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The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney

The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney

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This book really shows how all that came about from Disney's earliest days to the very end and beyond. But every once in a while his eyes would narrow, the rural twang would disappear from his voice and he'd discuss financial projections for 1962, the modern art of Picasso and Diego Rivera, and Freudian psychiatry. We tend to view Walt Disney as the brains behind Mickey Mouse, the man with the golden touch whose animation features are forever etched in history as untouchable classics for all generations.

Mostly not emitting any judgements, but letting facts and others' words tell the story, you read through these discovering the man, and always relearning who he is as his personality is changing over the years. To help welcome children in primary aged groups back to school, we’ve put together ten free resources. Terry Teachout Commentary “A compelling psychological portrait of Walt, through the observations of the animators. Also I found it a little unsettling when big films like sleeping beauty etc were glossed over and suddenly sleeping beauty's castle is being built in disneyland, but why ? Early days Johnny Bravo worked as a Hipster 101 lodestone – smart, cool animation, catchphrases, pastiche, and big moments (remember him going on a date with an anthropomorphic horse) 10.Nice (and yes a little nostalgic) to be reminded of the days when Walt Disney was a person more than a brand (although he was a brand too from pretty early on). Whatever his dedicated to his child-artform, what comes across clearly was the fact that Disney was absolute tyrant of a boss. It's clear that Barrier regards the 1940 Disney strike as a turning point, and he clearly loses interest afterwards. It also means that the chapters on Disney's golden age are the most elaborate and the most interesting.

I would have liked to have seen more discussion on how he worked with and managed his artists, considering he didn't draw nor create any of the characters, but was a driving force behind it.Barrier’s excellent work enriches both the man and the Disney features themselves, and one can look upon them with new appreciation and understanding. What struck me the most as I read the later chapters was how little this is a biography in the usual or expected sense. The author skipped from one year to another; at times I felt like I was reading random notes rather than a well written biography. Kids now have likely never even heard of Jules Verne's classic book or seen the live-action Disney movie.

This is the fascination with the life of Disney and how he made his films and parks and everything else. So as someone who is clearly an afficonado of that world, as well as a good critic of films and art in general, this is someone who won't mince words and won't cut corners.In all, 'The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney' is far from the definitive Disney biography, but it's a welcome addition to the Disney biography list, especially because of its focus on facts and because of its great analysis of the Disney studio during its golden age. For example, his vision for Epcot Center was problematic and was immediately scrapped after his death.

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