The Walt Disney Film Archive
Walt Disney created a unique and unrivaled imaginative universe.
His astonishing collection of animated cartoons revolutionized storytelling on screen and enchanted various generations at different latitudes.
This landmark book traces Disney’s complete animation journey from the silent film era, through his first full-length feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and the pioneering artistic experiment Fantasia (1940), right up to his last masterpieces Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) and The Jungle Book (1967).
With extensive research conducted through the historical collections of the Walt Disney Company, as well as private collections, editor Daniel Kothenschulte curates some of the most precious concept paintings and storyboards to reveal just how these animation masterpieces came to life.
Around 1,500 images, highly detailed illustrations of famous film scenes, rare pictures taken by Disney photographers, excerpts from story conferences between Walt and his staff and essays by eminent Disney experts take us to the beating heart of the studio’s “Golden Age of Animation.”
This book is a voyage into the XXth century’s most creative mind where we’ll discover that “it’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
Daniel Kothenschulte, The Walt Disney Film Archive, Copyright Taschen, 2016
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