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by Ollie Johnston

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ISBN:
0786860707
Author:
Ollie Johnston
Category:
Activities Crafts & Games
Language:
English
Publisher:
Disney Editions; Revised, Subsequent edition (October 19, 1995)
Pages:
576 pages
EPUB book:
1130 kb
FB2 book:
1588 kb
DJVU:
1780 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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499


Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life (later republished as The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation) is a book by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of the key animators at Disney during the Golden Age of animation

Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life (later republished as The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation) is a book by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of the key animators at Disney during the Golden Age of animation. Topping the list of "best animation books of all time" in a poll at AWN, it is still used as reference on and source of inspiration for character animation.

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The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation. Anyone who adores Disney animation will cherish a book like this one written by two of the "Nine Old Men", Ollie Johnston, and Frank Thomas

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation. Anyone who adores Disney animation will cherish a book like this one written by two of the "Nine Old Men", Ollie Johnston, and Frank Thomas. It contains page after page of illustrations but more importantly, a fully in depth explanation of how animation evolved over time

animation explains what made Disney's style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing.

animation explains what made Disney's style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing. Systems Thinking, : Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture. Developing Capacities for Teaching Responsible Science in the MENA Region: Refashioning Scientific Dialogue.

by: Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston. Nostalgia and film buffs, students of popular culture, and that very broad audience who warmly responds to the Disney illusion of life will find this book compelling reading (and looking!).

The Illusion of Life book. Written by two of Disney's famous Nine Old Men, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, this book goes back to where animation was born, made and enjoyed by people all over the world. At 576 pages, this huge volume probably covers lots of ground on animation except the how-to-do-it part since this isn't really a tutorial book. There are plenty of illustrious stories (More pictures at parkablogs. Of the many books on animation and Disney, The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation is probably the best.

Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life, published in 1981, is an acclaimed book by two of Disney's Nine Old Men, Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas. It is widely considered to be one of the best books ever published on the topic of character animation.

An out-of-print collector's item since 1986, the definitive account of the development of Disney animation explains what made Disney's style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey and the rest. National ad/promo.
  • melody of you
I heard wonderful things about the book through other professionals and peers in the industry, that is the reason I was so eager to get the book. It has lived up to all the hype! The book is an absolute MUST HAVE for anyone who is fascinated with animation and it's history. I love that so much of the book is dedicated to the history of animation, the authors trace the roots of the modern Disney style all the way back to the beginning. It is a treasure trove of priceless knowledge and experience, Fantastic book!
  • Hra
Wow what a whopper of a book. I really enjoyed “The Magic Behind the Voices” a who’s who of animated character vocals – and this book on Disney animation seemed like a great follow up. It was. It was for me also surprisingly BIG, and at well over 500 pages a big effort to actually read.

I read this for the history with no intention of becoming an animator. However my doodles have improved a lot since I've been reading this.

I didn’t grow up with Disney movies. When I was a kid in the 70’s Disney was in kind of a slump with their animated films. I even remember reading something somewhere about how they would never get back the old magic. But I was still affected by Disney. I was in their “Record Club” for a short while. We also somehow had little plastic Disney character figures to play with (Kids - this was before Wal-Mart and China and the Internet) I still got to see Disney Illustrations everywhere and imagine the movies that were so famous in our culture.

Then later when Disney got it’s magic back (after this book was written) I went out on a date with a girl to see Beauty and the Beast. And then got married to that girl and we lived happily ever after. And we had kids that grew up with Disney on video. So I got to see what I missed. Thank you Disney you have made my life a dream come true! Ok it wasn’t all you.

Anyway about the book . . . It’s great history. Walt Disney doesn’t actually invent anything . . . but his workers do and he creates a whole new industry and world looking for magic . . . that “golden moment” that takes an audience to another place and leaves them feeling good. The book is extremely well written, wonderfully illustrated . . . but will cost you part of your life to read word for word.

I think the lessons learned in animating are good lessons for life. Look for what is inspirational and moving. Creative teamwork can bring results no one imagined. Keep moving, and keep people engaged. Make something beautiful that people feel a part of. The character and the story are the driving and meaningful factors.

So I feel happy and sad. Sad because maybe deep down I thought there was some real magic in Disney. Happy though, that the magic they were going for was after all, life. And life is pretty special.
  • Mr.Bean
I initially got this for animation school, but I've found that I've been using it even after I got out. Being a freelancer, I'm always questing out for knowledge and cutting-edge views - but back in the day when Disney was just getting its animated little paws on the ground, the guys behind everything were really doing something that would shake the cinematic world to its core. This book is a great reflection on the history, educational points and workings of animation, offering a lot of great advice for anyone in or out of school for it, and maybe even the passionate fanatic.

That being said, it's no wonder that this was a must-have in class. It's pretty wild that my school depended on this and only a couple of other books to teach our classes. In the end, animation's really about how much time and experience you have with it, but... If you wanna up your game in the field, this is one of the best books out there I can think of.

Good luck out there, guys!
  • Kemath
Ordered this for my husband, who is going to school to be an animator. He has always been a huge Disney fan, but when he took his animation class this semester his professor suggested this book. It wasn't a must for class but it is everything they will be going over. It was a lot bigger than we thought it would be, but it is exactly what he wanted. I don't think he's put it down since we recieved it. Definitely a must have for anyone interested in animation!
  • Hap
This book is Amazing! It brings you into the process of Disney creation that is helpful for creating your own animated stories. I recommend this book for Animators of all levels. By the way it Huge and Heavy! Nice to put on coffee table.
  • Tygrafym
As someone without an art/animation background, I still find this book a must-have for any Disney enthusiast. The comprehensiveness of topics covered by authors/animators, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, is unbelievable. Concepts that the casual Disney animated film viewer would take for granted are explored in-depth. The history of Disney animation is also explored and is just fascinating. Of course, the artwork is beautiful as well.
  • Alsantrius
A stunning beautifully illustrated book!! The book probably weighs about 15 pounds (ok, probably closer to 11, but who's actually weighing??), but it just makes it that much more of a substantial book! It's also a large-sized hard-bound book.
My daughter needed this book for a class a couple years ago. We borrowed it from the library for the duration of the class (10 weeks), but she's been wanting to own it ever since. She REALLY enjoyed it - read it from cover to cover, and kept returning to certain sections.
It has some wonderful notes from various animators who have worked at Disney. Since that's what my daughter wants to do, she finds it very helpful.
This book is attractive enough to be a coffee table book. We've had friends, who aren't even animators, sit down and peruse the book. It's simply that interesting!