Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This just in from Jérémie Noyer:

[I'm pleased to share with you the digital version of the book I wrote with the teams of Disneyland Paris for the French "patrimony" days last September. It's both in French and English.
DLP was kind enough to share it with a larger audience, via internet, to help keep the dream alive.
Here's the link :
Hope you'll enjoy it !]

Friday, March 27, 2020

I gave a long interview to The Book of the Mouse Club yesterday about the fifth volume of They Drew as They Pleased (the volume that was released last year).

The Podcast is now available at this link. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I could not find the photos from that lunch with Andreas Deja and Albert Uderzo. Thankfully Andreas just posted them on his blog!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Oh no! Albert Uderzo, creator of Asterix and Obelix, just passed away.

I still remember a delightful lunch in Paris with Uderzo, his daughter and son-in-law, and Disney artist Andreas Deja, who, like me, is a huge Asterix's fan (who isn't?) and who jumped at the chance of meeting Asterix's creator, who happened to be a huge Disney enthusiast.

Friday, March 20, 2020

This is not directly Disney-history related, but the game Cuphead was so inspired by Disney's Silly Symphonies, that mentioning this new book is not out of place here.

The Art of Cuphead is, by far, the best "art of" book I have seen in a long while. This is an absolute gem and a must have if you were blown away by the game's look and characters as I was.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Has anyone of you picked up this new book yet? Any idea what it is worth?

Monday, March 16, 2020

I have not watched Onward yet, and based on the trailer I am not certain whether or not I will enjoy the movie (I can already tell that, if all goes well, I will love Soul).

The being said, I was delighted by The Art of Onward, mainly because the book allowed me to discover the concept paintings from several very talented Pixar concept artists. In fact, was especially seduced by the art of Carlos Felipe Leon, which, for some reason, I find particularly striking.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Those three marvelous concept drawings of Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar are being sold by Wonderful World of Animation.

I wonder what short they were created for, but I just fell in love with them.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Amazon is finally announcing for pre-order a book I have been looking forward to for a while: Women of Imagineering: 12 Careers, 12 Theme Parks, Countless Stories.

Julie Svendsen is one of the twelve authors, hence the marvelous piece of artwork by her that illustrates this post.

Can't wait.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Do not miss Leonard Maltin's reviews of Disney books at this link.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Has anyone of you bought and read Syd Mead's autobiography (only available on his website)? If so, what are your thoughts? Is it worth buying? How much does it contain about his work for Disney?

Monday, March 09, 2020

A few good Disney-related posts found on this site today.

Monday, March 02, 2020

A dealer who is interested in selling this animation-training manual by Disney artists Charles Philippi, Ken O'Connor and Sam Slyfield contacted me this week. I promised to forward emails from anyone interested. I am not sure what price the dealer has in mind. If you are interested, please email me at didier.ghez@gmail.com and I will forward your email.