Out Feb. 17, 2015
In 2015 Disney will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Pinocchio,
Walt’s second and most critically acclaimed feature film. This book,
created in conjunction with the Walt Disney Family Foundation, presents
an in-depth exploration of the making of the film, with
never-before-published art and behind-the-scenes stories from the inner
workings of the Golden Age of Animation.
In 1940, Walt Disney released his second feature film: Pinocchio,
based on Carlo Collodi’s 1883 Italian children’s novel. It became the
first animated feature to win a competitive Academy Award (in fact, it
won two), and is now considered one of the finest Disney films ever
made, even earning a place on the roster of the National Film Registry.
To celebrate the film’s 75th anniversary, J.B. Kaufman—author of The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs—presents
a complete history of the making of Pinocchio, from source material to
rerelease. The film was groundbreaking in many areas, from achievements
in animation and sound effects to establishing a pattern for Disney
filmmaking that survives to this day. In this book, we learn everything
from the story changes to the animators’ personalities to the reason the
iconic Jiminy Cricket almost didn’t make it in the film, alongside over
300 photographs, illustrations, and concept sketches, many never before
available to the public.
Join for the wild, legendary ride that was the making of Pinocchio.