Setting the Scene: The Art and Evolution of Animation Layout



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An out of print and quite scarce animation title.

From the publisher:

The art of animation layout takes center stage for the first time in this gorgeous, full-color volume. Animation fans and students can finally take a behind-the-scenes peek at the history of layout, the process by which artists plot scenes and stitch together the many elements of animated works. With in-depth text by veteran animator Fraser MacLean, this extraordinary book features previously unpublished art from major studios' archives--including Warner Bros., Pixar, Walt Disney, and more--as well as interviews with some of the biggest names in animation and a foreword by Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter. From the genre's earliest pioneers to the digital world of contemporary cinema, Setting the Scene provides an enchanting journey into the history of animation.

Fraser MacLean has worked for Passion Pictures, Cambridge Animation Systems, Telemagination, and Walt Disney Animation Studios, on such films as Space Jam and Tarzan. He currently runs Penciltown Animation and resides in Edinburgh, Scotland. Pete Docter is a longtime Pixar filmmaker and the Academy Award-winning director of Up and Monsters, Inc.


Fraser MacLean

Condition & Attributes

Fine in Fine dustjacket



Publishing Information

San Francisco

Physical Description

9.75 inches
11.25 inches
270 pages
over 400 color illustrations
pictorial boards