‘The Disney Animation Renaissance: Behind the Glass at the Florida Studio’ to tell the story of a working animator at Disney-MGM Studios


For nearly fifteen years, Walt Disney Animation Studios had an outpost at Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World, and a new book coming out later this year will tell the story of the animators who worked there.

“The Disney Animation Renaissance: Behind the Glass at the Florida Studio” by Mary E. Lescher is scheduled to be released from University of Illinois Press on December 27, 2022. Lescher, who died in 2019, was an animator for Walt Disney Feature Animation and DisneyToon Studios from 1989 to 2006. The title refers to The Magic of Disney Animation, a park attraction that allowed guests to experience how Disney creates its famous animated films, with animators in full view. Disney closed its Florida studio in early 2004.

The publisher’s description reads as follows:

Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida opened in Orlando at the dawn of the Disney Renaissance. As a member of the team, Mary E. Lescher witnessed the rise and fall of the small studio during a transformative time in business and film history. His in-depth interviews with fellow artists, administrators and support staff reveal the human dimension of a technological revolution: the dramatic shift from hand-drawn cel animation to digital format that eclipsed him in less than a decade. It also traces the Florida Studio’s parallel existence as part of The Magic of Disney Animation, a living theme park attraction where Lescher and his colleagues worked in full view of Walt Disney World guests eager to experience the magic of the process. legendary animation company.

A ground-level look at the entertainment giant, The Renaissance of Disney Animation introduces the people and purpose of a little-known studio in historic times.

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