The Art of Walt Disney

From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms and Beyond

By Christopher Finch; John Lasseter (Foreword by)
(ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9780810998148, 504pp.)

Publication Date: October 2011

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First published in 1973, The Art of Walt Disney is one of the most successful and influential illustrated art books on American popular culture ever published. This book was the first to reveal the wealth of concept art, animation drawings, and archival material created in the course of animating films. In this newly revised edition, author Christopher Finch has thoroughly reworked every chapter to incorporate the vast achievements of The Walt Disney Company in filmmaking, theater, and theme parks, from Walt’s day to the present, including all-new exciting chapters on Pixar Animation Studio and Walt Disney Animation along with extensive interviews with their chief creative officer, John Lasseter, and president, Ed Catmull. Offering hundreds of new images and unparalleled access to leading filmmakers and artists at The Walt Disney Company, The Art of Walt Disney will once again capture the imaginations of animation fans young and old.

Praise for The Art of Walt Disney:

“Every student of art should own and study this book.” —Georgia Times-Union




About the Author
Christopher Finch was born and raised on the island of Guernsey in the British Channel Islands. He lived in London and Paris before moving to New York City in the late 1960s, the setting of Good Girl, Bad Girl. After working as a freelance writer and artist in New York for more than two decades, he moved to Los Angeles, where he continues to write and make art. Christopher has mounted one-man shows in both New York and Los Angeles, and his work has been included in museum exhibitions. He has occasionally written for television; his Judy Garland biography, Rainbow, was made into a movie for television. He is married to Linda Rosenkrantz, who is an author and the cofounder of the website nameberry.com. They have a daughter named Chloe.

Tracey Miller-Zarneke has long been fascinated with the world of animation. In addition to her credited roles on the Disney feature films Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little and The Emperor's New Groove, she has authored seven books on the art of animation and has also served as technical editor for the textbook Producing Animation. Tracey lives in Los Angeles and channels her creative energy into work as a writer and playtime with her two young sons.
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