Award-winning filmmaker Pete Docter and veteran Walt Disney Imagineer Christopher Merritt share a deluxe two-book slip-cased set celebrating Disney Legend Marc Davis. The hefty volumes showcase Marc´s mostly unseen Disney theme park concept art and offer a unique behind-the-scenes view as told through Marc´s own words.
On February 16, 1962, senior animator Marc Davis officially transitioned from Walt Disney Feature Animation to a new division of the company: a group assembled to design Walt´s new theme park. After thirty-plus years animating classic Disney features, Marc would become one of the most renowned of Walt Disney´s new breed of employee-Imagineers.
Marc would become a driving force behind the designs of many of the most iconic park attractions. Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, it´s a small world, Jungle Cruise, Country Bear Jamboree, and many others feature environments and storylines that were heavily influenced by his conceptual artwork.
Featuring work from the sixties through the eighties, this two-volume set includes more than 1,500 pieces from the Imagineering archives, the vast majority of which have never been published. In addition, for the first time Marc´s design theories as well as many of his stories of working with Walt are featured in his own words as recorded during hours upon hours of interviews by author Chris Merritt.
Marc Davis in His Own Words is a treasure trove for artists, students, and Disney collectors.
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