1st Edition

Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation

By Hans Bacher Copyright 2008

    A truly unique visual delight offering insight into the development of animation classics like Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Lilo and Stitch as well as a tantalizing examination of unfinished Disney projects.

    Foreword by Don Hahn, Producer of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King
    Film Analysis
    Beauty and the Beast
    Visual Development and Research
    Camera Rules
    The Lion King
    Staging and Formats
    Rhythm and Syle Variety
    Lilo and Stitch
    Value and Color
    Brother Bear
    Unfinished Disney Projects
    Own Projects
    The Masters - Bambi


    Hans Bacher has been a major influence on the design of Disney films for nearly 20 years. His work appears in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Mulan. Winner of the prestigious "Annie" animation award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production" for his work on Mulan.

    Don Hahn is the Academy Award nominated producer of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Haunted Mansion and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

    "Dream Worlds is a must have for its visuals alone - I can only describe them as gorgeous." .. World Animation Journal