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Our friends at Mondo continue feeding us this quarantine with incredible quarantine-friendly products. Yesterday they announced the ultimate Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame Vinyl Set and this time, it's the 'The Hidden Art of Disney' book series. The three books dive into the various Disney Animation eras. The first book, "They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Late Golden Age" (1940's), second book "They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid-Century Era" (1950-1960's), and third book "They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Early Renaissance" (1970-1980's) are all beautifully crafted and designed case studies on the various eras of Disney animation, and the best part is they're available now!

They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Late Golden Age - $45

They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Late Golden Age by Didier Ghez.Published by Chronicle Books. Hard Cover, 248 pages. Expected to Ship in May 2020. Ships Worldwide. $45

Walt Disney always envisioned the studios that bear his name remaining relevant by consistently taking creative risks and doing the unexpected. Heading into the 1940s, he crafted an entirely new division of the studio called the Character Model Department, which focused solely on the details of character development.

This latest volume from famed Disney historian Didier Ghez profiles six remarkable artists from that department, sharing uncommon and never-before-seen images of their influential work behind the scenes.

With vivid descriptions and passages from artists' journals, this visually rich collection offers a rare view of the Disney artists whose work brought so many classic Disney characters to life, and in the process rewriting the future of character creation in animation.

They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid-Century Era - $50

They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid-Century Era by Didier Ghez.Published by Chronicle Books. Hard Cover, 224 pages. Expected to Ship in May 2020. Ships Worldwide. $50

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They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Early Renaissance - $50

They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Early Renaissance by Didier Ghez. Published by Chronicle Books. Hard Cover, 208 pages. Expected to Ship in May 2020. Ships Worldwide. $50

In the 1970s and 1980s, the Disney animation studio redefined its creative vision in the wake of Walt Disney's death. This period is covered in the latest volume from renowned Disney historian Didier Ghez, who profiles animators Ken Anderson and Mel Shaw. Their work defined beloved classic Disney characters from films like THE JUNGLE BOOK, THE ARISTOCRATS, ROBIN HOOD, and THE RESCUERS.

With vivid descriptions of passages from the artists' autobiographies and interviews, accompanied by never-before-seen images of their art and process, this visually rich collection offers a rare view of the Disney legends whose work shaped the nature of character and story development for generations to come.

We can't wait to get our hands on these ones and dive into some of the most important timelines in Disney animation history! The knowledge and research that's compiled into these books is impressive, and an important tool to have in order to better understand the Walt Disney Companies history. Pick up each book available now at Mondo.com! 

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