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Disney's Art of Animation #2: FROM MICKEY MOUSE to HERCULES

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In 1958, Walt Disney encouraged Bob Thomas to write The Art of Animation, the first book that would give full credit to the animators and explore the animation process. Now, the newly revised Disney's Art of Animation covers the history of animation at the Disney Studio from the birth of Mickey Mouse to Disney's latest animated film, Hercules. This newly updated edition in ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 20th 1997 by Disney Editions
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Paul Astell
Feb 04, 2014 Paul Astell rated it really liked it
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This book was originally published by Bob Thomas back in 1958, when Sleeping Beauty was in the works and Walt himself was still around. It is a colourful and well-written history of the Disney company and its features, running up as far as 1997's Hercules (in the most recent edition).

After beginning with a short history of animation prior to Disney, Thomas proceeds to summarise the creation of the Disney features and the studio's evolution over time. His accounts of the various stages of Disney
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Drew Graham
Jun 16, 2015 Drew Graham rated it really liked it
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This book is an updated publication of a previous edition. It's amazing how much progress can be made in a particular artform over a period of just six years.

The first half of this book is pretty much identical to the previous edition, after which it deviates quite a bit. While the first edition went into an in-depth exploration on the making of Beauty and the Beast, this one presents a much more brief serving on that film, and several films following, and then it contains a long second half abo
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LOVE this book! Buku paling muahal yang pernah gue beli. Terpaksa beli juga buat TUGAS AKHIR kuliah waktu itu. Sampe sekarang masih terlihat licin karena ati2x banget. Boleh dibilang gue nggak baca buku ini karena gue cuma suka liat gambar2xnya.
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I got this as a gift it was interesting but it didn't go into to much detail on how to draw.
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Robert Joseph "Bob" Thomas was an American Hollywood film industry biographer and reporter who worked for the Associated Press from 1944.

Born in San Diego, he grew up in Los Angeles, where his father was a film publicist. He attended UCLA. He lived in Encino with his wife, Patricia. They have three daughters. Thomas, aged 92, died on March 14, 2014 at his home.

Thomas made his mark by engaging cele
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