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

Product Code: 60642
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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

Physical Description

10.5 inches
8.5 inches
176 pages
color and black & white illustrations

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