Title: TALKING ANIMALS AND OTHER PEOPLE/THE ...
Publisher: St Martins Pr, US
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
First Edition. First Printing. Signed by author Shamus Culhane, with a short inscription to previous owner, on first free end paper. Faint rippling on top edge of first few pages. Binding is square and tight. Boards are overall clean, light rubbing, minor wear to edges, spine ends and corners. Text block is foxed and soiled. Dust jacket has creases, chips, closed tears, scuffing, and rubbing along the edges. Dust jacket covers are lightly soiled, scuffed and rubbed. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 22873
From Publishers Weekly:
Culhane's frank, conversational autobiography describes his 50 years as one of the artists who helped bring animated cartooning from its flip-the-pages beginnings to its present levelin the author's view, that of fine art. From an impoverished New York boyhood, Culhane worked his way to become a novice with a California-based genius named Walt Disney, who in time chose him to animate the opening "Hi-Ho" sequence in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the film that built the Disney empire and one that permanently influenced the animated film industry. Before and after Disney, Culhane worked with pioneers like Max Fleischer and Walt Lantz, as well as legendary artists Grim Natwick, Norm Ferguson and others. The account follows the technical growth of animation up to today's computerized wonders, which the author praises. Students and nostalgia buffs will treasure his book, for different reasons. The assessment of Disney is fine-tuned and fair, and while Culhane's post-Disney career is less interesting, the tale of the making of Snow White remains richly amusing. Illustrations.
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