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Frank thomass most popular book is the illusion of life. In october 1976, i flew to california and joined milt gray for a couple of intensive weeks of interviewing hollywood animation people. To answer any of these questions, one must first understand the 12 principles of animation. Animation by frank thomas 1912 2004, coauthor of the illusion of life and one of disneys famed nine old men. Two of walt disneys famous nine old men, frank thomas and ollie johnston met as students at stanford university and joined the disney studio within a year of each other in the mid1930s. It is considered the bible among character animators. An outofprint collectors item since 1986, the definitive account of the development of disney animation explains what made disneys style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of mickey and the rest.
Written by the ultimate disney insiders, this bible of animation has become a legend in itself. Its a detailed firsthand account recollecting the history of disney animation, offering a unique insider perspective to one of the most creative and expansive times in animations. The illusion of life by frank thomas and ollie johnston. Mar 15, 2020 both men published this book back in 1981, the same year they worked on the fox and the hound. Frank thomas s most popular book is the illusion of life. These 12 principles were first described in the legendary book the illusion of life by frank thomas and ollie johnston. If you see this book elsewhere not for sale, you will regret not buying this. It was the first book of its kind and shows a lot of art from the. A lot of people never start investing because they feel there are just too many options, and theyre afraid of picking the wrong one.
The authors introduce the book by listing the fundamental principles of animation and its evolution. Frank thomas september 5, 1912 september 8, 2004 was an american animator. Original animations, give the inside scoop on how the studio created the works that have charmed the world. Nov 11, 2014 the most essential book on classical animation ever. See all books authored by frank thomas, including the illusion of life. Pdf the illusion of life disney animation download pdf. Most of my work today is done at college info geek a site i created in 2010 in order to share my experiments in becoming a more effective student. Frank thomas books list of books by author frank thomas. Frank decided to follow their lead and he was hired on september 24, 1934. It contains page after page of illustrations but more importantly, a fully in depth explanation of how animation evolved over time.
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