The Master Magician-A look into Walt Disney’s work
Walt Disney, one of the most creative minds of the 20th century created a unique and unrivalled imaginative universe which revolutionised story telling through cartoons and animations that enchant to this day across geographies and generations. Taschen’s first volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Disney animation with some 1500 images and essays by Disney experts takes us to the beating heart of the studios “Golden Age of Animation.”
The book pictured below, boasts extensive research from both historical and private collections with editor Daniel Kothenschulte curating concept paintings and story boards to reveal how these animation masterpieces came to life. Masterful cel setups provide highly detailed illustrations of famous film scenes with rare pictures and excerpts from conferences between Walt and his staff providing a personal insight into the studio’s creative process.
Each of the major animated films are given their own focus chapter, including less famous gems such as short films of the Silly Symphonies series and musical films such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time. Many unfinished projects and as well as proposed sequels to the legendary musical Fantasia are also highlighted with rare artworks, many of which are unpublished. The archives cover the Walt Disney journey from the era of silent films through to his final masterpiece the Jungle Book (1967).