- File Size: 1962 KB
- Print Length: 184 pages
- Publisher: Theme Park Press (December 4, 2014)
- Publication Date: December 4, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QLBMR8A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #947,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Mouse in Transition: An Insider's Look at Disney Feature Animation Kindle Edition
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Mr. Hulett served as the Business Representative of The Animation Guild local 839 for almost 30 years after his time writing for Disney features. His extensive knowledge of the animation industry comes through in this short history of a tumultuous period.
it covers hulett's entire tenure at disney (1976-1986). he struggles and fights with management to get projects off the ground. the artists work for months on storyboards for projects that never see the light of day. he details a union strike that does not go the way they planned. old bosses are fired and old artists retire. new, hollywood execs come in and attempt to re-route the animation division to hipper, more current movies. for me, a lot of my interest came from those last few chapters. at one point they wonder if they should shut down the group and outsource animation work to asia. a lot of this i think is covered in waking sleeping beauty, that great documentary from a few years ago, but hulett's insight is still invaluable. his writing style is very engrossing and well-developed. after the main narrative ends, hulett includes essays he wrote during his time at disney about the making of pinocchio and interviews he conducted with old guard artists. after that, there's a run-down of everyone hulett worked with in the 70s-80s, from legendary old men to loud young whippersnappers.
the only real criticisms i have is that it's so ungodly expensive -- $17 for a tiny paperback that apparently is published elsewhere online (i read these reviews and whaaaaat?) also, there's various errors throughout the book, mostly weird errors like the font changing for a few pages then switching back to normal at the beginning of the next chapter, or one of these: "my time at Disney ." and also, the jacket art for this book is atrocious. the back cover in particular. these people didn't know anyone in the animation industry that could've designed something prettier to look at?
but i'd say it was worth it. if you're an animation fan, and if you aren't you would never even be looking at this, go ahead and get it! but even if you have a passing interest in, say, disney's animated output in the late 20th century, it's worth checking out. just maybe get the kindle edition.
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