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Animation (Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series) Hardcover – December 8, 2009
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The second book in The Archive Series is still a huge thick hardcover with the boards printed gloriously big. Compared to the first volume, every artist is now properly credited to their work. There are a couple of fold-outs which are unnecessary because the art isn't printed across the fold anyway.
This book is primarily on the character art and animation. Artists and animators who want to give their characters life, make them act or emote, will gain a lot from this book. This is more so than the first book because here it features a lot of expressions. There's no mistaking how the characters feel or what they are doing just by looking at their expressions and poses.
For animation sequences, well, the boards included are actually a mixture of in-sequence and standalone. You'll probably be able to recognise the many memorable scenes, like how Dumbo swings from her mother's trunk (sweet!), when Pinnochio takes his first step or the spaghetti-eating-to-kissing scene (classic!) in The Lady and the Tramp.Read more ›
This is one great book! This book is front to back animation drawings with a small intro by John Lassiter. There are animation drawings from Steamboat Willie to the Princess and the Frog. Seeing these drawings before the clean up proccess gives you an appreciation and insight of the artist from the past to the present. The book is a good companion piece to the Disney treasures book done by John Canemaker years ago. Animation fans of all types cannot help but be inpressed and inspired by the artistry of the Disney animators past and present. This book gets my highest recommendation!!
The book consists of animation drawings with no backgrounds and minimum text. Think of a museum experience without wearing a listening device telling you what you are seeing. Take a really close look at Jiminy Cricket by Ward Kimball. Just shadings and pencil marks. Then start pulling away and the illusion of life happens right before your eyes. Glen Keane's beast is a swirl of pencil markings that transform into the prince. You can feel Scar's movements, Alice's wishing thoughts and Dr. Facilier's plotting thoughts.
If your not convinced, find a copy of this book in a store and leaf through the pages. I hope that you have a similar or even more magical experience. If you love animation, this purchase is a no-brainer. Thank you John Lasseter and all the artists collected in this volume.
In this title we get to see many many frame by frame sequences of some of our favorite Disney animations. In particular, the Peter Pan sequences were particularly nice as Disney has not released an official Art of... book for this animation.
Like Story, this title has no table of contents and has a short introduction, but no other text. The art really shines as this is a large format book, and in many instances there is one piece of artwork per page.
I love this Archive Series and I recommend collecting them now before they go out of print.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's perfect! The book is outstanding and the images have a great quality. If you like Disney this is your book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kirtash1
I have every single one of the Archive Series books... this is my favorite... such magic, so much priceless information contained withing these drawings and images. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Hathaway
It is not like it said it would be, it had smudges, a tear, and bent pages... It did not look newPublished 6 months ago by Landon Powell
This is a great book, I ordered the entire series, but the book came scratched in the front and back cover. also, a few pages are stained. Even the box came broken. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Luis Carlo Sarabia
Probably my favorite in the 4 book series. Layouts and Backgrounds is a close second. It's always great to see the original drawings to remind us that these characters only lived... Read morePublished 9 months ago by T. Schott
Very good book delivered by PBshopus in miserable shape. Buy the book, but not from this seller.Published 9 months ago by Daniel G. Madigan
I just love love love this book. If you are big fan of illustration or into drawings in any way, this is the archive book you will not regret to buy, it is fairly big but when you... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jessie