- Library Binding: 220 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press (November 23, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0240520939
- ISBN-13: 978-0240520933
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 68 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation
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"Dream Worlds is a must have for its visuals alone - I can only describe them as gorgeous." .. World Animation Journal
About the Author
Hans Bacher has been a major influence on the design of Disney films for nearly 20 years. His work appears in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Mulan. Winner of the prestigious "Annie" animation award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production" for his work on Mulan.
Don Hahn is the Academy Award nominated producer of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Haunted Mansion and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
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1. Film Analysis
2. Beauty and the Beast
3. Visual Development and Research
6. Camera Rules
7. The Lion King
10. Staging and Formats
12. Rhythm and Style Variety
13. Lilo and Stitch
14. Value and Color
15. Brother Bear
16. Unfinished Disney Projects
17. Own Projects
18. The Masters-Bambi
This is a very useful title for animation design work. Highly recommended.
Be warned: reading this book will make you want to re watch these films and I recommend that you do. It makes the book more of an experience; an extremely enjoyable and educational one at that. This is not a step by step instruction on how to be a production designer. It is better to see this book as a source of inspiration. Read it; study the artwork and let your own dream worlds be born.
I could go on forever, but suffice it to say that this book is an absolute must-buy. Anyone who wants to study the best artists in the animation business, or just loves to look at imaginative watercolors and stunning uses of color, will find it truly inspirational. Yes, it's nearly all Disney, but don't let that mislead you. This book is not published by the Disney company, and has no promotional feel.
For more art from "Cinderella" check out Walt Disney's Cinderella. For a nice academic companion try To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios.
A few quibbles:
A previous reviewer complained about the paper. I have to agree. It doesn't feel strong and I have to admit I'm extra careful about turning the pages.
Not a lot of text. A collection of art like this deserves a lot more verbiage. I would love to have read a comprehensive interview with Hans Bacher at the beginning or end of the book.
So why five stars, after those quibbles? The art. That's why.