One of the most creative minds of the 20th century, Walt Disney created a unique and unparalleled imaginative universe. Like hardly any other classics of cinema, his amazing collection of animated films revolutionized storytelling on screen and enchant to this day geographically and generations.
In TASCHEN's first volume of one of the most comprehensive illustrated publications on Disney animation, some 1,500 images and essays by eminent Disney experts take us into the beating heart of the studio's "Golden Age of Animation." This groundbreaking book traces Disney's entire animation journey from the silent film era, through his first feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and the groundbreaking artistic experiment Fantasia (1940), to his final masterpieces Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) and The Jungle Book (1967).
With extensive research through the historic collections of the Walt Disney Company and private collections, editor Daniel Kothenschulte assembles some of the most precious concept paintings and storyboards to reveal how these animation masterpieces came to life. Masterful cell arrangements offer highly detailed illustrations of famous movie scenes, while rare photographs taken by Disney photographers and excerpts from story conferences between Walt and his collaborators bring a privileged insider's view of the studio's creative process.
Each of the great animated films made during Walt's lifetime - including Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians - are given their own chapter, not forgetting lesser-known gems such as the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies series and underappreciated episodic musical films such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time, all of which receive the same meticulous examination and attention. Many unfinished projects, including the proposed sequels to the legendary musical Fantasia or a tribute to Davy Crockett by painter Thomas Hart Benton, are also highlighted with rarely seen artwork, many never before published. Contributions from leading Disney specialists describe the evolution of each film.
Title: The Walt Disney Film Archives. The Animated Movies 1921-1968
Size: 337 x 246 mm
Size: 620 pages