry that audiences generation after generation have come to appreciate in Snow White, and this wisdom also provided the artistic foundation for many films to come.
Biography & Autobiography

Walt Disney

The Triumph of the American Imagination

Author: Neal Gabler

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679757473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 851

View: 2005

A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.
Juvenile Nonfiction

South of the Border with Disney

Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program, 1941-1948

Author: J. B. Kaufman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781423111931

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 335

View: 1389

Looks at the Walt Disney Company's contribution to the Good Neighbor Program in South America during the 1940s.
Art

The Art of the Disney Golden Books

Author: Charles Solomon

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781423163800

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 7607

Walt Disney once wisely said, "There is more treasure in books than in all pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main . . . and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." No doubt Walt was referring to the intangible wealth of opportunities for learning and imagining inherent in the act of reading, but when one considers the vibrant art and gilded spines of the Disney Golden Books, Walt's pronouncement takes on a parallel meaning. For perhaps no other children's books are as cherished and collected-as though they were doubloons and jewels-than the Disney Golden Books. The history of these books began in 1933, when the president of Whitman Publishing wrote a letter to Walt Disney. Whitman had already published compilations of the "Dick Tracy" and "Little Orphan Annie" comic strips, and these Big Little Books had met with great success. The publisher proposed a similar collection of the "Mickey Mouse" comic strips, and offered a royalty of one-half percent per book. Walt agreed, and a new era in Disney publishing commenced. A remarkable lineup of talent, many of whom were Disney Studio artists- including Mary Blair, Alice and Martin Provensen, Gustaf Tenggren, Al Dempster, Retta Scott Worcester, and Bill Peet-created the illustrations for the early Disney Golden Books. The bold and incredibly detailed artwork was painstakingly executed in gouache and watercolor-media that required a steady hand and immense patience and precision. The resulting publications became favorite selections in the libraries of many children, among them, future generations of Disney and Pixar artists who were inspired to draw, dream, and later, create their own films and Golden Books. The Art of the Disney Golden Books celebrates a legacy that has now thrived for more than eighty years and continues to influence new generations of artists and filmmakers. Through interviews with contemporary animators who recall tracing the characters in their childhood Disney Golden Books, paintings by artists who influenced and inspired the Disney Golden Book illustrations, and a generous complement of Golden Book artwork-much of which was thought to have been lost until very recently-the rich tradition of the series is explored in this vibrant volume. From Peter Pan and Cinderella to Toy Story and Tangled, the Disney Golden Books are displayed in all their glory, evoking a poignant sense of wonder and nostalgia. For as long as parents and children partake in the ritual of reading together at bedtime, the Disney Golden Books will continue to be published, enjoyed, and treasured.
Art

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons

Author: David A. Bossert

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781484780374

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 8610

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons is an in-depth look at the origins of the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio and their first major fully animated success in 1927 with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series. The narrative explores the historical importance of this character within The Walt Disney Company and recounts, first, the rejection of the first Oswald short, Poor Papa, followed by the overwhelmingly positive reception of second short, Trolley Troubles, and the ultimate loss of Disney's rights to the character and the company's modern-day journey to reclaim Disney's films.
Performing Arts

The Animated Man

A Life of Walt Disney

Author: Michael Barrier

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520941667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 411

View: 4662

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was one of the most significant creative forces of the twentieth century, a man who made a lasting impact on the art of the animated film, the history of American business, and the evolution of twentieth-century American culture. He was both a creative visionary and a dynamic entrepreneur, roles whose demands he often could not reconcile. In his compelling new biography, noted animation historian Michael Barrier avoids the well-traveled paths of previous biographers, who have tended to portray a blemish-free Disney or to indulge in lurid speculation. Instead, he takes the full measure of the man in his many aspects. A consummate storyteller, Barrier describes how Disney transformed himself from Midwestern farm boy to scrambling young businessman to pioneering artist and, finally, to entrepreneur on a grand scale. Barrier describes in absorbing detail how Disney synchronized sound with animation in Steamboat Willie; created in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs sympathetic cartoon characters whose appeal rivaled that of the best live-action performers; grasped television’s true potential as an unparalleled promotional device; and—not least—parlayed a backyard railroad into the Disneyland juggernaut. Based on decades of painstaking research in the Disney studio’s archives and dozens of public and private archives in the United States and Europe, The Animated Man offers freshly documented and illuminating accounts of Disney’s childhood and young adulthood in rural Missouri and Kansas City. It sheds new light on such crucial episodes in Disney’s life as the devastating 1941 strike at his studio, when his ambitions as artist and entrepreneur first came into serious conflict. Beginning in 1969, two and a half years after Disney’s death, Barrier recorded long interviews with more than 150 people who worked alongside Disney, some as early as 1922. Now almost all deceased, only a few were ever interviewed for other books. Barrier juxtaposes Disney’s own recollections against the memories of those other players to great effect. What emerges is a portrait of Walt Disney as a flawed but fascinating artist, one whose imaginative leaps allowed him to vault ahead of the competition and produce work that even today commands the attention of audiences worldwide.
Biography & Autobiography

The Disney villain

Author: Ollie Johnston,Frank Thomas

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 8792

Two supervising animators for the Disney studios offer an inside look at the great Disney cartoon villains, from the evil Queen Maleficent to Jafar, featuring full-color portraits, scenes from the films, and discussions on how these characters were created.
Performing Arts

They Drew as They Pleased

The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age

Author: Didier Ghez

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452158606

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 6109

As the Walt Disney Studio entered its first decade and embarked on some of the most ambitious animated films of the time, Disney hired a group of "concept artists" whose sole mission was to explore ideas and inspire their fellow animators. They Drew as They Pleased showcases four of these early pioneers and features artwork developed by them for the Disney shorts from the 1930s, including many unproduced projects, as well as for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and some early work for later features such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Introducing new biographical material about the artists and including largely unpublished artwork from the depths of the Walt Disney Archives and the Disney Animation Research Library, this ebook offers a window into the most inspiring work created by the best Disney artists during the studio's early golden age. They Drew as They Pleased is the first in what promises to be a revealing and fascinating series of books about Disney's largely unexamined concept artists, with six volumes spanning the decades between the 1930s and 1990s.
Design

Yesterday's Tomorrow

Disney's Magical Mid-Century

Author: Don Hahn

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781484737644

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 4697

Yesterday's Tomorrow is a valentine to an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design; a large-format, general audience book, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era. If you've seen Sleeping Beauty, read Dwell Magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched Mad Men, this book is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era of Disney.

Disney Book The

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241185315

Category:

Page: 200

View: 485

Celebrate the world of Disney in The Disney Book, from the beautiful animations and amazing live action movies to the magical Disney parks and attractions. Go behind-the-scenes of Disney's famous movies and find out how they were made, follow Disney's entire history using the timeline, and marvel at concept art and story sketches. Perfect for Disney fans who want to know everything about the magical Disney world, The Disney Book delves into Disney's incredible archives and lets fans explore classic Disney animated and live action movies, wonder at fascinating Disney collectibles and even see original story sketches from Disney films. Check out 'Hero' pages that focus on amazing Disney props or artworks from the archives, beautifully photographed and annotated. The ideal gift for Disney fans and animation and movie buffs, The Disney Book also includes 3 original movie frames from Disney Pixar's Brave. Copyright © 2015 Disney.
Art

The Art And Flair Of Mary Blair

An Appreciation

Author: John Canemaker

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9780786853915

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 6984

For more than a dozen years, an unassuming, quiet-spoken woman dominated Disney design. The stylishness and vibrant color of Disney films in the early 1940s through mid-1950s came primarily from artist Mary Blair. In her prime, she was an amazingly prolific American artist who enlivened and influenced the not-so-small worlds of film, print, theme parks, architectural decor, and advertising. At its core, her art represented joyful creativity and communicated pure pleasure to the viewer. Her exuberant fantasies brimmed with beauty, charm, and wit, melding a child's fresh eye with adult experience. Blair's personal flair comprised the imagery that flowed effortlessly and continually for more than a half a century from her brush. Emulated by many, she remains inimitable: a dazzling sorceress of design and color.
Art

Marc Davis

Walt Disney's Renaissance Man

Author: Disney Book Group

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781423184188

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 3515

Walt Disney once said of Marc Davis, "Marc can do story, he can do character, he can animate, he can design shows for me. All I have to do is tell him what I want and it's there! He's my Renaissance man." As such, Davis touched nearly every aspect of The Walt Disney Company during his tenure. He began as an animator, whose supporting work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi inspired Walt to promote him to full animator. In the ensuing years, Davis breathed life into a bevy of iconic Disney characters, including Cinderella, Alice (in Wonderland), Tinker Bell, Maleficent, and Cruella De Vil. Then, in 1962, Walt Disney transferred the versatile Davis to the Imagineering department to help plan and design attractions for Disneyland and the 1964 65 New York World's Fair. While at Imagineering, Davis conceived of designs for such classic attractions as Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Haunted Mansion. As Davis had so many talents and hats, it is only fitting that this tribute be composed by a multitude of talented writers. Experts in fine art, animation, Imagineering, and filmmaking have come together to honor Davis's contributions to their realms. Each chapter is accompanied by a wealth of artwork, much of which was offered up by Alice Davis exclusively for this book. This volume is both the biography and the portfolio of a man who was, on any given day, animator, Imagineer, world traveler, philanthropist, husband, and teacher.
History

Disney During World War II

How the Walt Disney Studio Contributed to Victory in the War

Author: John Baxter

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781423180272

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 8156

Disney During World War II encompasses the full range of material created by the Disney studio during the war, including ground-breaking training and educational films for the military and defense industries, propaganda and war-themed shorts and features, home front poster art, and the stunning military unit insignia that provided those serving the in the armed forces with a morale-boosting reminder of home. The book makes it clear how deeply Walt invested himself in the cause by patriotically placing his studio at the disposal of Uncle Sam. Replete with period graphics, Disney During World War II showcases Walt Disney's largely unheralded sacrifices in the pursuit of Allied victory, showing the inner workings of a wholesome family entertainment studio transformed almost overnight into a war plant where even the studio's stable of established characters were temporarily reinvented as warriors and team-oriented, patriotic American citizens.