Monday, March 18, 2013

MY ART OF THE LION KING BOOK
(kind of)

So back in the old days,
when I was a dashing young 
New Yorker
with fire in my eyes
and a penchant for jaywalking,
I used to troll the city's used book stores
for animation books.

It was an
addictive 
treasure hunt.
You could find 
nothing...

or 
EVERYTHING.

One of my all-time 
favorite scores 
was this:


The Art of The Lion King.

Yeah, I know.
It's not rare or nothin'.
It cost $20 instead of the $50 retail.
Which rocked.

But when I started paging through it,
I found this:


Hmmmm...
signatures?
I thought it might have been a present 
for someone
named Jane who
really liked 
The Lion King:


Then I started to recognize some of the names:



Wait a second...


Holy crap...


THIS BOOK IS SIGNED BY
PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON
THE FILM!


And lots of 'em:








Cool, right?

But I've always wondered...

Who is Jane?

How'd the book end up in a 
tiny little used bookstore on 
4th Avenue in the
East Village?

Maybe it was stolen.
I think that's happened in NYC before.


Maybe some of you 
feature animation folk
might know
and/or be able to translate 
some of those signatures.


And if by chance Jane wants her book back,
please tell her to give me a yell.







4 comments:

Patti said...

That is REALLY, REALLY cool that you found that! The Lion King is my favorite animated movie ever! :D

Randi said...

IMDB has two Janes listed in the animation department for The Lion King; both worked on multiple Disney animated projects. But that's just guesswork. Good luck finding Jane!

Lynne Guthrie said...

Hi there, is this book for sale? I'd love to buy it from you.

Lynne Guthrie said...

Hi there, is this book for sale? I'd love to buy it from you.