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The Disney Villain

Johnston, Ollie; Thomas, Frank

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ISBN 10: 1562827928 / ISBN 13: 9781562827922
Published by Hyperion Books, NY, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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232pp. Color and b&w illus. Index. Fine hardback in navy blue cloth binding with blind-stamped facsimile signatures of Johnston and Thomas on front cover and gold-stamped titles on spine/NF navy cloth slipcase with gilt lettering and mounted hologram of the evil Queen from Snow White on front, light rubbing & scratching to hologram (otherwise Fine). Signed by Ollie Johnston & Frank Thomas on a numbered bookplate tipped to the front pastedown which secures a 12-inch strip of film from Disney's animated feature Snow White. Copy #3063 of this limited edition. Bookseller Inventory # 16750

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Title: The Disney Villain

Publisher: Hyperion Books, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: SIGNED by the authors

Edition: 1st

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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 Flagg

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