They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age (The 1930s) Hardcover
By Didier Ghez
Foreword by Pete Docter
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: September 8, 2015
The first volume in a series that examines the craftsmanship of Disney artists responsible for the studio’s most recognizable and beloved products, They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age exhibits artwork catalogued and concealed. Until now. Released last year to much fanfare, the Didier Ghez book would nicely accompany any collection of Disney titles. It’s a perfect introduction to the painstakingly detailed works by four relatively unknown Disney artists for both the Disney nerd and the casual fan.
The $11 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a mash-up of Mickey Mouse and Cthulhu called “Mickthulhu Mouse” by BeastPop.
The sale began at Teefury today, Friday, February 7, 2014, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore, though it will continue into the next day for $14 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).
Steamboat Willie, which is generally associated with being one of the very first sound cartoons, but more importantly, it ushered into the public consciousness Mickey Mouse and that character’s creator, Walt Disney, two pop cultural images who became ingrained as American standards, celebrates the 85th anniversary of its release today.
Looking at the cartoon today, almost a century later, it’s an innocuous yarn on a boat, lightly funny, surprisingly wacky violent, and of course chock full of goofy, loopy, sound effects; it’s a half-baked affair. But it’s not so much the cartoon that makes it the universally recognized classic that it is; it’s more about being the genesis modes of Walt Disney and his creation, the lovable rodent, Mickey Mouse (the character had two other shorts prior, but Steamboat Willie was the first released – November 18, 1928).
Ever wanted to see Mickey Mouse in black-and-white, color, 2-D, 3-D, and with Walt Disney’s voice – in under seven minutes?
In November, you will have that opportunity!
Attendees at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, today were among the first to see Get A Horse, the new animated short film that will play in theaters in front of Frozen on November 27, 2013.
Host John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, discussed the Animation Research Library, where individuals like him have made many discoveries. One great find: the artwork of the fourth Mickey Mouse cartoon that never came to full fruition. That is… until now!