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The Tarzan chronicles
Green, Howard E.
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New York : Hyperion, [1999]

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191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 35 cm
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Central Library NC1766.U52 D5424 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Published to tie-in with the release of Disney's newest animated epic, 'Tarzan', this gorgeously illustrated volume records the making of the film, with rare insights into the animation process and thoughtful diary excerpts from the directors and many of the key players. Full-colour throughout.

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Booklist Review

For its latest animated feature, instead of adapting a fairy tale, legend, or myth, Disney has chosen the relatively modern story of Tarzan. As it did with the heroes of its other recent movies, the studio focuses on the alienation of adolescence in its Tarzan, who no longer belongs with the apes who raised him but doesn't fit in with the humans who invade his jungle home. The book tie-in to the movie recounts how the filmmakers faced the challenge of developing a new version of the character strong enough to overcome the vivid adult image of Tarzan made pervasive by Johnny Weissmuller and his live-action-movie successors. Besides hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations, from early conceptual drawings through production stills, the volume features excerpts from diaries kept by the movie's creators, including sketches from a safari the animators went on to research the film's African setting. This handsome coffee-table book should join its fellow Disney tie-ins (e.g., The Art of Mulan [BKL Ag 98]) on library shelves. --Gordon Flagg

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