Walt Disney & Artists Signed "The Art of Animation".

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Walt Disney & Artists Signed  The Art of Animation .
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(Disney, 1958) A very rare book titled "The Art of Animation" that is signed by Walt Disney himself, as well as 102 other members of the Walt Disney Studios. By the 1950s, Walt was able to pull from the talented artists and craftsmen of his studio to help make his dream of Disneyland a reality. These individuals would later become known as "Imagineers." This hardcover book by Bob Thomas is not only prominently signed by Walt Disney in bold ink, but also by (102) members of the studio staff, many of whom helped design and develop Walt's theme park. The signatures include such legendary animators as Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, T. Hee, John Lounsbery, Ward Kimball, and Les Clark; as well as artists turned Imagineers such as John Hench, Marc Davis, Ken Anderson, X. Atencio, Claude Coats, Yale Gracey, Walt Peregoy, Bill Justice, Ken O'Connor, and many others. This book belonged to Disney animator Jack Boyd, and a few of the signatures are personalized to him. Jack had the book signed as a gift for his son, Steve, with Jack signing his own photo within the book as "dad." Walt's signature and a few others are personalized to Steve. Measuring 11.25"x8.5", the book is in good condition with moderate discoloration and wear to the cover. The inner pages are in good condition, with varying amounts of handling wear. The dust jacket is not included. This is an amazing artifact from both the history of the studio and Disneyland.