Présentation de l'éditeur
In 2015 Disney will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Pinocchio
, Walt’s second and most critically acclaimed feature film. This book, created in conjunction with the Walt Disney Family Foundation, presents an in-depth exploration of the making of the film, with never-before-published art and behind-the-scenes stories from the inner workings of the Golden Age of Animation.
In 1940, Walt Disney released his second feature film: Pinocchio
, based on Carlo Collodi’s 1883 Italian children’s novel. It became the first animated feature to win a competitive Academy Award (in fact, it won two), and is now considered one of the finest Disney films ever made, even earning a place on the roster of the National Film Registry.
To celebrate the film’s 75th anniversary, J.B. Kaufman—author of The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
—presents a complete history of the making of Pinocchio, from source material to rerelease. The film was groundbreaking in many areas, from achievements in animation and sound effects to establishing a pattern for Disney filmmaking that survives to this day. In this book, we learn everything from the story changes to the animators’ personalities to the reason the iconic Jiminy Cricket almost didn’t make it in the film, alongside over 300 photographs, illustrations, and concept sketches, many never before available to the public.
Join for the wild, legendary ride that was the making of Pinocchio
Biographie de l'auteur
is an author and film historian who has published extensively on topics including Disney animation and American silent film. He is the author of The Fairest One of All, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney’s Classic Animated Film, South of the Border with Disney,
and coauthor, with Russell Merritt, of Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney
(winner of the Kraszna-Krausz Award and the Society for Animation Studies’ Norman McLaren-Evelyn Lambart Award, and chosen by The New York Times
as a Notable Book of the Year), and Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies
. He has also been a regular contributor to the Griffith Project at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, the distinguished annual silent-film festival in Pordenone, Italy, and speaks frequently on Disney, silent film history, and related topics. The Walt Disney Family Museum
, owned and operated by the Walt Disney Family Foundation, opened in 2009 in San Francisco. Co-founded by Walt’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller, and grandson, Walter Miller, the museum celebrates the genius and spirit of Walt Disney, a risk-taker whose artistry, imagination and vision influenced popular culture through animated and live-action films, television programs, theme parks and new technologies. Walt’s contributions live on today in the museum’s exhibits and education programs, which share the fascinating story of the man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global, distinctively American legacy.