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

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This is the Bible of classical animation. It's as much a autobiography of Disney's Nine Old Men, as it is an educational book on the principals of animation. The Illusion of Life is an inspiration, a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

This is THE book on animation. The others may imitate it, there's no replacement. The best part of this book is the breakdown it gives of exactly how the Disney animators did what they did during the ... Read full review

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