Art of Walt Disney From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms and Beyond
The Art of Walt Disney
From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms and Beyond
By Christopher Finch
Foreword by John Lasseter
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2011
  • Price: $90.00
  • Trim Size: 9 38 x 11 34
  • ISBN: 0-8109-9814-9
  • EAN: 9780810998148
  • Page Count: 504
  • Illustrations: 800 color and black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All

First published in 1973, The Art of Walt Disney is one of the most successful and influential illustrated art books on American popular culture ever published. This book was the first to reveal the wealth of concept art, animation drawings, and archival material created in the course of animating films. In this newly revised edition, author Christopher Finch has thoroughly reworked every chapter to incorporate the vast achievements of The Walt Disney Company in filmmaking, theater, and theme parks, from Walt’s day to the present, including all-new exciting chapters on Pixar Animation Studio and Walt Disney Animation along with extensive interviews with their chief creative officer, John Lasseter, and president, Ed Catmull. Offering hundreds of new images and unparalleled access to leading filmmakers and artists at The Walt Disney Company, The Art of Walt Disney will once again capture the imaginations of animation fans young and old.

Praise for The Art of Walt Disney:
“Every student of art should own and study this book.” —Georgia Times-Union

About the author

Christopher Finch is the author of many books about art in America, including Chuck Close: Work, Chuck Close: Life, Norman Rockwell’s America, and Jim Henson: The Works.