You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Another John Canemaker Must-Have

Every visitor to Tulgey Wood undoubtedly already knows about the recently published book from Walt Disney Family Foundation and Wheldon Owen Press, The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and The Secrets of Walt Disney's Movie Magic. This lavish art book by master animation historian John Canemaker is bursting at the seams with rich Disney art, unique early studio photos and a rare look into early special effects innovations that breathed life into the beloved classics from the Disney Golden Age, including Bambi, Pinocchio and Fantasia. In addition to the secrets behind the amazing special effects in these films, The Lost Notebook also details the astounding life of Herman Schultheis. (As another animation history great, Jerry Beck, has said, "You can't make stuff like this up.") Aside from the beautifully reproduced art and the behind-the-scenes account, all that animation fans and indeed anyone interested in filmmaking and Hollywood history need know is that this extensive book is written by John Canemaker. His as-always excellent research and writing is reason enough to make this oversized tome a must-have for everyone's library.

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