Monday, March 14, 2022
I just established this weekend, via newly located documents, that the illustrations from the "Wind in the Willows" chapter in the book Walt Disney's Surprise Package were created by Mel Shaw.
So, this is what we know at this stage when it comes to the book's chapters:
1. Through the Picture Frame: Bianca Majolie
2. Brer Rabbit En His Satchel Uv Gold: Unknown
3. The Emperor's New Clothes: James Bodrero
4. The Little Fir Tree: Unknown
5. Lady: Almost certainly Joe Grant and Jack Miller
6. Chicken Little: Unknown
7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: David Hall
8. The Wind in the Willows: Mel Shaw
9. Peter Pan and the Pirates: Jack Miller
10. Peter and the Wolf: Probably Dick Rickard
11. The Square World: Joe Grant
12. Happy Valley: Unknown
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Drawn to Greatness: Disney's Animation Renaissance by my friend and fellow Disney historian Michael Lyons has just been released.
The book is based on interviews conducted by Michael with many of the producers, directors, animators, art directors, story artists, and executives who contributed to Disney animation's Renaissance.
An excellent read.
Monday, March 07, 2022
- Art of Disney published by Chronicle Books