They Drew as They Pleased: Volume 5: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Early Renaissance

Didier Ghez, Don Hahn


In the 1970s and 1980s, the Disney animation studio redefined its creative vision in the wake of Walt Disney’s death. This latest volume from renowned Disney historian Didier Ghez profiles Ken Anderson and Mel Shaw, whose work defined beloved classic Disney characters from films like The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Robin Hood, and The Rescuers. With vivid descriptions of passages from the artists’ autobiographies and interviews, accompanied by never-before-seen images of their art and process, this visually rich collection offers a rare view of the Disney leg­ends whose work helped shape the nature of character and story development for generations to come.

Creator Bio

Didier Ghez is the author and editor of numerous books about the Disney studio and its artists, including the books in the Walt’s People series and in the They Drew as They Pleased series. In 2018, Ghez received the prestigious June Foray Award for significant and benev­olent impact on the art and industry of animation. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.
Don Hahn is producer of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar®. His other credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Maleficent, and the 2017 box office hit Beauty and the Beast. Hahn serves on the board of directors of PBS SoCal and the Advisory Committee of the Walt Disney Family Museum. He lives in Los Angeles.

Price £35.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 6 August 2019
Pages 208
Height 229mm
Width 279mm
Rights Europe
ISBN-13 9781452178707