Thursday, June 30, 2011


Finch Christopher. The Art of The Lion King. New York, Hyperion, 1994.

JPEG / 110 MB / Eng / 192 pages / 0786860286 / 978-0786860289

The Last epic movie by the greatest animation studio of all times. (Well, at least the last one that really worths watching.)

- Concept art, colour pencil storyboards, and film stills.
- Character Designs and Background paintings.
- Sadly, no interviews or explanations of any kind. You only have some lines explaining the plot.

I don't know if an artbook needs any further explanation, so I would like to say a few words about a rumor that has spread through the web. It is said that with LK Disney committed plagiarism, copying scenes and characters from Tezuka's Jungle Taitei.

If you ever watched Jungle Taitei you know this is bullshit, because it suck sooo bad (yeah I'm making a really stupid argument... that's not even an argument!... who cares... let me tell you my golden rule: if you can do it better than the one you took it from, and you raise a piece of trash to the heights of art, that's not plagiarism that's merely... inspiration). So stop repeating this kind of things, you put yourself in evidence. I like Tezuka, but it's not fair to compare him with Disney.

(by pelida77)

Well then my little ones, remember, you must take your place in the Circle of Life...

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Friday, June 24, 2011


Cotta Vaz, Mark. The Art of Finding Nemo. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2003

PDF / 14.2 MB / Eng / 160 pages / 0811839753 / 978-0811839754

The thing I hate the most about CG animation is that behind the clean images you can sense the smell of money; They just make this stupid movies in order to take money from kid's parents. But fortunately thats not true with Pixar. The american studio took the legacy of traditional animation,adapted it, and brought into the 21st century the same old stories we all enjoy and love.

This book deals mainly with the concept art of Finding Nemo (2003)
- How they made the most famous scenes in the movie.
- The influences on the style: Bambi; Sleeping Beauty
- Hundreds of beautiful pictures (discussed and explained)... thousands, mua ha ha...

Some interviews with... and Multiple quotes of...:
- John Lasseter (Nemo film producer and founder of Pixar); Ralph Eggleston (producer, concept art); Graham Walters
- Andrew Stanton (Writer and director); Lee Unkrich (2nd Director... what is a 2nd director?)
- Robin Cooper; Randy Berret; Anthony Christov (Art)
- Dan Lee (Character Designer)
- Sharon Calahan (Director of photography)

(by pelida77)

And more... much more... but I have forgotten most of it... you know, I suffer from short-term memory loss. It runs in my family... At least I think it does... hm. Where "are" they?

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Saturday, June 18, 2011


Beck, Jerry. Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide. New York, DK, 2003.

PDF / 22.5 MB / Eng /144 pages. / 0789497581 / 978-0789497581

- Ilustrated with more than 800 images. Animation sketches, artwork, Background art and cels.

- It chronicles multiple aspects of classic Warner Bros. animation (every character who appeared WB cartoon), from cartoons and their creators, to comic books, memorabilia, merchandising.

- A complete dissection of each character. It's creator, cartoon appearance's, personality traits, gags, quotes, etc.

It's a nice book... Quite informative about the history of animated cartoon (for a visual guide).

(by pelida77)

"Brilliance. That's all I can say, sheer unadulterated brilliance."

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Barrier, Michael. Animated Man: A life of Walt Disney, Los Angeles, University of California Press, 2007.

PDF / 3.66 MB / 411 pp. / Eng / 0520241177 / 978-0520241176

The ultimate biography on Walt Disney (though its author doesn't apreciate this title). Usually the bio's suck: the critics easily forgets that their primary goal is not to write a literary piece but to give well based information (and just secondarily, to make it interesting); well... it could be argue of course that someone's life - even the one of a genius - isn't really that important, and the only reason why you may want to read this actually is because it could be... fun.

Barrier has interviewed almost anyone who once knew Disney (begining in 1969), probably read every book and magazine on the subject, hear Walt himself telling his story (by tape recordings
of a planned, never published autobiography), and of course watched all animation (and live action) made by the studio during Disney's life (specially interesting - at least for me - is the analisys of the silent cartoons period); So... he seems to be very well documented. He is able to "read" in the small trivial affairs of a man's life and then drop into conclusions about how it builded his genius. Also he gave his biography a novel style, that doesn't suit a serious research (but, you know, who wants to be serious?).

So if you can forget this new Dickens voice, you're sure gonna enjoy this book. Because Walts life could be real, real fun:

- His Childhood as a farmboy in Marceline; and as a city lad in Kansas City.
- His entry into animation world. The work with Ub Iwerks.
- The close (sometimes conflictive) relationship with Roy, his brother.
- Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit. Mickey Mouse and the Sound Cartoon.
- The creation of the Silly Symphonies.
- Snow White. The arrival of the Disney feature films. The art of Walt Disney.
- The strike of 1941.
- Walt Disney World.
- The eternal freezer dreams (nah...sadly, that was a myth)
- A well done portray of a man, whith his lights and shadows.

(by pelida77)

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Saturday, June 11, 2011


"Film Comment Magazine: The Hollywood Cartoon" January-February 1975, Volume 11 Number 1.

PDF / 38 MB / 100 pages / Eng

- Published by the film society of lincoln center

An special number of the FC Magazine dedicated entirely on american animation. With articles written by renowned film critics: Leonard Maltin; John Canemaker and Jonathan Rosenbaum, among others.

- Articles on: Winsor McCay; The Warner Brothers animation studio; Chuck Jones; The Fleischer Brothers; Myron "Grim" Natwick, The Van Buren Studio (memories from Isadore Klein); Walt Disney; Frederick "Tex" Avery; etcetera.

- And of course, cartoon characters like: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky the pig, Roadrunner, Elmer Fudd, Gertie the Dinosaur, Little Nemo, Koko the clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, Gulliver, Superman, Snow White, Droopy, Chilly Willy, George and Junior, Tom and Jerry, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, etc etc etc (yes, yes, yesssss...)

This REALLY is a very cool magazine!!!

The images are a little bit damaged... who cares...

(by pelida77)

Oh, beautifull, beautifull Mag, I welcome you Into "my" world...

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Friday, June 10, 2011


Lenburg Jeff. The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, New York, Facts On file, 2009.

PDF / 18 MB / Eng / 785 pp. / 0816066000 / 978-0816066001

- 700 pages with thousands of entries in alphabetical order, productions from all over the world (American,Russian, French, Britain, Japanese, etc.) of silent and sound cartoon series;black & white and color; full length theatrical releases and TV specials, stop motion, CGI and 3D animation.

- With proper identification of all creators (designers, voice actors, producers, directors, musicians, original work, etc.)

- From little-Known works to legendary classics.

- Beautifull screen captures and illustrations

- Lists of chapters for each of the series.

- A brief history of american animated cartoon.

(by pelida77)

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Monday, June 6, 2011


RICHMOND, Ray, The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, London, Harper Collins, 1997.

PDF / 154 MB / Eng / 239 pp. /0060952520 / 978-0060952525

Un completo y divertido análisis de los episodios de la serie desde sus primeros cortos del '87 hasta 1997 incluído (año de edición del libro... igual importa poco: sin duda los mejores episodios son los de esos primeros diez años).

- Datos de episodios: Director, Guión, Voces (famosos invitados), productores, fecha de emisión (original)

- Sinopsis de episodio. Con capturas.

- Breve biografía de los personajes del episodio.

- Frases notables. Canciones y momentos memorables. Pequeños datos curiosos.

- Referencias hacia el mundo del cine.

The Simpsons Complete Guide to your Favourite Show is a celebration of this family's phenomenal decade. Arranged by season, the book covers each episode of the television show, with the special episodes (the annual Halloween show, "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" and "Krusty Gets Kancelled") receiving eyeball-busting two-page spreads. In addition, special sidebars are sprinkled throughout, showing:

Simpsons firsts. Bart's chalkboard lines. Top Homerisms. An Itchy & Scratchy filmography. A Springfield timeline. Things the audience may have missed.

Highlighting the best of every show, The Simpsons is the ultimate celebration of the cartoon family that has kept the world in stitches. It is the ultimate must-have for all Simpsons aficionados.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011


ORTVED, John, The Simpsons: An Uncensored Unauthorized History, New York, Faber & Faber, 2009.

PDF/ 1.1 MB / Eng / 352 pp. / 0865479887 / 978-0865479883

La historia de cómo se creó el show de animación más importante de los 90's (para algunos uno de los más importantes de la historia). Aproximación biográfica a Matt Groening.

Múltiples entrevistas a sus creadores, personajes del espectáculo (y del mundo de la comedia).

El PDF es espantoso, fue así como lo conseguí (pero se deja leer).

The Simpsons is one of the most successful shows to ever run on television. From its first moment on air, the series's rich characters, subversive themes, and layered humor resounded deeply with audiences both young and old who wanted more from their entertainment than what was being meted out at the time by the likes of Full House, Growing Pains, and Family Matters. Spawned as an animated short on The Tracy Ullman Show—mere filler on the way to commercial breaks—the series grew from a controversial cult favorite to a mainstream powerhouse, and after nineteen years the residents of Springfield no longer simply hold up a mirror to our way of life: they have ingrained themselves into it.

John Ortved's oral history will be the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of The Simpsons, as told by many of the people who made it: among them writers, animators, producers, and network executives. It’s an intriguing yet hilarious tale, full of betrayal, ambition, and love. Like the family it depicts, the show's creative forces have been riven by dysfunction from the get-go—outsize egos clashing with studio executives and one another over credit for and control of a pop-culture institution. Contrary to popular belief, The Simpsons did not spring out of one man's brain, fully formed, like a hilarious Athena. Its inception was a process, with many parents, and this book tells the story.

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Friday, June 3, 2011


THOMAS, Frank y Ollie Johnston (editores), Walt Disney's Bambi The Sketchbook Series, Bedford (Massachusetts), Applewood Books, 1997.

PDF / 14.4 MB / Eng / 75 pp. / 1557093423 / 978-1557093424

- Los Diseños originales de la película Bambi, por sus artistas:
Eric Larson,Frank Thomas, Marc Davis, Milton Kahl,Maurice Noble, Ollie Johnston,Tyrus Wong.

- Imágenes restauradas digitalmente.

- Pequeños comentarios de los artistas.

The classic story of the gentle fawn and the seasonal joys and sorrows of life in the forest has warmed and inspired the hearts of all ages since the film was first released in 1942. Featuring the work of Disney animation greats, and in celebration of the 55th anniversary of this beloved film, this sketchbook is a fine tribute to one of the greatest animated films of all times.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011


KENNER, Hugh, Chuck Jones: A Flurry of Drawings Portraits of American Genius, Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1994.

PDF / 5 MB / Eng / 114 pp. / 0520087976 /978-0520087972

- Biografía de Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002). Desde sus comienzos en la animación como "cel-washer" (a los 19 años!!!), conociendo a leyendas de la industria como: Ub Iwerk, Grim Natwick, Fred "Tex" Avery, y por supuesto Michael Maltese,Bob Clampett,Ken Harris, Abe Levitow y más.

- Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Pepé Le Pew, Roadrunner, Willy E. Coyote, The Grinch, Rikki Tikki Tavi.

- Ideas y definiciones sobre animación. Todo un cuadro de época sobre la animación en la primera mitad del siglo XX.

- Multiples citas del propio Chuck, que explican en qué consistía la animación en la Edad de oro.

- El proceso de creacion en el cartoon de la Warner.

- Ilustraciones hechas por Chuck.

- Por momentos el autor no es del todo serio en sus comentarios, y en sus múltiples intentos por hacerse el simpático... se pone en vergüenza (creo además que está un poco loco).

Kenner provides a brief, lively history of animation before focusing on the Warner Brothers animation studio, out of which came the wildest, most outrageous cartoons of the 1940s and 1950s. As Kenner notes, Warner was the only place in animation where the auteur theory applies, for each Warner cartoon director had his own take on the studio's characters. Chuck Jones was one of the directors responsible for the classics featuring the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the Road Runner, and his mastery of the Warner characters' personalities, along with his distinctive comic sensibilities (more droll than outlandish) and sense of visual design, made his cartoons standouts. In his somewhat rambling essay, Kenner makes perceptive observations on Jones' career and the artistry behind his six-minute gems.

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THE ILLUSION OF LIFE (Frank Thomas y Ollie Johnston)

THOMAS Frank y Ollie Johnston, Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life , New York, Disney Edition, 1981.

PDF or JPG images / 111 MB or 138 MB / Eng / 548 pp /0786860707 / 978-0786860708

Este es el mejor libro para poder apreciar el arte del estudio Disney y de la animación en general. La razón principal se encuentra en que sus autores no son críticos sino animadores de la vieja escuela. Nos ofrecen testimonio de un mundo que hoy ha dejado de existir, el de la Edad de Oro de la Animación (Verflossen ist das Gold der Tage). Disney representa el punto más alto que ha alcanzado este arte. Frente a las extraordinarias películas de los americanos las producciones del resto del mundo palidecen.

- Principios de la animación de Disney. Thomas y Johnston (los autores, y miembros del grupo de los 9) fueron los primeros en enunciar y explicar los principios aquí contenidos (muchos especialistas luego repetirán estos principios). Debido a esto The Illusion of Life se ha vuelto una obra canónica de la crítica de animación.

- Visión y Figura de Walt Disney. Un acercamiento distinto al genio estadounidense a través de los ojos de sus más íntimos colaboradores y amigos.

- Historia de la animación de Disney, desde los orígenes, atravesando distintas etapas de descubrimiento 1923-1936, pasando por la Edad de Oro de la animación (propiamente dicha): 1937- 1943; y el Período posterior a 1944, hasta finales de los 70's.

- Distintos aspectos en una obra de Arte de animación: Sonido, Diseño de Personajes, Planos, Background, Argumento, Color, etc. Con consejos, técnicas, secretos, etc., de los principales creativos de la historia de Disney.

- Tecnologías utilizadas. El libro explica las dificultades técnicas que debieron superar los animadores, y logra transmitir la excitación que provocaba cada uno de los descubrimientos.

- Cientos de Ilustraciones (a color), Background Art, Células, Storyboards, etc., de las distintas películas y cortos de Disney (con interesantes anécdotas acerca del proceso creativo en cada una de ellas).

En unas pocas palabras, es un libro absolutamente apasionante. (by pelida77)

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. "The text is ambitious. The authors simultaneously give a history of Disney animation and explain the processes involved in clear, nontechnical terms." Along with the splendid text are dozens of color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. A "magnificent volume" that remains "essential for film collections and a feast for the most casual peruser."

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