Book Review: Great Moments from the films of Walt Disney

Publisher: The Rutledge Press

Year: 1981

Pages: 94

Type: Softcover

ISBN: 0-8173-3975-4

Each minute of Disney animation requires 1,440 drawings.”

This is a huge publication, which is perfect considering that it is basically a poster book. You could take it apart and frame the beautiful prints within. They measure 10″ x 15″, including a white border.

The book starts with text dedicated to each of the films featured, giving production information, details on the music, voices, and character development. Full credits are given for each film as well, along with the source, for example, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is adapted from Grimm’s Fairy Tales while Bambi is from the story by Felix Salten, etc.

Let’s have a look at two poster prints for each of the six movies included:

Bambi and Snow White start us off with some heartwarming and heartbreaking moments. Bambi’s mother makes an appearance before tragedy strikes but later the little dear deer finds friendship. Meanwhile, Ms. White faces hardship and jubilation as well!

Dumbo too had a hardship to triumph story arc in his movie debut, from being snubbed by his fellow pachyderms to flying high!

Joy and adventure come to us through these images from Sleeping Beauty. Aurora dances with her animal friends while her Prince gallops to the rescue!

Does your conscience bother you or is it just an annoying chirp in the background? Pinocchio and you may have the same condition! But at least you aren’t a captive in a sideshow! But don’t worry, our little wooden protagonist won’t be for much longer either!

Are you on Team Pink or Team Blue? What’s a girl to do when she has such an important decision to make just before her first Royal Ball? Apparently, always go with the blue!

Back Cover

I would give this book a 5 Out of 5 Stars for it delivers exactly what it promises. It is a great big poster book and it contains great big posters. And they are breathtaking!

It’s nice that the publisher contracted artist Liney Li to create an original cover image. It combined the characters in familiar poses but in a new configuration (see opening image).

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