Friday, September 08, 2006

Art Of Disney Book

I haven't had much time to post lately, but here's something to make up for that. Today at Disney they are selling this book to employees:



It's the exhibition catalog from the Tokyo "Art of Disney" exhibit. It's full of page after page of amazing stuff. If I just spent the rest of my blogging life scanning in these pages that would keep me busy!

Sorry I can't buy one for all of you, but I have a feeling some of my co-workers will be putting copies up on ebay soon.

These are story sketches from "Sleeping Beauty", done by Joe Rinaldi (I think). I scanned them pretty high res so have a good look (click to see bigger). The scans are a little funky becasue the book is big and I had to squash it on the scanner to scan it.



15 comments:

Phil Walton said...

Do you this book become available to the general public? I'd love to buy a copy. Thanks.

Calvin Tsang said...

I...want...one...
This book looks amazing!
How much did you pay for it?

mark kennedy said...

Phil- no, I don't think so. I'll let you know if I find out differently.

Calvin - it is amazing! $37!!!

Ernesto Melo said...

I found these links:
http://www.mot-art-museum.jp/english/84/
http://www.disney.co.jp/disneyart/
http://www.tokyometro.jp/news/2006/2006-25.html

Maybe someone can help with the japanese...

edhead said...

Wow - this looks amazing. Does it have sequences of Milt Kahl (and others) animations - ie. his original drawings shown in sequence? I have some photocopies of a french book that looks to be a similar format and shape, but have never been able to find the book to buy! You lucky lucky guys! If anyone finds out where to buy please post here!!! :)

mark kennedy said...

Ed- I will let you know for sure if I ever figure out how you can get one. Check out Paul Briggs' blog to see an animation sequence from the book.

edhead said...

Cheers Mark! As always everything on this blog is much appreciated!

Sam Nielson said...

Is it possible for a Disney employee from another area of the company to get one? (hailing from Buena Vista Games)

Jenny said...

Nice book!

mark kennedy said...

Sam- I don't know, contact the Disney ARL!

Jenny - I'll post more soon.

Anonymous said...

Mark- Thanks again for these, and PLEASE DON'T EVER STOP! It's the first place I check EVERYDAY for my "brain feed", so again, Thank you.
My only complaint is this, HOW DARE YOU NOT GET ME ONE OF THOSE TOKYO DISNEY BOOKS!!!!!!

Ok, enough for now.
Zac (still haven't got password)

Esteban said...

thanks for sharing these!

mella said...

Great!

Ki Innis - (aka) Kimathi Roy John Innis said...

I was ever SO lucky to make that exhibition a couple years back...I went twice!

(I'm such a dope I didn't buy the Japanese Art of Disney Book....don't ask me why. They even had AMPLE brand new copies of John Canemakers' Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and th Art of Animation -- at relatively reduced costs....don't ask me why I didn't buy that either..)

Anyway it was quite an extensive exhibition. Apparently there was material there that hasn't been seen since the 60's. A large chunk of that Disney material was on loan to Japan for an earlier exhibition back in the day.....but forgotten about and was sitting in storage at a Japanese University (University of Tokyo? Not sure...will have to check)

Anyway The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo seems to have animation related exhibitions almost quite often. (If not Disney related, possible Ghibli or even Tezuka)

In 2009 the museum had a great Mary Blair exhibition which was awesome.

If it's not self promoting....here's more about it at my blog:

http://kicreativestudio.blogspot.com/2009/07/color-comes-to-tokyo.html

Buy Cialis said...

Wow that's amazing, I guess that it was fun in certain way, I just saw some video on youtube, but I wonder why the site a very low visit rate hahaa