Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WALT BEFORE MICKEY (2011, Timothy S. Susanin)

Timothy S. Susanin, Walt Before Mickey: Disney's Early Years 1919-1928, Jackson, University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

PDF / 4 MB / 373 pp / 1604739606 / 978-1604739602

Another Book on Walt Disney, this one about his early years in animation business (really, that is the only period that matters in Disney's life as an animator). An insight into the mind of the genius, in the days when the world was young... (by pelida77)

Thanksgiving 1966. B 1: Kansas City. The road to the First Studios: Comercial Art, Film Ad, and "Home Experimenting". Kaycee Studios (1921-1922). The Laugh-O-gram Films (1922-1923).
B 2 Los Angeles. First steps in Hollywood. Disney Brothers Studio 1923 - 1926. Alice's Wonderland. Ub IWerks. 2719 Hyperion Avenue. Walt Disney Studio 1926 - 1928. Oswald the lucky rabbit.The creation of Mickey Mouse. Epilogue: After Mickey.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

ANIMATED REALISM (2011, Judith Kriger)

Judith Kriger. Animated Realism: A Behind the Scenes Look to the Animated Documentary Genre. Focal Press, 2011.

PDF / 32 MB / ENG / 210 pp / 0240814398 / 978-0240814391

I wasn't even aware of the existence of an animated documentary genre. But because of this book, I was forced to think in the beginnings of animation, in Winsor McCay's Sinking of Lusitania, and to conclude that animated documentaries have always been there. This book is not really about the doc genre history, rather about new examples of the genre (most of them from the 21st century, and about CGI productions).

Interviews with the artists: Yoni Goodman (animation in Waltz with Bashir); Bob Sabiston (creator of the Rotoshop); John Canemaker (The moon and the Son); Marie JoseƩ Saint Pierre (Femelles); Dennis Tupicoff (Chainsaw); Chris Landreth (Ryan); Paul Fierlinger (Tulip... among many others)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

THE ART OF TANGLED (2010, Jeff Kurtti)

Jeff Kurtti. The art of Tangled. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2010.

JPEG / ENG / 121 MB / 169 pp / 0811875555 / 978-0811875554

- A preface by John Lasseter
- Foreword by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard (Directors)
- The original concept sketches; background art
- The influence on art of: Pinocchio; Cinderella; Sleeping Beauty.
- Artwork by: Glen Keane; Laurent Ben-Mimoun; Dan Cooper; Claire Keane; Victoria Ying and more..

Artbook for the first succesful attempt of making a Disney Fairy Tale in CGI.
I wouldn't dare to call it a Disney work in the classical sense; this has the Pixar smell all over it, and the Dreamworks sarcastic way of approaching a fairy tale. But it is an attempt to emulate Disney Style, so... (by pelida77)

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