Bambi: The Sketchbook Series - Walt Disney Company (1st Ed, 1st Printing, 1997)

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Rare 1st Edition, 1st Printing of The Sketchbook Series for the Disney classic: Bambi. Published in 1997 by Hyperion. 

In celebration of the spectacular 55th anniversary of this beloved film, Walt Disney's Bambi, The Sketchbook Series brings together for the first time high quality reproductions of beautiful animation drawings, inspirational sketches, and background paintings that display some of the best draftsmanship in the history of the medium.Bambi, the classic story of the gentle fawn and the seasonal joys and sorrows of life in the forest, has warmed and inspired the hearts of all ages since the film was first released in 1942. Universally considered a miracle of animation, generations of movie-goers have venerated the simple beauty of the film's animation art, which stunningly captures the forest's full kaleidoscope of colors and seasons, from the luminescent green sunshine of early spring to the snowy darkness of mid-winter.

Featuring the work of Disney animation greats such as Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, Marc Davis, Tyrus Wong, and art director Tom Codrik, fans will understand how each of the beloved characters evolved and transformed into animation. With more than 75 pencil sketches from the original animator's hand and 12 full-color plates of original color studies, printed and bound with high-grade paper and cloth, Walt Disney's Bambi will be an essential acquisition for collectors, fans, Disney buffs, and art and animation enthusiasts. A fine tribute to one of the greatest animated films of all times and a certain bestseller.

Condition: Used book in Very Good condition. Original dust jacket in Acceptable condition. Dust jacket has some marking on it, tearing, and shelf wear. Please see pictures for more details.