Whether they’re Old Dogs or Hotdogs, they’re all good dogs. Conceived by the Disney Animation Research Library, Disney Dogs is a barking good look at the art created and produced for the more than seventy-five year history of the Disney dog.
Disney Dogs begins by highlighting dogs from the Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ history including early images of Goofy and Pluto from the nineteen-thirties and forties. Then it’s on to all one hundred and one Dalmatians, the hound part of The Fox and the Hound, Oliver & Company, and Lady and the Tramp. There are also sidekick dogs who have found a place in our hearts including Bruno from Cinderella, Nana from Peter Pan, Toby from The Great Mouse Detective, Percy from Pocahontas, Little Brother from Mulan, and Max from The Little Mermaid. Disney Dogs also showcases dogs that are not really “traditional,” such as Stitch from Lilo & Stitch, the footstool in Beauty and the Beast, the carpet from Aladdin, Slinky Dog from Toy Story, and Zero from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. And finally, Disney’s newest dog-Bolt!-will be featured. The latest Walt Disney Animation Studios movie is slated to premiere at the same time as this book.
Disney Dogs has a flip-book section at the tail end of its compact 7′ x 7′ format. From full-page images to whimsical thumbnails, the book includes conceptual artwork, model sheets, animation, and final frame images of Disney’s mangy mutts and cocky canines. Accompanying text features stats on the characters and films. You won’t be able to keep your paws off this book!
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Disney Editions
Release date: October 14, 2008