Focal press has released cover art for what is sure to be one of next year’s most popular animation titles: Andreas Deja’s “The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney’s Greatest Animators.”
British TV networks wanted to find the next “Simpsons” and “South Park,” but things didn’t go quite as planned.
Although I haven’t seen the exhibit “Gustave Doré (1832-1883): Master of Imagination,” currently at the National Gallery of Canada, I can say that the catalog is beautiful, informative, and opened up Doré’s career in ways I had not anticipated.
A sketchbook of production artwork by the innovative animation director Masaaki Yuasa will be published in Japan next month.
Five years after its debut, the Oscar-nominated Irish feature “The Secret of Kells” finally has its own art-of book.
It was bound to happen: Chronicle Books appears to have reached ‘peak art-of book’ with the upcoming publication of “The Art of Planes.” It’s no longer possible for anyone to collect every ‘art of’ book published, and frankly, with titles like this, why would any discerning artist want to?
Yesterday on Cartoon Brew’s Instagram, we offered a small taste of John Canemaker’s new book “The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic,” which will be released on May 27.
I can remember looking at anime titles in British video catalogues back in the nineties; as the pastoral fantasies of Hayao Miyazaki would not reach prominence in this country until the new millennium, UK distributors placed a strong emphasis on futuristic thrillers. The films of Mamoru Oshii certainly fit that bill.
Giannalberto Bendazzi’s “Cartoons” is an indispensable animation history book . Why won’t any American publisher take a risk on the updated version?
Seth MacFarlane can do anything: create animation, make live-action features, sing, act, produce live-action sitcoms and science documentaries, host the Oscars, and add to that list now, write novels. Of course, whether he does any of it well is another question.