Two supervising animators for the Disney studios offer an inside look at the great Disney cartoon villains, from the evil Queen Maleficent to Jafar, featuring full-color portraits, scenes from the films, and discussions on how these characters were created.
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Since launching its Hyperion book division two years ago, the Disney Company has been practicing synergism by mining its archives for material suitable for compiling into lavish gift books. The latest such project is an oversize volume spotlighting memorable villains from more than six decades of the studio's animated films. The rogues' roll call begins well before the wicked queen in Snow White (1937), reaching all the way back to Mickey Mouse's early nemesis Peg Leg Pete, who actually antedated Mickey, and extending through The Three Little Pigs' Big Bad Wolf down to The Little Mermaid's Ursula and Aladdin's Jafar. All are depicted in hundreds of illustrations that include plenty of full-color frame enlargements and animators' sketches. Veteran animators Johnston and Thomas, there at the creation of most of the studio's masterworks, describe the characters' development and provide fascinating insights into the making of the films and the changes in Disney's approach over the years. The resulting volume is sure to appeal to audiences' fascination with villainy--especially when it's presented as frighteningly as Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent or as humorously as 101 Dalmatians' Cruella de Vil. Gordon FlaggFrom Library Journal:
Using sketches and four-color art, two veteran artists and authors ( Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life , LJ 12/15/81) analyze Walt Disney Studios' animated scoundrels, from Peg Leg Pete to Aladdin's Jafar. Walt Disney's input and his later delegation of authority are discussed. The authors assert that the golden age of animation ended at the close of World War II as a result of postwar costs and a dearth of imagination not remedied until 1950 with the production of Cinderella. They evaluate ensuing successes and failures, the emergence of new animators, and computer enhancement techniques. An appendix contains portraits of all the studio's villain creators. This balanced critique is recommended for art and film collections of public libraries.
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