Eric Goldberg and David Bossert Booksigning October 17th
AN ANIMATOR’S GALLERY: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Chraracters
By David A Bossert, Illustration by Eric Goldberg
Forward by John Lasseter
Disney Supervising Animator and Director Eric Goldberg is perhaps best known for animating the definition of an animated character: Genie from Aladdin. His energetic style creates something that evokes the playful portraits of old Hollywood, while still being truly Disney. In the new book AN ANIMATOR’SGALLERY: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Chraracters (Disney Editions; On-sale: September 8, 2015), readers, art, and animation critics alike have the chance to see the full scope of his artistic talents via a wide array of beloved Disney characters.
This whimsical, deluxe Art Deco-themed art book showcases Walt Disney characters in a style reminiscent of caricatures from the famed walls of Sardi’s and The Brown Derby. For this impressive collection, Goldberg drew a little more than 200 stylized images that first debuted as a display within the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, California. Now with AN ANIMATOR’S GALLERY, the show comes right to you! Fans of all ages, and from all over, can enjoy these playful portraits, starting with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse through characters from Frozen and Big Hero 6. Bonus sections include an introduction, which discusses Goldberg’s career in cartoons and the gensis for this sproject, along with additions of some characters from Pixar.
About the Author and Illustrator:
DAVID A.BOSSERT received a B.F.A. in Character Animation from CalArts School of Film.Mr. Bossert has been with The Walt Disney Company for more than thirty years.He has served as a producer, director, associate producer, artisticcoordinator, visual effects supervisor, and effects animator on various filmsand is currently serving as the producer, creative director and head of SpecialProjects at Walt Disney Animation Studios. His film work includes The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hercules, Fantasia 2000,and the Academy Award-nominated shorts Runaway Brain, Destino, and Lorenzo. Bossert produced and directed the award-winning documentary on music in animation titled The Tunes Behind the Toons. He most recently wrote the biography Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life and is the co-author of Disney Animated, which was named iPad App of 2013 by Apple.
ERIC GOLDBERG, supervising animator and director at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, has brought to life Aladdin’s Genie, Hercules’s Phil, The Princess and the Frog’s Louis, and many more. Goldberg co-directed the Academy Award–winning Pocahontas and directed two segments, “Rhapsody in Blue” and “The Carnival of the Animals, Finale,” in Fantasia 2000. Most recently he led the hand-drawn animation team on the satirical short Get a Horse!, starring Mickey and friends, which debuted in theaters with Frozen. Before joining The Walt Disney Company in 1990, he founded and ran his own award-winning animation house, Pizazz Pictures, in London.