Foreword by Roy E. Disney. Commentary by James Levine. Text by John Culhane. A complete behind the scenes look at the animated film, with over 300 color illustrations.
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When Walt Disney created Fantasia in the late 1930s, it was his plan to update the animated feature film with classical music and state-of-the-art animation techniques. But a disappointing box office showing forced him to shelve those plans -- until now. Under the auspices of Roy E. Disney, Walt's nephew and vice-chairman of the Wait Disney Company, Walt's dream will come true when Fantasia is reborn as Fantasia 2000.
This animation extravaganza features six fresh musical pieces with sparkling new animation, as well as three sequences meticulously restored from the original film. In John Culhane's elegant and sumptuous volume, artwork from each of the film's nine sequences -- concept paintings, character sketches, storyboards, rough animation, clean-up animation, and spectacular final images -- are stunningly reproduced in exuberant color and on the highest quality paper. In keeping with Walt's optimistic view of the future, John Culhane's text delves into the theme of hope and resurrection, making this volume the perfect book to launch the new millennium.