Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Book: Walt Disney's Cinderella

I just discovered that last August a beautiful new edition of CINDERELLA was published, with text by Cynthia Rylant; most intriguingly, the book is illustrated with the great Mary Blair's concept sketches for Disney's animated film.

Blair designed the look of many great Disney films, also including ALICE IN WONDERLAND and PETER PAN. Additionally, she was one of the leading creators of the It's a Small World ride.

Blair is also famous for her tile murals, including those at the Grand Canyon Concourse at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Florida. Her murals also used to adorn Disneyland's Tomorrowland.

The Blair-illustrated Little Golden Book I CAN FLY has long been on our bookshelves.

For more on Mary Blair, I highly recommend THE ART AND FLAIR OF MARY BLAIR by John Canemaker.


Blogger Irene said...

It's a shame that apparently her murals in Tomorrowland were not preserved when they redid the place :(

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