The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney's Movie Magic

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Discover the secrets behind the creation of your favorite Disney classics—all through the lens of one of early animation’s most enigmatic and fascinating characters.

Here, for the first time, readers can immerse themselves in Herman Schultheis’s prized, never-before-published scrapbook of photographs—and experience what it was like to be on set during the making of beloved Disney films, such as Fantasia, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Bambi. From the fascinating technique used to film Fantasia’s infamous volcano scene (the lava was actually oatmeal dyed red!) to the painstaking detail involved in creating the film’s lovely snowflake dancers (hint: it involves mounting paper snowflakes to gears), the information collected here is a goldmine for Disney and animation enthusiasts—and for readers who just love a good story.

But there’s another story here, too. It’s the tale of Herman Schultheis himself, the intriguing German immigrant who worked briefly in Disney’s special effects department, only to disappear a few years later in a Central American jungle, never to be seen again. It’s a riveting, multifaceted account of what it was like to “make it big” in 1930s Hollywood, and it is bound to captivate readers as much as the stories of the films themselves.

The notebooks include detailed sections on the following famous films and Disney studio departments:

1. Toccata & Fugue: Fantasia 2. “Rite of Spring”: Fantasia 3. “Night on Bald Mountain”: Fantasia 4. “Nutcracker Suite” and “Ave Maria”: Fantasia 5. Multiple-Level Pan Motion and Pastel Effect Process: “Nutcracker” 6. “Clair de Lune”: Fantasia 7. Pinocchio 8. Chicago Field Trip: “Rite of Spring,” Fantasia 9. Pinocchio Publicity Photos 10. Process Lab and Microfilming 11. Photo Research: Pinocchio and Fantasia 12. Dinosaur Research: “Rite of Spring,” Fantasia 13. Bambi Research 14. Pinocchio Underwater, Fantasia Centaurettes, and Dumbo Research 15. The Reluctant Dragon and the New Disney Burbank Studio

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Discover the secrets behind Fantasia, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Bambi—all through the lens of early animation's most enigmatic and fascinating character, Herman Schultheis.

A technician at the Disney Studio in the late 1930s, Schultheis kept a covert scrapbook of special effects wizardry, capturing in photographs and text the dazzling, behind-the-scenes ingenuity of early Disney films. Later, when he mysteriously disappeared into a Guatemalan jungle, his notebook was forgotten ... and with it, the stories of how these beloved animated classics were made.

Miraculously unearthed in a chest of drawers in 1990, Schultheis's notebook is now available for all to see at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco—and in this compelling and beautiful book. Part annotated facsimile of the scrapbook itself, part biography of the complicated, overly ambitious man who made it, The Lost Notebook is a goldmine for Disney and animation enthusiasts and a vivid, riveting account of one man's plight to make it big in early Hollywood.

About the Author:

John Canemaker is an Academy Award–, Emmy Award–, and Peabody Award–winning animation director and designer. His twenty-eight minute film, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, won the 2005 Oscar for Best Animated Short, and his more than twenty films (and their original art) are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is also a tenured professor and director of the animation program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. The Lost Notebook is his eleventh book on the history of animation.

The Walt Disney Family Museum was co-founded by Walt Disney's daughter, Diane Disney Miller, and grandson, Walter Miller, in San Francisco's Presidio. The Museum is dedicated to celebrating the life, work, and legacy of Walt Disney through innovative exhibitions and programs, sharing the fascinating story of the man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global, distinctively American legacy.

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