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Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series: Story (Walt Disney Animation Archives) Hardcover – December 9, 2008
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This book is about storyboards.
Over hundreds of storyboard panels are included in the book, for movies and shorter episodes. Some of the titles include The Three Little Pigs, Snow White (1937), Dumbo (1941), Alice in Wonderland (1951), The Jungle Book (1967), Beauty and the Beast(1991) and a whole lot more, including lesser known ones. The latest one is the 2002 Lilo & Stitch. This book is an archive of storyboards created for traditional animation.
There are about 1 to 6 storyboards on each page. There are no captions although a few of them have scene descriptions and scribbles. This archive picks random storyboard sequences from each animation. Unfortunately, most of the storyboard sequences are not complete. Many times I have followed through interesting sequences only to be cut off with a new title on the next page. It's really a minor quibble given the hundreds of thousands of storyboards to choose for the book.
This whole book is an example of masterful application of storyboard techniques, like cutting scenes, composing, moving the (camera) view and stuff like that. But you must already know some basics to see them -- this is not an instructional book. There are also plenty of styles of art to look at. It's valuable resource for anyone into storyboards.
This is a highly quality book that's pretty much worth the money, but a more appropriate title would be "The Archive Series: Storyboards".
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I hate to sound like a Disney fanboy here, but this book really is gorgeous to look at. It single-handedly got me back into drawing, and I enjoyed being taken back in time and seeing bits from some features I hadn't seen in ages. Even the we'll-probably-never-see-it-on-dvd Song of the South is featured in here! So many Disney films and shorts are shown here that it serves as a time capsule of sorts, starting out with Steamboat Willie and ending with Lilo & Stitch. I can't even talk about what my favorite pieces were in here because honestly, that'd be about 90% of the book. Storyboards for the bear fight from The Fox and the Hound, Ferdinand the Bull sitting in the arena with his flower, Pluto on trial in Pluto's Judgment Day...there's so much here!Read more ›
There is no table of contents, and the book really gained steam for me on page 72 when they introduced the storyboards for Snow White until the end of the book. Much of the artwork you'll see will be for the first time.
This series is going to be a keeper for sure.
The book includes a board for one scene per hand-drawn Disney classic, all the way up to Lilo & Stitch (2002). In many cases, different many artists were responsible for certain panels of a scene, as the boards are compiled from multiple stages of production to generally parallel the final film version. The artists are accredited in an alphabetical film index at the end of the book.
Even without sophisticated animation knowledge or artistic sensibility, The Archive Series: Story is more than just a glorified picture book. Anyone can enjoy perusing the panels that follow a scrubbing Cinderella and holding the book next to the film to pick out the similarities. Pure character overflows out of the original drawings; their personality is so rich, they will challenge the classic "I can't even draw a stick man" mentality. The artist within is anxious to be unlocked by the key that is The Archive Series: Story.
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The books are large, difficult to handle, but great depictions of art. I wish they were created in a vertical format.Published 14 months ago by Luna
The book itself is beautiful. Pics are great and lots of info!Published 16 months ago by Terri L Pharr
This book has it all about how the walt disney animation studios created the story and the storyboards, has great sketches by the legendary 9 old men and the book itself it's... Read morePublished 16 months ago by juan pedro