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Disney's Aladdin: The Making of an Animated Film
A breathtaking inside look at the making of Aladdin. From screenplay to storyboard to recording studio--featuring interviews with the animators and 200 full-color photos--every facet of Aladdin's creation is explored in fascinating detail. This is a keepsake volume that every fan of the film must have.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published August 15th 1993 by Disney Editions
(first published 1992)
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I received this book for Christmas when I was probably 12 years old. I was completely obsessed with all things Disney, and Aladdin was (and remains, incidentally) my favorite Disney animated film. I loved the beautifully animated characters and the exotic setting, the thrilling music and the great story. I think I must have looked through this book a hundred times or something, and did several drawings based on the illustrations, but never actually read it until now, which I did as I'm working m ...more
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This is a "making of" book compared to the other "art of" books released by Disney Editions for the traditional animated films like Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, etc. As such, there's a lot less art relative to the art books, but still plenty enough, including lots of set workplace photos and portraits of legendary animators.
It goes behind the scenes to look at how the animated film was produced. There are stories at all stages of production, from the story p ...more
It was interesting that many of the people who worked on the creation of 'Beauty and the Beast' also helped with 'Aladdin'. It was also pretty cool to learn that the animation of Agrabah was based on a village in Iran. Otherwise, this book wasn't too interesting. It skipped around a lot between animators and told more of what was actually in the film instead of how it was created.