An Excellent Disney Collection; Disney Animation Book Signed by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, Two Original Character Sketches by Animation Supervisor Andreas Deja, and Other Ephemera

    [Walt Disney Studios]. Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Disney Animation. The Illusion of Life. New York: Abbeville Press, [1981]. First edition. Inscribed by Thomas and Johnston on the front free endpaper: "Best wishes to Cherie-/Frank Thomas Ollie Johnston". This copy is additionally signed by some of their colleagues at the Walt Disney Studios, some of whom they thank in their introduction, including Ann Lloyd, Betty Anne Guenther, Margaret Trindade, Valentine Paul, Wilma Baker, Ellen Chrisney, and Dadie Roberts. Large quarto. 575, [1, blank] pages. Extensively illustrated. Publisher's full red cloth, front board decoratively stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket. Some rubbing, and a few short tears to jacket, else near fine. [Together With:] Andreas Deja. Two original pen and ink sketches of major characters that he supervised for Disney animated films. Burbank, 1994. Original sketches of King Triton (from Little Mermaid), and Jafar (from Aladdin) on two separate sheets. On Walt Disney Pictures and Television stationery and is signed by Deja. Each approximately 11 x 8.5 inches. Fine. [Together With:] Original prospectus for Disney Animation The Illusion of Life. Original wrappers. Near fine. [and:] Folding small menu for the Walt Disney Studio Restaurant, dated 2/81. Approximately 6 x 9 inches unfolded. Blank, with no mention of Daily Special or prices. Fine. A charming collection.

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