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They Drew As They Pleased : The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid-Century Era

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The 1950s and 1960s at The Walt Disney Studios marked unprecedented stylistic directions brought on by the mid-century modern and graphic sensibilities of a new wave of artists. This volume explores the contributions of these heroes with special emphasis on the art of Lee Blair, Mary Blair, Tom Oreb, John Dunn, and Walt Peregoy. It includes never-before-seen images from Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Sleeping Beauty and discusses Disney's first forays into television, commercials, space, and science projects-even the development of theme parks. Drawing on interviews and revealing hundreds of rediscovered images that inspired Disney's films during one of its most prolific eras, this volume captures the rich stories of the artists who brought the characters to life and helped shape the future of animation.

Copyright (c)2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 229 x 279 x 25.4mm | 1,474.18g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 1452163855
  • 9781452163857
  • 66,644

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"... these books are a treasure trove of art that the samples included here only touch on. If anything, they are more a demonstration of these artists skills than their work for Disney. There is also a lot to contemplate and ensure these artists are not forgotten." SFcrowsnest
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"... these books are a treasure trove of art that the samples included here only touch on. If anything, they are more a demonstration of these artists skills than their work for Disney. There is also a lot to contemplate and ensure these artists are not forgotten." -- SFcrowsnest "What draws us in most about this book is, of course, the art, but also Didier's warts-and-all insights. He hasn't splashed Disney glitter over its history. Instead, he's given a true account of how these largely unknown artists and their commitment to their craft - even when it came into question - helped refine Disney's artistic style for years to come, securing their place in animation history in the process." -- ImagineFX
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About Didier Ghez

Didier Ghez is the author of Disney's Grand Tour, Disneyland Paris, They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age: The 1930s, and They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years: The 1940s. In 2018, Ghez received the prestigious June Foray Award for significant and benevolent impact on the art and industry of animation. He lives in Florida.



Eric Goldberg is best known for his work with Walt Disney Animation Studios on Aladdin, Pocahontas, Hercules, and Moana. In February 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Winsor McCay Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for lifetime achievement in animation.



Susan McKinsey Goldberg directed two sequences on Fantasia/2000, creating a unique look that garnered her the animation industry's highest honor, the Annie Award, for production design.
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