Those in the Los Angeles area can pick up a signed copy of Don Hahn’s The Alchemy of Animation on Thursday, Dec. 11 at Barnes & Noble at The Americana at Brand in Glendale. Hahn has produced such Disney favorites as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. The book signing will begin at 7 p.m.
The Alchemy of Animation is Hahn’s first book in nearly seven years, and is geared to a slightly older audience than his acclaimed Animation Magic. His latest work features never-before-seen art from Disney and Pixar films through the years, including a few sneak peeks at art from upcoming projects including The Princess and the Frog. Readers get an overview of the animation process across three mediums’hand-drawn, stop-motion and computer-generated(CG)’as executed in such Disney classics as Dumbo, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Toy Story, among others.
Hahn has been producing at The Walt Disney Studios for more than 30 years. His other films include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the 2006 short The Little Matchgirl, which earned him his second Oscar nomination. He is currently developing the stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie with director Tim Burton, and is directing and producing several documentary projects.
The Barnes & Noble at The Americana at Brand is located at 210 Americana Way in Glendale. For more information, phone the store at 818-545-9146.