In case you’re like me and don’t have enough fancy books on your shelf Disney has a new set of books hitting the stores – Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: The Flipbooks. They’re set for release on September 8 2012 and will retail for $60, but over at Amazon they have a pre-order going on for $36.70 (why not a square $35? Weirdos.) Each book will feature a full animated scene by each of the classic Disney animators known as the Nine Old Men. That’s what they tell me at least. Can’t wait get my hands on them.
I love this series that they’ve been putting out. There’s something very satisfying about flipping through a giant picture book. Childhood intellectualized maybe. Anyway, I’m a sucker for a big, beautiful book of art.
ENDNOTE: I found out about this new set of books from Cartoon Brew, a powerful reservoir of animation news and notes of interest.