Paper Dreams: The Art & Artists of Disney Storyboards
Author: John Canemaker, Walt Disney Company
Publisher: Disney Editions
Release Date: October 20, 1999
It's a technique that first helped bring Mickey Mouse to life -- and today's greatest movie makers, from Martin Scorcese to Tim Burton, couldn't make a film without it. The storyboard started as a series of sketches, fastened to a cork board with pushpins, that helped a director conceptualize a film's narrative and visual flow. Today, storyboarding is a multi-tiered process, involving numerous steps that take months, and sometimes even years, to complete.
A renowned expert in the field of animation, John Canemaker narrates the creative search for, and development of, memorable stories, situations, and personalities for Disney's finest animated films, from Snow White to The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Profusely illustrated with rare examples of original sequential story sketches from the Disney archives, Paper Dreams explores the art and craft of storyboarding as it was -- and still is -- performed by master artists. Offering an exciting, behind-the-scenes glimpse of a crucial and intricate part of the animation process, here is an essential volume for animation fans, Disney collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts alike.