Visual development studies of iconic dragons from Disney's back catalogue as well as upcoming blockbusters. Imagine if one sketchbook had been passed down through the decades from one Disney artist to the next, with each one making a contribution before leaving it in the talented hands of ather. That idea was the inspiration for The Art of Disney's Dragons. The drawings contained within this volume represent the entire range of dragon-themed development art from animators, live-action studio artists and Imagineers.
Tom Bancroft has over 25 years of experience in the animation industry, most of which was for Walt Disney Feature animation where he was an animator for 11 years. He has been nominated for Annie and Rueben awards. At Disney, Bancroft had the opportunity to animate on 10 animated feature films, 5 animated shorts, and numerous commercials. Some of the films include, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mulan. Bancroft was also a character designer and director for Big Idea Productions. His popular character design book, Creating Characters with Personality is used by art schools all over the world. Additionally, Bancroft has illustrated over 50 children's books. The illustrators in this volume were all Disney artists at the time of their work on Disney animation, live-action films with special effects, or park attractions. Each piece of art will be credited in an end notes section, including names such as Tom Bancroft, Tim Burton, Rolly Crump, Marc Davis, Eric Goldberg, Bill Justice, John Hench, and many more.