Disney Animation : The Illusion Of Life

Signed Rarity With Original Film Strip

Year 1981
Edition FIRST
Pages 575
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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Abbeville Press, 1981. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Special deluxe edition, signed by Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston and including a genuine original 35mm film strip from Cinderella! Signatures on bookplate, as called for, on the front pastedown with footlong strip of original 35mm film from the classic Disney feature securely tucked beneath. Very heavy volume in fine condition, tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered - housed as published in original illustrated dust jacket and illustrated slipcase with keyhole showing Pinocchio. Jacket show wear and tear from the protection it has offered to this gem. Comprehensive look behind the scenes at Disney including Walt Disney Productions, animated films, the history of Disney and criticisms. "The most complete book ever written on the subject of animation! The authors, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, were employed from the mid-1930's to 1978 at the Disney animation department and were involved with some of the great animated movies of all time. This special editon is signed by the authors and contains a foot of original film. Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson were among the highest innovative and creative group of Walt Disney's animators who were immortalized as being member's of Walt Disney animators "Seven Old Men" who gave life to the greatest of characters between the mid 1930's and 1978. A book bursting with words, color illustrations and illuminations that are now especially valuable due to having lost both Frank and Ollie some time ago." Overall a phenomenal limited edition Disney first edition signed by two of the iconic Disney artists and including an actual one foot strip of film from a Disney classic! Few items as sought after by Disney collectors. 575 pages including index.