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How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life
Pat Williams, Jim Denney

HCI, 2004

An inspiring biography of one of the most influential and beloved figures of the 21st century, based on more than a thousand interviews. "I've read every book that has ever been written about Walt Disney, going back to some that were published in the 1930s. [How to Be Like Walt] is by far the most enjoyable to read of them all!" Tim O'Day, Disney Scholar "How to Be Like Walt is a fitting tribute to Walt's memory and an ...


Character Mentor: Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters to Life
Tom Bancroft

Focal Press, 2012

You've researched your character extensively, tailored her to your audience, sketched hundreds of versions, and now you lean back content as you gaze at your final character model sheet. But now what? Whether you want to use her in an animated film, television show, video game, web comic, or children's book, you're going to have to make her perform. How a character looks and is costumed starts to tell her story, but her body language ...


Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About God, Dreams, and Talking Vegetables
Phil Vischer

Thomas Nelson, 2007

Larry. Bob. Archibald. These Veggie Tales stars are the most famous vegetables you'll ever eat. Oops, meet. Their antics are known around the world. But so much of the Veggie Tale story hasn't been told. In Me, Myself, and Bob , Phil Vischer, founder of Big Idea and creator of Veggie Tales, gives a behind-the-scenes look at his not-so-funny journey with the loveable veggies. From famed creator to bankrupt dreamer, Vischer shares his story of ...


Avatar: The Last Airbender (The Art of the Animated Series)
Bryan Konietzko, Michael DiMartino

Dark Horse Books, 2010

Since its debut in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender has remained one of Nickelodeon's most talked about and highest-rated animated series to date, and it's not too hard to see why... Not only does it offer an epic storyline, engaging characters, action, adventure, and a powerful message about the importance of hope in a world long-besieged by war, all the while serving up top-notch entertainment. It's also beautifully executed, a stunning ...


Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables
Phil Vischer

Thomas Nelson, 2008

This is a story of dreaming big and working hard, of spectacular success and breathtaking failure, of shouted questions, and, at long last, whispered answers. With trademark wit and heart, Phil Vischer shares how God can use the death of a dream to point us toward true success. Larry. Bob. Archibald. These VeggieTales stars are the most famous vegetables you'll ever eat. Oops, meet. Their antics are known around the world. But so much of the ...


How to Cheat in Maya 2010: Tools and Techniques for the Maya Animator
Eric Luhta

Focal Press, 2010

Take your animations to the next level with this essential guide to Maya 2010. Packed with character animation techniques and the secrets of professional animators, How to Cheat in Maya 2010 provides the tips and tools to help you create high quality animation in the most efficient way possible. This comprehensive guide to animating with Maya contains gold-mine coverage, including animation techniques, using Maya's tools with the 12 animation ...


Animator s survival kit

Unknown, 1991


The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation
Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas

Disney Editions, 1995

An out-of-print collector's item since 1986, the definitive account of the development of Disney animation explains what made Disney's style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey and the rest. National ad/promo.


It's Kind of a Cute Story
Rolly Crump, Jeff Heimbuch

Bamboo Forest Publishing, 2012

The Imagineers, those men and women who helped Walt Disney bring his creations to life, have achieved legendary status among theme park enthusiasts. IT'S KIND OF A CUTE STORY is the life story of one of the most beloved Imagineers, Rolly Crump. Covering his long and varied career, including designing some of Disney's most famous attractions and working directly with Walt himself, Rolly's stories weave into a lighthearted yet riveting narrative ...


The Art of Tangled
Jeff Kurtti

Chronicle Books, 2010

A lighthearted twist on Rapunzel , the beloved fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm, Tangled brims with thrilling adventure, a distinctive cast of characters, a daring heroine, and, of course, seventy feet of golden hair. Featuring the stunning concept art behind the newest Disney masterpiece, The Art of Tangled also includes a preface by John Lasseter, a foreword by Directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, and interviews with the artists, ...


Walt Dreamers Me
Joseph Patrick Cosgrove

Golden Additions, 2013

“I cannot imagine living in a world without Walt Disney.” Joe Cosgrove Walt Disney’s life long journey comes to life as breaking news headlines that entertain and engage dreamers of all ages. This novel storytelling is based on Joe’s firsthand experience as well as from friends and mentors who worked closely with Walt during the 1930’s through the 1960’s. Readers will enter the circle of nearness of Walt Disney’s life journey as he ...


Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive
David B. Levy

Allworth Press, 2006

Great ideas for animators who are starting out or looking for their next job • Packed with information and insights • Perfect for film students and art students. Animation is a multibillion-dollar industry. Here’s an insider’s guide to getting into that industry, staying there, and getting ahead. Author David B. Levy has interviewed the top pros in animation, including Steven Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants; Al Brodax, ...


Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation
Lou Scheimer, Andy Mangels, ...

TwoMorrows Publishing, 2012

Hailed as one of the fathers of Saturday morning television, Lou Scheimer was the co-founder of Filmation Studios, which for over 25 years provided animated excitement for TV and film. Always at the forefront, Scheimer's company created the first DC cartoons with Superman, Batman, and Aquaman, ruled the song charts with The Archies, kept Trekkie hope alive with the Emmy-winning Star Trek: The Animated Series, taught morals with Fat Albert and ...


Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts
Nancy Beiman

Focal Press, 2007

Packed with illustrations that illuminate and a text that entertains and informs, this book explains the methods and techniques of animation preproduction with a focus on story development and character design. Story is the most important part of an animated film-and this book delivers clear direction on how animators can create characters and stories that have originality and appeal. Learn how the animation storyboard differs from live action ...


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film
J.B. Kaufman

Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2012

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , this book tells the fascinating story of the making of Walt Disney's groundbreaking animated classic. More than 250 artworks, including rarely seen concept sketches, background paintings, and cels illustrate the genius of Walt Disney and the creative vision of the artists who produced a beloved milestone in cinematic history. In 1933, Walt Disney was a rising ...


Special Effects: The History and Technique
Richard Rickitt

Billboard Books, 2000

Spanning the rich history of movie magic, from George Mlis's A Trip to the Moon to George Lucas's Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace, and the Wachowski Brothers' The Matrix, this completely up-to-date guide to visual trickery is unparalleled in scope, presenting a clearly written, lushly illustrated chronicle of special effects development over ten decades of filmmaking. Starting with the earliest use of smoke and mirrors in silent films, ...


Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist
Chuck Jones

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999

The illustrated classic, complete with a new preface by Matt Groening. Winner of three Academy Awards and numerous other prizes for his animated films, Chuck Jones is the director of scores of famous Warner Bros. cartoons and the creator of such memorable characters as the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, and Marvin Martian. In this beguiling memoir, Chuck Jones evokes the golden years of life at "Termite Terrace," the Warner Bros. ...


The Book of Mouse: A Celebration of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse
Jim Korkis

Theme Park Press, 2013

HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT MICKEY MOUSE? In his 85 years of animated existence, ever-youthful Mickey Mouse has lived a memorable life. Now Disney historian Jim Korkis chronicles that life in mesmerizing detail. From Mickey's humble beginnings on Walt's Disney sketch pad through his dozens of films to his embodiment of the Disney dream and his popular appearances in the Disney theme parks - it's all here, in The Book of Mouse . ...


The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design
Tod Polson

Chronicle Books, 2013

This extraordinary volume examines the life and animation philosophy of Maurice Noble, the noted American animation background artist and layout designer whose contributions to the industry span more than 60 years and include such cartoon classics as Duck Dodgers in the 24 ½th Century , What's Opera, Doc? , and The Road Runner Show . Revered throughout the animation world, his work serves as a foundation and reference point for the current ...


Elemental Magic, Volume II: The Technique of Special Effects Animation (Animation Masters Title)
Joseph Gilland

Focal Press, 2011

Design beautiful, professional-level animated effects with these detailed step-by-step tutorials from former Disney animator and animated effects expert Joseph Gilland. Filled with beautiful, full-color artwork, Elemental Magic, Volume II , breaks down the animated effect process from beginning to end-including booming explosions, gusting winds, magical incantations, and raging fires. He also breaks down the process of effects "clean-up," as ...



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