- Full Description
From the early 1950s through the late '80s, the Disney studio created Sunday comics adaptations of more than 120 of their animated and live-action films that were currently in movie theaters. The chronological all-star line-up in this first volume is almost an embarrassment of riches: the animated Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Peter and the Wolf, and two pre-cursors to the series, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland! Plus live-action films 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robin Hood, The Sword and the Rose, Ben and Me, and Rob Roy.
Disney stalwarts Manuel Gonzales and Dick Moores drew the cartoon adaptations, while the live-action stories were illustrated by legendary Tarzan artist Jesse Marsh! These are very well done, as you can imagine, being from the Disney Studio itself. Even Jesse Marsh has excelled himself on the live-film adaptations. Dick Moores is a verteran of the studio and his work with collaborator Gonzales nicely captures the animated films. These are reproduced perfectly, with bright colors, obviously from the original source material and not reproduced from the newspaper printings. They are probably better reproduced here than anywhere ever before.
Very well done, a unique look at yet another relatively unknown aspect of the Disney creativity.
Veteran fans will recognize the name of Michael Barrier, who provides the introduction. Barrier was the editor of the highly respected fan magazine Funnyworld, and also compiled the fine Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Comics among other projects. He is as expert an expert as it gets...here his essay is accompanied by wonderful reproductions of the original film posters, as well as the covers of the 1950s era Dell Comic Books, where further adaptations appeared.
- Additional Information
Item Code WDTC01H Publisher IDW Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781631407185 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 12x9 # Pages 212pg Color Full Color
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