Jim Fanning, Andreas Deja
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 Princesses, 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:
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.
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.