Friday, 12 April 2019

ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 12th April 2019: "Dumbo (Disney Animated Classics" by Disney Studios / Studio Press

No apologies from us for once again featuring these glorious cloth-bound Studio Press books in our Book of the Week slot.

If you're getting excited about the new live-action Dumbo movie from Disney Studios, take a moment to revisit the classic animated movie instead, with another truly beautiful storified version of the movie with that utterly glorious production art and animation stills illustrating the story throughout.

The story of a young elephant with a difference - born into a circus, but separated from his mother (in a scene that still reduces me to tears even after all these years), Dumbo soon realises his huge flappy ears mean that he can do something that no other elephant can.

He can fly, he can fly, he can fly!

This highly collectable book once again extends Studio Press's impressive range of books chronicling the processes and sketches that led to the final movie. As we said before, this is nigh on essential for Disney fans, but also fans of animation and art as the illustrations in this are just absolutely gorgeous. I mean take a look at them!

Special delivery! One large-eared ele-baby!
I love the way these feel like classic storybooks I had as a kid.

Don't listen to 'em Dumbo, you're special!!
It's also great to hear that more are on the way in this fab range, including Aladdin, which should be out in the blink of a Genie's eye! YESSSS! Can't wait!

Sum this book up in a sentence: You'll believe an elephant can fly with this superb collectable edition of one of Disney's best-loved classics.

"Dumbo (Disney Animated Classics" is out now, published by Studio Press / Disney Studios (very kindly supplied for review and thanks for the hat-tip in the presser, folks!)