Travel back through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company with 240 pages of art instruction and animation history with Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder.
Featuring Mickey Mouse and his friends, the Disney Princess characters, Pixar characters, and so much more, Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder is a must-have collector's item which celebrates beloved animated characters through step-by-step drawing projects, character sketches, and vintage artwork from the Disney archives. Each section of drawing lessons is categorized by decade in Disney history, along with historical context and interesting anecdotes and facts sprinkled throughout.
In each decade, learn how Disney animators have drawn the following characters and dozens more:
1920s: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 1930s: Donald Duck, the Big Bad Wolf, and Snow White 1940s: Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Bambi 1950s: Cinderella, Alice, and Tinker Bell 1960s: Cruella De Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Baloo from The Jungle Book, and The Sword and the Stone’s Arthur 1970s: Marie from The Aristocats, Robin Hood, and Winnie the Pooh 1980s: Tod and Copper from The Fox and the Hound and The Little Mermaid’s Ariel 1990s: Aladdin and Jasmine, Simba from The Lion King, and Woody from Toy Story 2000s: Stitch, Lightning McQueen from Cars, and Tiana from The Princess and the Frog 2010s:Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, Moana, and Coco’s Miguel 2020s: Ian and Barley from Onward,Encanto’s Mirabel, and Meilin from Turning Red
Artists and Disney fans alike will be entertained and enlightened by the well-rounded collector’s experience that is Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder.
About the Author
Jim Fanning is an internationally published author and Disney historian. A leading authority on Walt Disney and his legacy, Fanning has written on all aspects of Disney, including animation, live-action, television, theme parks and Imagineering, and Walt Disney, his creative colleagues, and those who carry on his legacy, for books, magazines, online sites, and documentaries. In addition to historical works, Fanning has written storybooks, comic books, audio productions, educational media, and other works for Disney and its licensees.
Andreas Deja was 10 years old when he first applied for a job as a Disney animator. The Walt Disney Studios wrote back, saying they had no openings but were always on the lookout for new talent. At 20, he applied again and was accepted. This launched a long and successful career with Disney. In 2006, Deja received the Winsor McCay Award for outstanding contribution to the art of animation, and in 2015, he was named a Disney Legend by the Walt Disney Company. Presently, Deja is working on his own independent animated short films and is actively involved in his animation-related blog, Deja View.
“This one-of-a-kind, interactive format makes this book a must-have. A great starter for teens interested in Disney history or those who want to learn how to draw their favorite Disney characters.”—Booklist
"By taking us from the 1920s to the 2020s, Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder doesn’t just show us the evolution of Disney, it also makes us want to pick up a pencil and start sketching today."—My Modern Met
"Disney fans will love this history of animation and the insight it gives into the last 100 years of the company...An enjoyable and memorable read. This well-researched, intriguing drawing guide is essential reading for Disney fans and for those who want to learn more about animation, its history, or the world of Walt Disney."—Library Journal
"For those who want to learn more about the history of Disney Animation and appreciate how the characters were drawn, I highly recommend Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder. It has already joined my collection of books on all things Disney that will be enjoyed by my family for years to come."—GeekDad
"If you are a Disney lover, art appreciator, or history enthusiast, you will love Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder."—Daily Mom