Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Save: $13.58 (27%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Animation (Walt Disney An... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $11.30
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Animation (Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series) Hardcover – December 8, 2009

4.6 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$36.42
$27.95 $25.09

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo
Star Wars and Force Awakens Collection
The definitive guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Learn more | See related books
$36.42 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Animation (Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series)
  • +
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series: Story (Walt Disney Animation Archives)
  • +
  • Layout & Background (Walt Disney Animation Archives)
Total price: $103.16
Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 18 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Editions (December 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423117166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423117162
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1 x 13.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Length: 0:26 Mins
John Lasseter mentions in the introduction his first job in college was pulling animation sequences from "the morgue" - Disney's archive of animation artworks. Well, this book is filled with those animation boards from "the morgue". Specifically, these are boards before the clean up process -- before sketchy pencil lines are removed and colours, backgrounds added.

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 ›
1 Comment 64 of 65 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Fantastic,

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!!
Comment 10 of 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I have bought many Disney books since the early 70's are there are a few that are truly great, such as Illusion of Life. Last year the first book in the Archives Series came out with the theme of "Story" and it too was a great book. The second book in the series, "Animation", is not just great but magical.

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.
Comment 10 of 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This title in the series is slightly fewer pages (262, I believe Story is 272), but all the other physical aspects are the same.

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.

Highly recommended.
Comment 3 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
The artists and 'imagineers' of the Walt Disney Studios have always been at the forefront of animation technology and set constantly rising standards of excellence for all other animation studios and artists to aspire to. Now in a illustrative 272-page compendium, that Disney flair for animation is documented with hundreds of working sketches from Disney artists ranging from Ub Iwerks, to Fred Moore, to Ward Kimball, to Tony Bancroft, and so many others. Drawn from the archives of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, "Animation" is an informative and profusely exampled sampling of the visual magic that is the enduring and justified Disney claim to fame for the last three generations and well into the foreseeable future! "Animation" is especially recommended for personal, professional, art school, and community library Art History reference collections.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Animation (Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series)
This item: Animation (Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series)
Price: $36.42
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: the illusion of life, archive books, disney archive, disney sketchbook, the art of animation