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Too Funny for Words: Disney's Greatest Sight Gags Hardcover – 1987


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Promotional (1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896597474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896597471
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 10.2 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 14, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Though not as 'deep' as The Illusion of Life, the book Too Funny for Words is a must-have for all animators and story people who want to peek into the serious world of creating movie magic... It is THE book on the subject of 'sight-gags'. (Remember to also get Frank&Ollie's Greatest Disney Villains and The Making of Bambi books! - You already have The Illusion of Life, of course!)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By microjoe TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A huge hardcover book, filled with full page representations form the animators drawing board, showing you the process of creating visual sight gags in animation. Disney animators Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston created the animators bible with their first book, "The Illusion of Life". It was to be their best of several books, and Sight Gags is next in line. Frank & Ollie were heroes of the the golden age of animation, and the part they played as part of the team of Walt's top animators, "the Nine Old Men" as they were known.
Also be sure to see the documentary video, "Frank & Ollie", to see for yourself what wonderful guys these two gents really were. That documentary is on VHS and DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stop Motion Maniac on April 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I love this title. It does an awesome job of illustrating cartoon humor. The book contains many illustrations and is divided into two parts with the second part containing invaluable information:
1. The Spot Gag
2. The Running Gag
3. The Gag That Builds
4. The Action Gag
5. The Tableau Gag
6. The Inanimate Character Gag
7. The Funny Drawing
8. Specialized Gags

If you are an animator, Disney-phile, or enthusiast you should consider picking this title up.
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By Timothy Bird on February 24, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Everything I expected and more. Will turn to again and again every time I need inspiration. Totally timeless and always humorous.
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