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They Drew As they Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years (The 1940s - Part One) Hardcover – August 30, 2016
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About the Author
Didier Ghez is the author of Disney's Grand Tour, Disneyland Paris, and They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age: The 1930s. He lives in Florida.
John Musker is a 38-year veteran of Walt Disney feature animation. Among the films he co-wrote and directed with Ron Clements are The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog, and the upcoming Moana. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Top Customer Reviews
This time he covers the early 1940's.
Concept artists covered are Walt Scott, Kay Nielson, Sylvia Holland, Retta Scott, and David Hall.
Like the previous entry, most of this art has not been published before although some has previously surfaced on auction websites.
There's also more biographical information on these artists that was previously unavailable, especially for David Hall, whose art is the richest in this volume.
This series continues to complement John Canemaker's "Before the Animation Begins" (hopefully that will be brought back in print for current and future Disney enthusiasts to enjoy).
Definitely one of the must haves for 2016.
Looking forward to Volume 3, which Mr. Ghez said will be on the Character Model Department.
Didier has put painstaking effort into this volume of the series, finding hidden artworks that were either thought long forgotten or were never known to have existed.
The book focuses on four artists in particular (Rhetta Scott, Kay Neilson, Silvia Holland, David Hall) and provides hundreds of unpublished images, alongside detailed biographies on each of the artists, drawing from Didier's own meetings with the artists' friends and families as well as rarely seen documentation.
Amongst the highlights in this book are previously unpublished concept art for Fantasia (Nielson and Holland) including for the never-realised Ride of the Valkyries segment, David Hall's concept artwork for Alice in Wonderland (a far cry from the Mary Blair illustrations we're so used to seeing) and artwork for Walt's abandoned and largely-unknown Little Mermaid project from the early-1940s.
A spectacular book from an incredibly passionate man who is shaping up to be one of the most important Disney historians of all time.
This book is an absolute must for any Disney, animation or art lover.