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The illusion of life : Disney animation

Author: Frank Thomas; Ollie Johnston
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Hyperion edView all editions and formats
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Traces the development of Disney animation, explains what made Disney's style unique, and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Frank, 1912-2004.
Illusion of life.
New York : Hyperion, [1995]
(OCoLC)676711734
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Thomas; Ollie Johnston
ISBN: 0786860707 9780786860708
OCLC Number: 32509417
Notes: Revised edition of: Disney Animation. Popular ed. 1984.
Description: 575 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface --
An art form is born --
The early days 1923-1933 --
The principles of animation --
Discovery 1934-1936 --
Cartoon comes of age --
Appeal and dynamics --
Hyperion : the explosion --
Burbank and the nine old men --
Our procedures --
How to get it on the screen --
The Disney sounds --
The follow-up functions --
The uses of live action in drawing humans and animals --
Story --
Character development --
Animating expressions and dialogue --
Acting and emotions --
Other types of animation --
and the future --
Appendices. General outline of animation theory and practice / by Hamilton Luske, December 31, 1935 ; Class on action analysis / by Vladimir (Bill) Tytla, June 8, 1937 ; Character handling / by Hamilton Luske, September 30, 1938 ; Analysis of Mickey Mouse / by Fred Moore ; Analysis of Donald Duck / by Fred Spencer ; Analysis of Pluto / by Norman Ferguson ; Analysis of the Goof / by Art Babbitt.
Responsibility: Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.

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Traces the development of Disney animation, explains what made Disney's style unique, and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters.

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