Disney Legend Wilfred Jackson: A Life in Animation

Product Code: 64656
Disney Legend Wilfred Jackson: A Life in Animation

Disney Legend Wilfred Jackson: A Life in Animation

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Part diary, part correspondence, part historical essay, this unique book presents the life of Walt Disney's most acclaimed director, Wilfred Jackson, whose long career began with the earliest Mickey Mouse shorts and continued through Snow White, Lady and the Tramp, and many more.

Wilfred Jackson was universally recognized by his colleagues and by animation historians as the best and most thorough of Disney directors.

He is the man behind Academy-Award winners The Tortoise and the Hare, The Country Cousin, and The Old Mill and the director of some of the most famous sequences from Disney_x0019_s animated features.

For seven years, _x001C_Jaxon_x001D_ corresponded with Disney historian Ross Care. In his letters to Care, he discussed in tremendous details his career, his thought process, and his work on the Disney shorts and features. These fascinating letters are a treasure trove for Disney history enthusiasts.

In addition, while preparing this volume, Ross and editor Didier Ghez discovered Jaxon_x0019_s unpublished diary as well as a series of captivating letters that the director sent to his family in 1945 during the filming of Song of the South.

All these priceless documents as well as Ross Care's in-depth essay about Jaxon's career are presented in this book for the very first time.

This came from the library of Burny Mattinson (1935-2023), an animator, director, producer, and story artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios, from 1953 until his death in 2023. Mattinson directed Mickey's Christmas Carol and The Great Mouse Detective. He was named a Disney Legend in 2008 and was the longest serving employee of The Walt Disney Company, with a career that spanned almost 70 years. His extensive library included numerous subjects and especially large collections of books on Disney, animation, and classic comic strips.

Jackson, Wilfred
Care, Ross

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine (light bump and crease to the upper corner otherwise Very Fine)

Publishing Information

Las Vegas
Theme Park Press
2016
1st
9781683900375

Physical Description

9 inches
6 inches
350 pages
some black & white illustrations
Softcover
color wraps
English

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