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The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (Disney Editions Deluxe)

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We also somehow had little plastic Disney character figures to play with (Kids - this was before Wal-Mart and China and the Internet) I still got to see Disney Illustrations everywhere and imagine the movies that were so famous in our culture. Not to be mistaken for just a "how-to-do-it," this voluminously illustrated volume (like the classic Disney films themselves) is intended for everyone to enjoy. Web icon An illustration of a computer application window Wayback Machine Texts icon An illustration of an open book. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

The way this opinion was stated really put me off from reading the book at first, as there are many films, by other studios, that I prefer over any Disney film. What kind of contradiction to show and how to show it is a question that the artist has to ponder over and over again. Images Donate icon An illustration of a heart shape Donate Ellipses icon An illustration of text ellipses. We struggled to build interesting, appealing characters, but most of all we worked to find ways to make the audience feel the emotions of the animated figures— emotions the audience could “'relate to, identify with, and become involved in. Thomas and Johnston, two of Disney's original animators, here give the inside scoop on how the studio created the works that have charmed the world.Seeing “texture” and personality in books, like these questions, really gave me a sense of immersion that I have not seen many other books of the type do.

This kind of motivation may be there, but I believe that one of their goals is to share their personal experiences selflessly. Whether both of which, animation can be more than most of the other of the more fully done in the form of artistic expression. It provides examples in its sources (films) to the audience and points out how characters are brought to life through animation by having them be expressive and exaggerated. You appreciate 1940 Pinocchio more when you learn about all the labour that went into its painterly qualities and its cel inking. I initially got this for animation school, but I've found that I've been using it even after I got out.A role from the beginning of conception, to move the process on the final shape of the big screen, is probably a bit like a human process from birth to the last final nail. The book was a pleasant surprise as it went over the history of Disney animation and traditional animation techniques both.

An artist could represent the actual figure, if he chose, meticulously capturing its movements and actions.

I'm not saying this is the be-all-end-all of animation anymore but when I was in school in the early 90's it was considered the bible of animation.

The authors really put an emphasis on how animation shaped and changed with Disney as Disney shaped and changed animation. The book answers everybody's question about how the amazingly lifelike effects of Disney character animation were achieved, including charming stories of the ways that many favorite animated figures got their unique personalities. The basics have not changed and the wisdom and history of the animation process is something any animator or animation student needs. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Disney and its history and/or animation itself.

For example, one of the later chapters, chapter seventeen, titled, “Acting and Emotions”, really brought an understanding of communicating believability to an animated character. The most complete book on the subject ever written, this is the fascinating inside story by two long-term Disney animators of the gradual perfecting of a relatively young and particularly American art from, which no other move studio has ever been able to equal . I really love it, it tells aloth about animation and is a little peak behind the scenes of disney, it can be a little dry at times but very well worth reading though good luck getting the right book shelf its a big boy. The authors, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston , worked with Walt Disney himself as well as other leading figures in a half-century of Disney films. They personally animated leading characters in most of the famous films and have decades of close association with the others who helped perfect this extremely difficult and time-consuming art form.

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