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    DescriptionAnimation designer Tom Bancroft brings his knowledge and experience to this fun and accessible book on character design. From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to Sponge Bob Squarepants, it is the design that communicates a character's personality even before a single word of dialogue is spoken. Bancroft, who designed the character Mushu, voiced by Eddie Murphy, in the Disney animated feature film, "Mulan," begins the book with time-tested design concepts, then explains how to work with a script, about character hierarchy (treating important characters, and lesser characters differently), how to maximize a pose and expressions, and ultimately, how to finish a character that sparkles. At the end of each chapter are exercises to help the reader hone his skills. Bancroft also explains how these lessons can be applied to different industries: film, TV, video games, and graphic novels. The book will include practical advice from professionals in each of these industries, including Mark Henn (director of animation, Disney's "The Little Mermaid"), Peter DeSeve (character designer, "Ice Age"), J. Scott Campbell (Wildstorm/DC Comics), Rob Corley (feature animator, "The Lion King", "Aladdin", "Lilo and Stitch"), Butch Hartman (creator, "Fairly Oddparents"), Jack Davis (MAD magazine), and Bill Amend (cartoonist, "Fox Trot". The introduction is written by Glen Keane (Walt Disney).

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    Creating Characters with Personality
    For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games, and Graphic Novels
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Bancroft
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    ISBN 13: 9780823023493
    ISBN 10: 0823023494

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC22: 741.5
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART004000, DES000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 95
    BIC subject category V2: APFV
    DC22: 741.6
    BISAC V2.8: ART010000, PER017000
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC1
    B&T Approval Code: A02060000
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    B&T Approval Code: A03280000
    LC classification: NC825.C43 B36 2006
    Thema V1.0: AFF, WFA, AKLC
    Illustrations note
    200 colour illustrations
    Watson-Guptill Publications
    Imprint name
    Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    28 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    TOM BANCROFT has worked in traditional animation for 15 years, spending most of that time at Disney Feature Animation, where he was supervising animator for the character Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy), in the movie "Mulan." He has also worked for Big Idea Productions on the popular "Veggietales" series as a character designer, CG animator, storyboard artist, and director. His most recent work was on Disney's feature film, Brother Bear.