Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series: Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: The Flipbooks ($60) is a box set of nine flip books that pay tribute to Walt Disney’s original animators–the Nine Old Men: Les Clark, Eric Larson, Frank Thomas, John Lounsbery, Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnston, Mark Davis, Wolfgang Reitherman and Milt Kahl.
Each flip book features a scene from an animated Disney feature in its original line-drawn form, having been selected from among a wide range of films for great movement and classic characters. Such iconic clips from the reel of Disney animation history include: Lady and the Tramp’s moonlit spaghetti dinner; Sorcerer Mickey’s ordeal with a horde of mops; and Thumper’s announcement that a prince has been born!
In addition to the flip books, the box will contain a booklet providing additional information about the artists. The Flipbook set is being published by Disney Editions and is due for release on September 18, 2012.