Book Review: Disney-Pixar Comics Treasury

I was going to be away from home for a while and wanted something to take with me to read. So I went to my local Chapters and found this book in the discount section:

    

HarperCollins Publishers Inc. 2014

It contains 14 adaptions of the Pixar films with 1 extra bonus story involving Wall-E. I’ve read about half so far and have found a pattern developing, even though different writers are responsible for some of the titles.

         

Being as I know the stories inside-out, I can follow the edited versions presented in the book reasonably well. But for first-time readers, many panels would not make sense, as crucial details are left out. It is obvious that these adaptions were not penned by seasoned comic book writers, individuals with a consummate knowledge of conveying a bigger story into the sometimes limiting space of comic book boxes.

         

Now is as good a time as any to mention the bonus story entitled Wall-E: Recharge. As you would expect, there is no dialogue to help you understand what is happening, and because of the aforementioned inexperience of the writers with this medium the story is all-but incomprehensible!

         

The best part of this treasury is the artwork! Every artist brought a great sense of the original story to each title with some truly breath-taking visuals. As a comic book fan from way back, this was a treat to read based only on the pictures (yup, I’m a picture guy).

         

Not to be too tough on this treasury, it’s still a fun read with good work done by all of the creative talent involved. I would definitely recommend it to any Disney parent who would like a nice book of bedtime stories to share with their little Disney fans-to-be!

    

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51 Days: The Magic of Disney Animation

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The Magic of Disney Animation is our choice for #Day51 of our #DisneyWorldCountdown.

Today is #Day51 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown, and on this day, we are taking a look at an attraction called The Magic of Disney Animation.  Inside this attraction you will find many things to do, including some of the following:

  • Watch a show staring Mushu from the Disney movie Mulan and explore how characters are brought to life and drawn for a movie.
  • After the movie, you can visit the Animation Station, where you can draw a Disney character at the Animation Academy, create a soundtrack to a famous Disney scene at The Sound Stage, add color to a movie sequence at the Digital Ink and Pain area, figure out what character you would be by answering questions given to you by Lumiere, and look at some of the historic items on display in the Animation Gallery.
  • In addition, there are several meet and greet character greetings here, so look for more information when you arrive as to who will be there and when they will be appearing!
  • By the way, did you know that this same building was where Lilo & Stitch, Mulan, and Brother Bear were created?

To wrap it up, here are some pictures I’ve taken from inside the building.  I hope you enjoy them!

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One of the artist’s work areas, this one was for Lynn Rippberger.

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Part of the building housed the Ratatouille area back in 2008.

Last but certainly not least, look who Sophie had her picture with!

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Sophie got her picture with Sorcerer Mickey!

Do you and your family enjoy the Magic of Disney Animation show and attraction?  What is your favorite part about it, or why don’t you stop by and visit?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!