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Thomas, Frank 1912-2004

Works: 63 works in 165 publications in 3 languages and 17,515 library holdings
Genres: Animated films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Animal films 
Roles: Animator , Author, Instrumentalist, Performer, Producer, Scenarist, Other, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Frank Thomas
Most widely held works by Frank Thomas
Pinocchio( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 2,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woodcarver Geppetto has pets Figaro the cat and Cleo the fish. He has just made a little wooden puppet called Pinocchio. Wishing upon a star before he goes to bed, Geppetto wishes that Pinocchio would become a real boy. As Geppetto sleeps, the Blue Fairy arrives and partially grants his wish. Pinocchio can come to life, but he must prove himself worthy before becoming a real boy. He will require some guidance, and Jiminy Cricket agrees to act as his conscience. After some unfortunate incidents, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble. The Blue Fairy appears. Pinocchio lies to her and his nose grows. He is forgiven, but warned not to lie again
The sword in the stone( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English king dies leaving no heir. In the churchyard of a cathedral in London, a sword appears imbedded in a stone. It is inscribed with a prophecy. Although many try, no one can budge the sword from the stone. Deep in the dark woods, Merlin the Magician begins to teach 11-year-old Arthur, who lives in the castle of Sir Ector where he's an apprentice squire to Sir Kay. Arthur learns the basic truths of life, but he also runs into the evil Madam Mim, who tries to destroy him. A great tournament is held in London to pick a new king. Arthur, attending as Kay's squire, forgets Kay's sword, and runs back to the inn to get it, but the inn is locked. Arthur, seeing the sword in the stone, innocently, and easily, pulls it out. When the knights marvel at the wondrous sword and question where he got it, Arthur has to prove himself all over again by pulling the sword from the stone
The jungle book by Wolfgang Reitherman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mowgli, a little boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India
Bambi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed as the Prince of the Forest at his birth, wobble-legged Bambi the faun lives deep in the woodland with his mother. His early faunhood is filled with friends--Thumper, a jovial rabbit who says all the wrong things; Flower, a skunk with an inferiority complex; and Friend Owl, misanthrope of the treetops. As he grows, fun-and-games give way to the hardship of winter and the most terrifying, ever-looming threat to survival--man. When the hunters come, Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father The Great Prince, and lead the other deer to safety
Cinderella by Clyde Geronimi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are magically turned into a glorious gown, and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving only a single glass slipper, the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending!
Lady and the tramp by Walt Disney( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience the thrilling adventures of Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold. This heartwarming tale now charms a new generation of families and fans with its exquisite animation, unforgettable songs, and one of the greatest love stories of all time
Disney animation : the illusion of life by Frank Thomas( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inside story of the gradual perfecting of Disney's character animation technology, an American art form
The aristocats by Phil Harris( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat. Duchess has three little kittens. A greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day
Bambi by Walt Disney( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated adaptation that follows the life of the forest deer Bambi as he grows from fawn to adult stag with family of his own
The illusion of life : Disney animation by Frank Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The many adventures of Winnie the Pooh by Sebastian Cabot( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the first meeting between Tigger and Pooh. Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit's house from eating too much honey, and there's a flurry of activity on a windy day
The Disney villain by Ollie Johnston( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the famous villains created by Walt Disney animated films, the concepts behind their creation and the animators who made them come to life
Peter Pan by Walt Disney( Visual )

3 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic adventures await Wendy Darling and her brothers when Peter Pan whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell, they explore the island and Peter's secret hideout with the Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook
The adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad( Visual )

2 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of grand animated classics, Disney's 11th animated masterpiece, THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD, presents two unforgettable children's classics. Through award-winning Disney animation wizardry, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS and THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW come together in one fabulous adventure - in its original theatrical format. Hang on for a wild motorcar ride with J. Thaddeus Toad as he drives his friends Mole, Rat and Angus MacBadger into a worried frenzy! Then meet the spindly Ichabod Crane, who dreams of sweeping beautiful Katrina Van Tassel off her feet, despite opposition from town bully Brom Bones, who also has his eye on Katrina. The comic rivalry introduces Ichabod to the legend of the Headless Horseman, resulting in a heart-thumping climax! Wonderfully narrated by Basil Rathbone and Bing Crosby, THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD brims with high-spirited adventure, brilliant animation and captivating music you'll want to share with your family a
Too funny for words : Disney's greatest sight gags by Frank Thomas( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Disney's Bambi : the story and the film by Ollie Johnston( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and artwork from the animated film "Bambi" unfold the story of the deer who grows up to be King of the Forest and reveal the creative struggles and victories behind the making of the movie
Animation by Walt Disney Animation Studios( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an introduction by John Lasseter--and very little else in the way of words--this second book in The Artist Series lavishly showcases the most brilliant animation created by such luminaries as Ub Iwerks, Norm Ferguson, Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Dick Huemer, Grim Natwick, Art Babbitt, Fred Moore, Bill Tytla, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, John Lounsbery, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, Les Clark, Wolfgang Reitherman, John Sibley, Bill Justice, Clyde Geronimi, Ted Berman, Glen Keane, Andreas Deja, Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn and Tony Bancroft. The artwork--much of which has never before been published--offers the opportunity to marvel at the those magical lines of pencil that brought life to so many unforgettable Disney characters. Animation represents a rare opportunity to enjoy a glimpse into the truly spectacular trove of treasures from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library
The Firehouse Five plus Two story by Firehouse Five plus Two (Musical group)( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasia legacy : supplemental features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slip down the corridors of the 60-year history of the magical, magnificent Fantasia and its sequel Fantasia 2000. Hear Walt Disney talk about the tricks of the trade and the story of the animation process, highlighted with extensive scenes from both features. Experience "The Fantasia that never was," segments that were never produced. Enjoy interviews with film historians and filmmakers of Fantasia 2000, witness production progression demonstrations and view the alternate versions of segments and deleted animation from this remarkable film. Welcome to the Fantasia Legacy!
Around the world! by Firehouse Five plus Two (Musical group)( )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Frank Thomas Amerikaans animator (1912-2004)

Frank Thomas animatore e fumettista statunitense

Frank Thomas US-amerikanischer Animator

Franklin Thomas

Thomas, Frank, 1912-

Thomas, Franklin 1912-2004

Thomas, Franklin Rosborough

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