Disney's Art of Animation: from Mickey Mouse to Hercules



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Bob Thomas wrote The Art of Animation in 1959 using the then new feature Sleeping Beauty to explain every step of the Disney feature animation process. That book became a beloved classic. This is an updated version of that book, following the making of Hercules, to explain the Disney feature animation process circa 1997.

This is a heavily revised version of the 1991 book Disney's Art of Animation: From Mickey Mouse to Beauty & the Beast, with new art, features and sidebars.

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.


Bob Thomas

Condition & Attributes

Tiny bump to upper tips otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket
From the library of Disney Legend Burny Mattinson



Publishing Information

New York
1st thus

Physical Description

11.25 inches
8.75 inches
224 pages
color and black & white
pictorial boards