Friday, October 24, 2008

David Peake just spotted an upcoming book on Amazon which I found pretty exciting: Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren.

I like the fact that Disney Editions, after having released two books illustated with concept art by Mary Blair (with at least one more to come) is now starting to display great concept art by other key Disney artists.


David said...

My reference library is in the bedroom and my wife is asleep, so i can't check right now, but wasn't there already a Tenggren illustrated SW book published in 1938?

By Grosset and Dunlap, if I recall? All the illustrations in the 1938 book were concept art by Tenggren, no?

I'll look for the name and publisher of the 1938 book Friday night. Maybe this one listed on Amazon is a reprint?

Didier Ghez said...


Yes you are completely correct about the Grosset & Dunlap book (of course!). That being said the book listed on Amazon is only 60-page long, much shorter than the Grosset and Dunlap one. My guess is that it is a brand new book.

That being said, that is just a guess and I may be totally wrong. I will try and get more info about it when my contact at Disney Editions comes back next month.

gunnar said...

My Grosset & Dunlap book (1938) has only 38 pages.
Hasn't the new book only 40 pages -acording to Amazon ?
The autor of the new book is born in 1954, so the text must probably be of a newer date.