Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation

Product Code: 60642
Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation

Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation

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From the publisher:

The ballet for hippo ballerinas and their crocodile cavaliers (plus a corps de ballet of ostriches and elephants) set to Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" in Fantasia (1940)is one of the best-loved scenes in all the Disney animated features. Many viewers may not realize, however, that this ballet is no mere generalized parody of ballet mannerisms, but is in fact a deeply informed, affectionate parody of a famous scene choreographed by George Balanchine for the film Goldwyn Follies (1938) and starring his wife, the ballerina movie star Vera Zorina.

With this sequence as a point of departure, Hippo in a Tutu examines the roles that dance, dancing, and choreography play in the Disney animated shorts and features. This profusely-illustrated chronicle both analyzes and celebrates dance in the Disney studios' work, while also investigating behind the scenes to find out how Disney's animated dance sequences have been made.

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket edges)

Publishing Information

New York
Disney
2008
1st
9781423100799

Physical Description

10.5 inches
8.5 inches
176 pages
color and black & white illustrations
Hardcover
cloth
English

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