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|Author||: Ron Suskind|
|Editor||: Disney Electronic Content|
Now an award winning motion picture! Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive. This edition has been updated with additional material from the Suskind family.
|Author||: Floyd Norman|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
A well designed, well written animated film has warmth, humor and charm. Since Steamboat Mickey, animators have been creating characters and films that are charming, warm and humorous, allowing people to connect with the animated medium. Animaton fans love the characters for a lifetime. This is the legacy of the countless animators and artists who created the classic characters and fun stories and the legacy of Disney Legend, Floyd Norman. Written with wit and verve, Animated Life is a guided tour through an entire lifetime of techniques, practical hands-on advice and insight into an entire industry. A vital tutorial in animation's past, present and future for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form. Apply artistic magic to your own projects and garner valuable insight and inspiration from a True Disney legend. With valuable advice, critical comment, and inspiration for every student of the arts, Animated Life is a classic in the making with completely relevant techniques and tools for the contemporary animation or fine arts professional.
|Author||: Don Bluth|
|Editor||: BenBella Books|
After more than five decades in Hollywood, Don Bluth, the man behind some of the most iconic animated films ever made, tells his story. Don Bluth never felt like a Donald. So people have always called him Don. A matinee of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs awakened something within him. Despite growing up in rural Texas and Utah, he practiced and worked hard to become an Hollywood animator. And after working alongside his idol Walt Disney, and on films including Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, Robin Hood, Winne the Pooh, The Rescuers, and Pete’s Dragon, he realized that the company had changed into something he didn’t necessarily believe in. So made the industry-shocking decision to start his own animation studio. It was from that studio—Don’s studio—that came such award-winning, generation-defining films as The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Anastasia, and the video game Dragon’s Lair. Now, after more than half a century in the movie business, Don is ready to tell the story of his life. How his passions for artistry, integrity, and his Mormon faith shaped him into the beloved icon whose creativity, entrepreneurship, and deeply-held beliefs entertained, enthralled, and inspired millions across the globe. Exclusive original art makes this book perfect for fans, cineasts, and anyone looking “somewhere out there” for inspiration and motivation.
|Author||: Bill Plympton,David B. Levy|
|Editor||: Universe Pub|
Presents the life of the independent cartoonist and animator, including his childhood influences, experiences as an Oscar nominee, and reaction to an offer to work for Disney.
|Author||: Michael Barrier|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
A detailed portrait of one of the twentieth century's most important and influential creative minds describes Walt Disney's odyssey from midwestern farm boy, to pioneering animator, to large-scale entrepreneur, reflecting on his sometimes conflicting roles as creative visionary and dynamic businessman.
|Author||: Chuck Jones|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
The illustrated classic, complete with a new preface by Matt Groening. Winner of three Academy Awards and numerous other prizes for his animated films, Chuck Jones is the director of scores of famous Warner Bros. cartoons and the creator of such memorable characters as the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, and Marvin Martian. In this beguiling memoir, Chuck Jones evokes the golden years of life at "Termite Terrace," the Warner Bros. studio in which he and his now-famous fellow animators conceived the cartoons that delighted millions of moviegoers throughout the world and entertain new generations of fans on television. Not a mere history, Chuck Amuck captures the antic spirit that created classic cartoons-such as Duck Dodgers in the 241/2 Century, One Froggy Evening, Duck Amuck, and What's Opera, Doc?-with some of the wittiest insights into the art of comedy since Mark Twain.
|Author||: Andrijana Ruzic|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
This unique survey of the career of Michael Dudok de Wit discusses all of his works and offers a glimpse into his private life. The biography of this European master of 2D animation, born in the Netherlands and based in London, is the first complete overview of the well-defined and canonic opus of this humble genius. Visually and thematically, Dudok de Wit’s poetic and singular style of animation differs from the rest of contemporary independent animation production. This book reveals what still challenges and thrills Dudok de Wit in the art of animation and why he persistently continues to believe in the beauty of hand-drawn animation. Key Features The complete animation production of Michael Dudok de Wit, never-before reviewed in one volume An all-embracing approach regarding this auteur, unavailable elsewhere in one place (his biography, his peculiar method of work, his extracurricular activities) An ad hoc glossary of animation written by Michael Dudok de Wit and a critical reception of his body of work with a wide contribution of his colleagues and collaborators Filmography and bibliography Author Andrijana Ružić graduated in History and Criticism of Art at the Universita degli Studi in Milan, Italy, where she fell in love with the medium of animation. She specialised in the History of Animated Film under Giannalberto Bendazzi’s mentorship. For the past six years, she has curated the section dedicated to animated films at the International Comics Festival in Belgrade, Serbia. She is a member of the Selection Board of Animafest Scanner, the symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies at the World Festival of Animated Film held annually in Zagreb, Croatia. She writes about animation and art for the Belgrade weekly magazine Vreme.
|Author||: Jorge Gutierrez|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Comics|
A tale packed with adventure, The Book of Life celebrates the power of friendship and family, and the courage to follow your dreams. To determine whether the heart of humankind is pure and good, two godlike beings engage in an otherworldly wager during Mexico's annual Day of the Dead celebration. They tether two friends, Manolo and Joaquin, into vying for the heart of the beautiful and fiercely independent Maria, with comical and sometimes dangerous consequences. This volume is an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at the making of the animated feature film The Book of Life, from visionary producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and director Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera).
|Author||: Yoram Gross|
|Editor||: Brandl & Schlesinger|
Yoram Gross' recollections of his life, told simply and directly, cannot be read without emotion. This is the story of a youth who was forced to grow up during the Nazi occupation of his country, Poland. Despite the surrounding horrors, the book is surprisingly cheerful. It is living holocaust history, delivered lightly, with veracity and deep feeling.
|Author||: Matthew Kelly|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
In this classic bestseller, acclaimed author and speaker Matthew Kelly offers inspiring, take-charge strategies to help you discover your deepest desires, identify your unique talents, and lead a life filled with passion and purpose. Do you ever feel that if you weren’t so busy you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled...and maybe even a better person? The Rhythm of Life will help you to bring into focus who you are and why you are here. Through this book Matthew Kelly will help you discover your legitimate needs, deepest desires, and unique talents—and become the-best-version-of-yourself. He helps you bring into focus who you are, why you are here, and what possibilities stand before you... Everything is a choice. This is life’s greatest truth and its hardest lesson. It is a great truth because it reminds us of our power to live the life of our dreams. It is a hard lesson because it causes us to realize that we have chosen the life we are living right now. The measure of your life will be the measure of your courage. Fear stops more people from doing something with their lives than lack of ability, contacts, resources, or any other single variable. Fear paralyzes the human spirit. Life takes courage. With this groundbreaking guide, Kelly cuts through the stifling clutter of our everyday lives and delivers a clarity that is both refreshing and liberating.
|Author||: Bill Phillips,Michael D'Orso|
|Editor||: HarperCollins UK|
NB: UK/EIRE RIGHTS ONLY The fitness no. 1 bestseller Body for Life is a twelve week programme that promises to Change Your Mind, Change Your Body, Change Your Life. Bill Phillips' exercise and nutrition plan has been proven to produce dramatic results for tens of thousands of people, whatever their state of fitness. The programme comprises weight training, aerobic exercise, a careful diet and in addition it addresses the reader's own personal goals and encourages personal transformation mentally not just physically. The tone of the author is that of a personal trainer and motivation coach in book form. The Body for Life Programme reveals:*how to lose fat and increase your strength by exercising less, not more*how to tap into an endless source of energy with his 'Power Mindset'*how to trade hours of aerobics for minutes of weight training - with dramatic results*how to feed your muscles and starve your fat with his eating plan*how resistance training can significantly increase your metabolic rate allowing you to burn fat and change the shape of your body The principles behind the programme are simple yet powerful and they can work for you in as little as 12 weeks, transforming not only your body, but the way you live your life.
|Author||: Michael Demkovich|
|Editor||: Liturgical Press|
People today are searching for meaning and purpose. They know that something is missing in their lives and long to fill this void. Many books on spirituality attempt to fill this need, and the approaches are nearly as numerous as the searchers themselves. Such a widespread desire in the human heart speaks to the spiritual hunger at the core of each one of us. It is this hunger of both the head and the heart that Michael Demkovich sees as key to spiritual integration. In this volume readers will rediscover that there really is something more to life, and spirituality meets the mystery of this something more." A genuine spirituality must address two essential characteristics: It cannot be meant for an elite few, yet it must answer life's toughest and most basic questions: How did we get here? What are we destined to become? It recognizes the crucial role of religious tradition and community; it is not merely eclectic and individualized therapy, focused only on "my" well-being. Retrieving a theological understanding of the soul, Demkovich explores an animating spirituality that integrates faith and life, the moral and the intellectual, into an animated spirituality that makes life meaningful and satisfying. "If you find something is missing in the very soul of your being, then I am certain that this book has something for you." Michael Demkovich, OP, is the Gerald Vann Visiting Lecturer in Catholic Thought and Life at Blackfriars, Oxford. He is the founding director of the Dominican Ecclesial Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and holds his doctorate from the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He is the author of various articles and Introducing Meister Eckhart (Ligouri, 2006). "
|Author||: Frank Thomas,Ollie Johnston|
|Editor||: Disney Editions Deluxe|
Traces the development of Disney animation, explains what made Disney's style unique, and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters
|Author||: Martha Sigall|
|Editor||: Univ. Press of Mississippi|
Martha Sigall worked with all the classic cartoon characters-Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom & Jerry, Droopy Dawg, Beany & Cecil, Tweety, and Porky Pig-and the madcap artists who created them-Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Bill Melendez, and Ben (Bugs) Hardaway. As a teenager Sigall became an apprentice painter working in the Golden Age of Hollywood at the Leon Schlesinger studio, making $12.75 per week coloring animation cels that would introduce Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd to the world. She recounts her wild and wonderful experiences with the Warner Bros. cartoon crew, working and laughing all day with the animators, partying all night with the Looney Tunes gang on the bowling and baseball teams, and participating in weekend scavenger hunts. She was president of the in-house "Looney Tunes Club," co-wrote the company gossip column, and performed in the company's theatrical troupe. After World War II, Martha joined MGM Animation (Tom & Jerry, Tex Avery) in Culver City as an assistant in the camera room and later freelanced her ink and paint services, creating art for many classic features, shorts, commercials, and TV series-including Garfield, Peanuts, and The Pink Panther. Written with warmth, humor, and a touch of nostalgia, this is a rarely told story of what it was like to be a part of a team of artists who were creating masterpieces of animation. Martha recalls her lifelong friendships with writer Michael Maltese, animators Ben Washam, Ken Harris, Herman Cohen, Paul Smith, Bob Matz, and many others. She writes of her experiences of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, particularly during the war years when she was one of the first women camera operators in the industry. Recipient of numerous awards for her artistry, Martha Sigall, Culver City, California, worked in animation production from 1936 to 1989.
|Author||: Rick Warren|
The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids is a 365-day devotional for children 8 to 12, written by Pastor Rick Warren and based upon the themes and ideas found in his bestselling book The Purpose Driven Life. God created each of his children with a purpose in mind … now is the time to thoughtfully and prayerfully start the incredible journey to finding that reason. This year-long devotional will guide readers through that journey of discovery and fulfillment. The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids: Is written especially for children ages 8-12 Includes a ribbon marker for reader convenience throughout the year Features a short message and thought for the day to help children discover who they are in God’s eyes and why God made them, as well as a daily Scripture verse Makes the perfect gift for Christmas, Easter, birthdays, and other holidays This daily devotional can be read individually or as a family. The devotions provide solid truths that every child should know about God’s love for His children and the purpose for them.
|Author||: Jonathan Murray|
|Editor||: Edinburgh University Press|
Explores intrinsic connections between early modern intelligencers and metadrama in the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries.
|Author||: Charles Dickens|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Charles Dickens's other Christmas classic, with a new introduction by Dickens's great-great-grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens wrote The Life of Our Lord during the years 1846-1849, just about the time he was completing David Copperfield. In this charming, simple retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, adapted from the Gospel of St. Luke, Dickens hoped to teach his young children about religion and faith. Since he wrote it exclusively for his children, Dickens refused to allow publication. For eighty-five years the manuscript was guarded as a precious family secret, and it was handed down from one relative to the next. When Dickens died in 1870, it was left to his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth. From there it fell to Dickens's son, Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, with the admonition that it should not be published while any child of Dickens lived. Just before the 1933 holidays, Sir Henry, then the only living child of Dickens, died, leaving his father's manuscript to his wife and children. He also bequeathed to them the right to make the decision to publish The Life of Our Lord. By majority vote, Sir Henry's widow and children decided to publish the book in London. In 1934, Simon & Schuster published the first American edition, which became one of the year's biggest bestsellers.
|Author||: E. James Rohn,Jim Rohn|
|Editor||: Brolga Pub.|
The Seasons of Life is a glimpse at the depth of Jim Rohn's character. A beautiful book, destined to become a masterpiece in literary creativity.Jim Rohn, a man of our generation, has been given a gift. His inspiring seminars and appearances before groups across America and around the world have changed the lives of tens of thousands of people. He has the unique capacity for finding the miraculous hidden among the common, and for expressing it with word pictures that profoundly affect all who hear.Anthony Robbins credits Jim Rohn as his first personal development teacher, and Tom Tophin calls him a modern-day Will Rogers.The Seasons of Life will inspire and motivate you through the spring, summer, autumn and winter of your own life.