by Gene Deitch
128-page full-color 12.25” x 9.25” hardcover • $29.99
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Academy Award®-winning animator Gene Deitch defied the dominant animation style of the 1950s as the Creative Director of CBS/Terrytoons (where he created Tom Terrific and others for The Captain Kangaroo Show.) One day, he got his tie caught in a Moviola machine — and just before he lost his teeth, Nudnik was born!
The star of 12 Paramount cartoons that ran in theatres in 1964 and 1965, Nudnik is Deitch’s most personal and commercially successful creation. (He was also the creative dynamo behind the animated versions of Jules Feiffer’s Oscar®-winning Munro and Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.)
Reproduced from Deitch’s original artwork, Nudnik Revealed! is a treasure trove of — well, let Gene tell it: “the never-before-published convoluted character model development sketches, revelatory influences, original production storyboards, all the way up to final animation setups.”
With sections on the development and background of Nudnik, production sketches, planning, film setups, gag sequences (produced and unproduced), and three complete episode storyboards, this book provides an inside look, so take a look at the pages inside.