Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance wholesale Man (Disney online Editions Deluxe) outlet sale

Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance wholesale Man (Disney online Editions Deluxe) outlet sale

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Walt Disney once said of Marc Davis, "Marc can do story, he can do character, he can animate, he can design shows for me. All I have to do is tell him what I want and it''s there! He''s my Renaissance man." As such, Davis touched nearly every aspect of The Walt Disney Company during his tenure. He began as an animator, whose supporting work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi inspired Walt to promote him to full animator.

In the ensuing years, Davis breathed life into a bevy of iconic Disney characters, including Cinderella, Alice (in Wonderland), Tinker Bell, Maleficent, and Cruella De Vil. Then, in 1962, Walt Disney transferred the versatile Davis to the Imagineering department to help plan and design attractions for Disneyland and the 1964 65 New York World''s Fair. While at Imagineering, Davis conceived of designs for such classic attractions as Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Haunted Mansion.

As Davis had so many talents and hats, it is only fitting that this tribute be composed by a multitude of talented writers. Experts in fine art, animation, Imagineering, and filmmaking have come together to honor Davis''s contributions to their realms. Each chapter is accompanied by a wealth of artwork, much of which was offered up by Alice Davis exclusively for this book. This volume is both the biography and the portfolio of a man who was, on any given day, animator, Imagineer, world traveler, philanthropist, husband, and teacher.

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Contributing writers: John Canemaker, Bob Kurtz, Andreas Deja, Glen Keane, Pete Docter, Charles Solomon, Marty Sklar, Don Hahn, Paula Sigman Lowery, Mindy Johnson, Randy Haberkamp

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ParkaTop Contributor: Coloring
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Good book
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2014
Marc Davis is certainly one of the master animator and draftsman Disney has ever hired. He has worked on iconic characters such as Cinderella, Alice (in Wonderland), Tinker Bell, Maleficent and Cruella De Vil. This book... See more
Marc Davis is certainly one of the master animator and draftsman Disney has ever hired. He has worked on iconic characters such as Cinderella, Alice (in Wonderland), Tinker Bell, Maleficent and Cruella De Vil.

This book is a retrospect of his work and the influence he has over other artists. I was actually expecting some sort of biography but there''s only a short two-page worth of text on his life and career written by veteran animation writer John Canemaker. The rest of the text are essays from Davis peers and those who know him, such as Andreas Deja, Glen Keane, Pete Docter, Charles Solomon, Don Hahn and others. Reading about Marc Davis through the account of other animators and artists is still every bit as engaging.

There''s also a chapter written by Marc Davis himself based on excerpts of his notes for an unpublished books. This chapter talks about anatomy of motion and provides some drawing tips.

The pictures in the book is a mixture of photographs of Davis and his family, him at work, personal sketches, animation artworks from Disney and his paintings. His sketches are lively and the designs are always clear. The characters have their characteristic stance that really brings out their personalities.

Besides the pencil sketches, there are also coloured design drawings he did for Disney theme parks. The back portion of the book features his paintings which are not too animation-looking like, but gives us an idea of his personal expression. Last chapter is on his wife Alice Davis with some accompanying artworks from her as well.

This book has been getting some flak from other reviewers who commented on the lack of more pictures. I wasn''t familiar with Marc Davis'' work beforehand but after a quick search online, I can see many of his artworks, but I can also say that many of those in this book are not available online.

It''s a good book.

(See more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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Vimacone
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Marc Davis: An Artist''s Artist
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2015
Marc Davis is my favorite animator of the famed nine old men. He probably had the greatest range of artistic ability and Walt used that well. This book is like a portfolio which showcases various examples of what he did from animation, animal sketches, imagineering, and... See more
Marc Davis is my favorite animator of the famed nine old men. He probably had the greatest range of artistic ability and Walt used that well. This book is like a portfolio which showcases various examples of what he did from animation, animal sketches, imagineering, and fine art, each preceded with an intro by a well known historian or contemporary animator. There''s even a chapter about the unproduced film Chanticleer and Reynard.
The only problem I have is that it could have been more in depth, but for what it''s worth, there appears to be some images that haven''t been published before and it''s great to have all of these in print form. Despite its shortcomings in length I do highly recommend this for Disney fans and artists alike. This makes a great source of inspiration. I hope they do a book like this for Ken Anderson''s artwork; he was another prolific Disney artist.
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R. A Antounian
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A good introduction to the artist
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2014
For a relatively short read, this book is well edited and curated to celebrate a modern master. Written by legendary artists and historians, it leaves you with insight and inspiration. Although it''s heavily covered with images of Marc''s artwork, it''s hard to just call it a... See more
For a relatively short read, this book is well edited and curated to celebrate a modern master. Written by legendary artists and historians, it leaves you with insight and inspiration. Although it''s heavily covered with images of Marc''s artwork, it''s hard to just call it a picture book, not even a coffee table book, but I would still say it belongs right next to The Illusion of Life on your bookshelf!

Side Note: This is not a big book, and is not an anthology to cover all the best work he''s done, namely for the Disney work he''s known for. It is essentially an introduction to the man as an artist.
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yensid
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ORIGINAL DAVIS FAN
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2015
Back in 1967 I was five years old, went on pirates of the caribbean. my parents bought my brother and I a booklet about the making of the attraction with drawings paintings. Later I would learn they were drawn by marc, and that was the begining of my fascination with, who I... See more
Back in 1967 I was five years old, went on pirates of the caribbean. my parents bought my brother and I a booklet about the making of the attraction with drawings paintings. Later I would learn they were drawn by marc, and that was the begining of my fascination with, who I would later learn was marc davis. I was reluctant to buying the book, because some have been critical. Well, 8 or 9 months later, I decided to get it, and now I wish I had bought it sooner! and to the critics. you can''t please everyone. The book is beautiful!
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Vanessa Flores
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I''ve always known Marc Davis as a great character designer and responsible for many awesome ideas for ...
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2018
I''ve always known Marc Davis as a great character designer and responsible for many awesome ideas for Disneyland! The work in the book is phenomenal and just interesting. ♥
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Pome Granate
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Could have been better - but it''s all there is right now.
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2014
As the only book out there showcasing Marc Davis''s incredible work, it''s worth owning. The pictures are high quality, and it covers many different aspects of his work, including sketches, concept art for Disney films and parks, personal paintings and even some hand-drawn... See more
As the only book out there showcasing Marc Davis''s incredible work, it''s worth owning. The pictures are high quality, and it covers many different aspects of his work, including sketches, concept art for Disney films and parks, personal paintings and even some hand-drawn valentines for his wife, the talented Alice Davis (we also get to see a teensy bit of her work). There are quite a few photos as well.

BUT . . . it only gets three stars. And I was tempted to give it two, because it could have been so much more comprehensive. I hope Disney will release a much larger book (or a series?) that contains a more complete view of Mr. Davis'' extensive work. While you''re at it, Disney, how about a better book on Mary Blair''s art? And a book on the work of Alice Davis?

But don''t let your current publishing team do it. They don''t seem to have a clue on how to make a book featuring an artist''s work (ironically). Hire Taschen, they''re excellent.
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J. Moeller
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As a long-time admirer of Davis'' artwork I truly love this book
Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2014
Obviously the artwork printed in the book only scratches the surface of Davis'' immense talent and contribution. Much of the artwork was contributed from Davis'' own art collection by his wife Alice. It shows Marc Davis'' masterful versatility, be it as an animator,... See more
Obviously the artwork printed in the book only scratches the surface of Davis'' immense talent and contribution. Much of the artwork was contributed from Davis'' own art collection by his wife Alice. It shows Marc Davis'' masterful versatility, be it as an animator, illustrator, painter, imagineer, concept artist, draftsman, anatomy expert. The book also features insightful essays by people who knew him and were inspired in their own fields by him. As a long-time admirer of Davis'' artwork I truly love this book.
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Michael
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I am always amazed when pouring over the works of Disney Animators
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2017
I am always amazed when pouring over the works of Disney Animators. This particular book is one of my top favorites!
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Colin E. A. Wyatt
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... was a Disney artist for many years and was fortunate to meet Marc a few years before he died
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2015
I was a Disney artist for many years and was fortunate to meet Marc a few years before he died. This book is a wonderful testament to a very talented man, and you don''t have to be a Disney fan to appreciate his great artwork.
I was a Disney artist for many years and was fortunate to meet Marc a few years before he died. This book is a wonderful testament to a very talented man, and you don''t have to be a Disney fan to appreciate his great artwork.
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Natalie Burnett
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Great for Disney art fans
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 14, 2015
Gorgeous book with beautiful illustrations. Really impressed with this - originally saw the book in Disneyland Anaheim, but didn''t have enough room in my suitcase to bring it home, so was totally stoked to find for sale in the UK.
Gorgeous book with beautiful illustrations. Really impressed with this - originally saw the book in Disneyland Anaheim, but didn''t have enough room in my suitcase to bring it home, so was totally stoked to find for sale in the UK.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 16, 2015
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UNIVERSO DAVIS
Reviewed in Italy on February 20, 2020
Marc Davis fu uno dei leggendari "Nine Old Men" della scuderia Disney. Personalità eclettica, grande innovatore, artista geniale a tutto tondo, animatore, inventore, pittore, scenografo e creatore di molte tra le celebri attrazioni dei parchi a tema Disney. Questo libro...See more
Marc Davis fu uno dei leggendari "Nine Old Men" della scuderia Disney. Personalità eclettica, grande innovatore, artista geniale a tutto tondo, animatore, inventore, pittore, scenografo e creatore di molte tra le celebri attrazioni dei parchi a tema Disney. Questo libro esplora in maniera esaustiva la sua caleidoscopica personalità artistica e ci porta a comprendere l''importanza del suo fondamentale contributo al mondo dell''animazione e all''evoluzione moderna del "Disney Style". Splendido artbook, quindi, consigliatissimo ai fedeli "seguaci della casa del Topolino" e a tutti gli artisti che amano esplorare nuove strade e mettersi continuamente in gioco.
Marc Davis fu uno dei leggendari "Nine Old Men" della scuderia Disney. Personalità eclettica, grande innovatore, artista geniale a tutto tondo, animatore, inventore, pittore, scenografo e creatore di molte tra le celebri attrazioni dei parchi a tema Disney. Questo libro esplora in maniera esaustiva la sua caleidoscopica personalità artistica e ci porta a comprendere l''importanza del suo fondamentale contributo al mondo dell''animazione e all''evoluzione moderna del "Disney Style".
Splendido artbook, quindi, consigliatissimo ai fedeli "seguaci della casa del Topolino" e a tutti gli artisti che amano esplorare nuove strade e mettersi continuamente in gioco.
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MCFW31
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Muy buen libro informativo
Reviewed in Mexico on May 1, 2017
Marc Davis es uno de los "Disney''s Nine Old Men", uno de los animadores más importantes de Disney y animador principal de personajes como Blanca Nieves, Cenicienta, Alicia, Aurora, Maléfica, entre otras. En el libro, se puede apreciar el proceso que...See more
Marc Davis es uno de los "Disney''s Nine Old Men", uno de los animadores más importantes de Disney y animador principal de personajes como Blanca Nieves, Cenicienta, Alicia, Aurora, Maléfica, entre otras. En el libro, se puede apreciar el proceso que tomó crear dichos personajes. Un gran libro sobre el arte en la era dorada de Disney.
Marc Davis es uno de los "Disney''s Nine Old Men", uno de los animadores más importantes de Disney y animador principal de personajes como Blanca Nieves, Cenicienta, Alicia, Aurora, Maléfica, entre otras. En el libro, se puede apreciar el proceso que tomó crear dichos personajes. Un gran libro sobre el arte en la era dorada de Disney.
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Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance wholesale Man (Disney online Editions Deluxe) outlet sale

Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance wholesale Man (Disney online Editions Deluxe) outlet sale

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Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance wholesale Man (Disney online Editions Deluxe) outlet sale

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