- Series: Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series (Book 3)
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Disney Editions; 1St Edition edition (November 23, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423134206
- ISBN-13: 978-1423134206
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series Hardcover – November 23, 2010
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This 256-page hardcover is filled with beautiful character designs, background paintings and storyboards. There are Mary Blair's paintings, wonderful layouts from Hans Bacher, the Lilo and Stitch drawings from Chris Sanders, pastel colour scripts from Bolt animated films and more. The art here is way more colourful than the previous two volumes on Story and Animation.
There is work dating back to the 1920s up to the latest animated films like The Princess and the Frog, and even Tangled. You will be able to see how the art has evolved with time, and the various Disney artists that have worked there and some are still working there now. There are so many styles to look at, from pencil animated characters to watercolour scenes to oil paintings.
If you have other Disney art books, some pieces of work are actually repeated, but about one fifth of the them are published here for the first time. Even so, this is a wonderful collection to get. And if you have to get only one volume out of The Archive Series, I'll recommend this volume.
This is a beautiful and inspiring collection.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
While the first two books were amazing, what's great about Design is that in most of the artwork, all of the elements of character, color, design and background are coming together. It's almost like flipping through a lavishly illustrated children's book of many different styles and viewpoints. One could frame much of the work shown in this book and be quite pleased with them hanging on your wall. It really is a terrific book.
Part of what makes this series great is the attempt at minimizing overlapping material from other books. Yes, about half of the material can be had in other books, but those are usually pieces that are so associated with certain films that a book would almost seem incomplete with out them. But just being able to view the "new" material would be worth the price of the book. There are Snow White concept images that I've never ever seen before, as well as other surprises that will delight the Disney art fan.
This is a particularly nice title as it contains more color than the other two, Story and Animation. It was a real treat to see some of Mary Blair's work in addition to many other phenomenal artists. This title contained a lot more landscape work in addition to character.
This is the latest title in the Archive series and I highly recommend buying all three. I'm looking forward to the 4th title to be released, Layout and Background. I'm not sure how many will be released for the series, but these are keepers to be treasured for a lifetime.
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Shipped in a box that was WAY TOO BIG with minimal protection inside. The book started to fall apart at the back along the spine less that 1 week after having it, and only looking... Read morePublished 6 days ago by brandin
Just a great book for anyone interested in art and or Disney! A great buy!Published 8 months ago by Frank
Amazing beautiful book.The authors took the time to find images I haven't seen before. I am so happy I bought this. Disney is responsible for such beauty in my life.Published 8 months ago by Michael Amundsen
Incredible book! A must have for all Animators, and Animation fans!Published 9 months ago by J. Hathaway
Amazing book! A lot larger than I expected. Came in a bit damaged though but decided not to exchange it because it wouldn't have arrived in time for Christmas.Published 16 months ago by MS Louisa Lam