The Disney That Never Was: The Stories and Art from Five Decades of Unproduced Animation

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Disney Editions, Dec 1, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages
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Disney artists worked on many projects, both shorts and feature-length films, and their rich and varied work - whether in the form of concept art, animation drawings, storyboards, or gags - is a testament to the quality and innovation the studio achieved, even on unfinished projects. After a brief Introduction examining how the studio operated during Walt Disney's day, Solomon surveys the many categories of uncompleted film, illustrating each with beautiful examples of work by the staff artists: Mickey, Donald, and Goofy shorts; Fairy Tale Projects like Hans Christian Andersen tales and the ambitious feature Chanticleer and Reynard; wartime propaganda films; early versions of Fantasia, and later efforts to expand elements of the film; and projects ranging from Hiawatha to Destino, a fantastic and unlikely collaboration between Disney and Salvador Dali.

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Review: The Disney That Never Was: The Stories and Art from Five Decades of Unproduced Animation

User Review  - Adrienne Savoldi - Goodreads

This book was a fascinating read for a Disney fan. I read a lot about the Disney that is, but I didn't know much about abandoned projects, which is where this book came in handy. The information was interesting, but I wish there could have been more pages of artwork, more pictures and less text. Read full review

Review: The Disney That Never Was: The Stories and Art from Five Decades of Unproduced Animation

User Review  - Melody - Goodreads

Although I didn't have time to fully read this book, the pictures themselves are enlightening for a Disney lover. Many ideas were dreamed up at Walt Disney Studiosócharacters developed, storyboards ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments xi
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Mickey Donald and Goofy 31
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Fairy Tales and Childrens Stories
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Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Charles Solomon is an internationally respected critic and historian of animation. He has written on the subject for The New York Times, TV Guide, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Modern Maturity, Film Comment, and The Hollywood Reporter. His books include Tale As Old As Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast; Disney Lost and Found, The Prince of Egypt: A New Vision in Animation, The Disney That Never Was, and Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the first film book to be nominated for a National Book Critics' Circle Award.

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