Thursday, October 22, 2015

Once again, I am amazed at how many great Disney history books are being released in 2015. It will take us a few years to digest all of them.

The Nine Old Men by Andreas Deja is at the very top of my "best of 2015" list. It's a book that is written with passion by one of the best animators of Disney's new golden age. Andreas not only has the artistic and technical knownledge which allowed him to select the very best animation drawings and scenes from Milt, Marc, Frank, Ollie, and the others, but he also spent years accumulating knowledge and stories about the nine masters more often than not first hand. The result is exactly what I was hoping for: a book where both text and illustrations are pure delight.

I afraid that this is another "must have". What an embarrassment of richess!

1 comment:

Ju-osh said...

I second EVERYTHING you said, and add a little more emphasis on Deja's use of the rough animation art. The way he instills every illustration with his own personal passion (and interesting anecdotes!) is INFECTIOUS. Not only that, his warts-n-all love for these guys is a joy to read.