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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Next Best Thing to Owning the Art!

One reason why I haven't been posting anything is because I have been too enraptured gazing into my television set watching an amazing new release from Disney Home Entertainment Japan!

Remember a year and a half ago or so, when Chiba University unearthed a complete "Art of Animation" exhibit, one of three which toured the world (and Disneyland) ca. 1960 and had been donated to the University by Disney...and then forgotten? That discovery led to an unprecedented Japanese exhibition of these long lost originals as well as a complimentary treasure trove of original art newly loaned from Disney's Animation Research Library.

The Japanese show was a huge success, and it's our good fortune that it was lovingly documented, and now is available from Amazon.co.jp here on Blu-ray or DVD!
Art of Disney BluRay Art of Disney DVD < Click on it (for larger image)!
Note that the DVD is NTSC, but it is Region 2, so most US users would need a region-free player. The Blu-ray disk has been seen working on a local US Sony player... Amazon Japan ships through DHL (no PO Boxes!) and really FAST!

Eyvind Earle, Mary Blair... You won't believe the images (and their clarity) on these discs!

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Anonymous Lionel says...

Well, as nice as the DVD is (I received it last week here in Paris, France), the book, as old-fashioned as the thought may be, is even better: more art, and no TV screen!
Thanks, Hans, for this wonderful blog. I read it each day (as well as Michael Barrier, Mark Mayerson, Michael Sporn, Cartoon Brew and many others). I never posted a comment up to now, as I'm a librarian near Paris not even remotely connected to the animation community. But I've read countless books over the years, and the blog adds immensely to my knowledge and in turn fuels my admiration for the Disney movies. As I become more aware of how they were made, they become more and more interesting (if this is possible).
And by the way, my favorite movie, Disney or otherwise, is Sleeping Beauty: the dragon scene draft was heaven, if you have more, by all means, post it, even if it takes months and months!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 1:15:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

The book is great, Lionel, but also rather old news, as I've had it over half a year already. I only just recently heard of and bought these discs, though, and I'm very happy with them, too.

Thanks for your kind words about my blog - I'll see what I can do about more Sleeping Beauty...

Friday, May 25, 2007 at 2:05:00 AM PDT  

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