Friday 28 February 2020

ReadItDaddy's Book of the Week - Week Ending 28th February 2020: "Cinderella (Disney Animated Classics)" with foreword by Mark Henn (Studio Press / Disney)

We're absolutely in love with Disney, and though it probably looks like complete favouritism, our Book of the Week once again belongs to one of those gorgeous animated classics.

"Cinderella" comes with a foreword from Disney animator Mark Henn, who knows a thing or two about Disney's amazing heritage - and the early pioneers who helped to turn the studio into the behemoth it is today.

Cinderella was Disney's twelfth animated feature, released originally in 1950 and showcasing Disney's studio style for animating classic fairy tales.

The book tells the original story as depicted in the movie, but like the rest of the fantastic books in the series, dips into the archives to show amazing production artwork, stills from the movie and other gorgeous visual nuggets of set and character design.

We really loved this one, as it shows how that well-recognised studio style was firmly established by the time Cinderella was released, and how influential this movie was for generations of artists and animators inspired by the fabulous work here.

Sum this book up in a sentence: Beautifully cloth bound, it's another superb addition to Studio Press / Disney's book series, an absolute must for Disney collectors!

"Disney Animated Classics: Cinderella" with foreword by Mark Henn is out now, published by Studio Press / Disney (kindly supplied for review).