The Walt Disney Film Archives, Disney’s Early Years Captured In a Gorgeous Color Photo Book


International publisher Taschen has announced the release of The Walt Disney Film Archives. The Animated Movies 1921–1968 a beautiful, limited edition photo book that tells the stories behind some of the greatest animations ever made. The book was edited by German film historian Daniel Kothenschulte and includes illustrations from Disney artists who worked at the studio during the Golden Age of American Animation.

One of the most creative minds of the 20th century, Walt Disney created a unique and unrivaled imaginative universe. Like scarcely any other classics of cinema, his astonishing collection of animated cartoons revolutionized storytelling on screen and enchant to this day across geographies and generations. …With extensive research conducted through the historical collections of the Walt Disney Company, as well as private collections, editor Daniel Kothenschulte curates some of the most precious concept paintings and storyboards to reveal just how these animation masterpieces came to life. Masterful cel setups provide highly detailed illustrations of famous film scenes while rare pictures taken by Disney photographers and excerpts from story conferences between Walt and his staff bring a privileged insider’s view to the studio’s creative process.





photos by Mark Seleen for Taschen

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