The illusion of life: Disney animation

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Hyperion, Oct 5, 1995 - Art - 575 pages
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Written by the ultimate Disney insiders, this "bible" of animation has become a legend in itself. This volume seeks to explain the process that makes Disney's animation unique--what sets the work of the Disney studios apart from other animation products. Here are original sketches of best-loved Disney characters, how memorable movie sequences were made, and anecdotes about working with Walt. Full-color throughout. National ads/media.

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Review: The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation

User Review  - Stacey - Goodreads

Goes into depth into the process of creating Disney's animated classics. It was interesting to learn about what went on behind the scenes as someone who grew up with these films. I always knew a lot of work went into the production of Disney's work, but this book taught me just how much. Read full review

Review: The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation

User Review  - Brian Bek - Goodreads

Great book about animation at Disney. It touches on all issues regarding creating animated films. The one thing it does not teach you is how to draw. Look else where for that. Read full review


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Johnston is one of the "Nine Old Men" of Disney Animation.