Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation

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Disney Editions, Oct 31, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages
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Noted film historian John Canemaker brings to life the team whose combined individual genius defined the art of character animation. Think of your favorite moments and characters in Disney films from the thirties to the seventies and chances are most were animated by one of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men." Through the span of their careers, these nine highly skilled animators exhibited an unparalleled loyalty to their employer. This book explores their artisitic breakthroughs, failures, and rivalries, and their individual relationships with each other and with Walt.

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Review: Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

If you're interested in Disney animation, you can't go wrong on this one. Even if you are bored with the biographical information, you'll get analysis of some of the best work the studio did. You'll ... Read full review

Review: Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation

User Review  - Gijs Grob - Goodreads

Arguably Canemaker's greatest book, 'Walt Disney's Nine Old Men' is a heavy, richly illustrated yet text rich coffee table book on Disney's most famous animators. Each 'old man' gets his own biography ... Read full review

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John Canemaker is a tenured professor and director of the film animation program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2006, his film The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation won the Academy Award for best animated short. He has written numerous books on animation, including The Art and Flair of Mary Blair, Paper Dreams: The Art and Artists of Disney Storyboards, Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists, and Walt Disney's Nine Old men and the Art of Animation.

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