The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation

The_Illusion_of_LifeThe Illusion of Life: Disney Animation by Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas

Book Description

Publisher: Disney Editions; Rev Sub edition (October 5, 1995) | ISBN-10: 0786860707 | ISBN-13: 978-0786860708

An out-of-print collector's item since 1986, the definitive account of the development of Disney animation explains what made Disney's style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey and the rest. National ad/promo.

I love this book!  It is another ‘Must Have’ for your classroom library, particularly if you have students who are focusing on 2d or 3d animation.  It is probably the most competitive career path and in general I have only 3-4 students a semester who have this focus.   Since it is such a small population, I want to make sure I have resources for independent study. I highly recommend it.  ~Cornell

*I would also recommend, “The Animator's Survival Kit” by Richard Williams
*I would also recommend, “Cartoon Animation” by Preston Blair