Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair and The Animation Wookbook by Tony White
are the best tutorials. If you want something that has a lot more of the
philosophy behind the drawing, then go with The Illusion of Life by Frank
Thomas and Ollie Johnson. They were two of Walt Disney's '9 Old Men' who
drew the bulk of the films the studio produced from the 30s to the 70s.
In a message dated 10/19/99 5:19:39 PM Pacific Daylight Time, ehess writes:
> I'd like any input from those of you "in the know"! Is there a book in > print that would make a nice Christmas gift for a senior boy interested > in studying traditional animation? The computer specialist in our > building has the son--she knows what is out there in computer stuff, but > she is looking for books. > > Thanks! Jeannie in PA