Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

Pocket Full of Colors The Magical World of Mary Blair Disney Artist Extraordinaire Mary Blair lived her life in color vivid wild color From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator designer and animator for Walt Disney Studios Mary wouldn t play by the rules At

  • Title: Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire
  • Author: Amy Guglielmo Jacqueline Tourville Brigette Barrager
  • ISBN: 9781481461313
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

    Mary Blair lived her life in color vivid, wild color.From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldn t play by the rules At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, Mary painted twinkling emerald skies, peach giraffes with tangerine spots, and magenta horses that couldMary Blair lived her life in color vivid, wild color.From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldn t play by the rules At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, Mary painted twinkling emerald skies, peach giraffes with tangerine spots, and magenta horses that could fly.

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    One thought on “Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

    1. Laura Harrison

      A picture book biography about Mary Blair? I'm in! This book is like a Walt Disney dream come true. Mary Blair was an artistic genius that children should know about. It is about time! The illustrations are as vibrant, creative and magical as Mary Blair herself. I could not be more thrilled about Pocket Full of Colors!!!

    2. Gary Anderson

      Pocket Full of Colors is a picture book biography of Disney artist Mary Blair. The through line of Mary’s story is her fascination with color. As a child, Mary “collected” colors; throughout her life, she traveled the world in search of more colors. When first hired by Walt Disney, Mary’s fanciful color schemes were rejected by the “Nine Old Men,” Disney’s primary animators. But Pocket Full of Colors is a persistence story, and Mary ends up in charge of her own animation. Mary Blai [...]

    3. Margie

      To this day the lure is still strong. Walking past the section of the store displaying the boxes of Crayola crayons without slowing down is not an option. You find yourself suddenly stopping to comprehend all the various shades and number of hues in each box.You remember when getting the coveted box of sixty-four was the best day ever. You and your neighborhood pals would gather on a blanket underneath the big maple tree in your front yard to color and draw all day long. Pocket Full of Colors: T [...]

    4. Rebecca

      Colorful, large-scale picture book about pioneer female animator Mary Blair. Her penchant for color didn't really fly at her first Disney job, so she left and pursued it in other venues (such as Little Golden Books). I love this aspect of the story. Later in her own career, Walt Disney asked her to design the It's A Small World ride. Happily, some of her colorful concept art is now being appreciated in new picture book editions of Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella.

    5. Beverly

      This was one of the most exuberant, if not colorful, picture book biographies for children that I have read. I really liked how the author helps increase the vocabulary of children with the many names of many different colors. The illustrations, appropriately, are almost Disney-esque; and also appropriately, very colorful and lively.

    6. Angela

      Brigette Barrager's illustrations are absolutely stunning--- full of color, unique but with just the right nod to the Golden Age of Disney artists. I found myself wanting to know even more about Mary Blair, which is why I'm giving this four stars instead of five.

    7. Jeimy

      Who would have thought that the visionary behind Walt Disney World’s iconic It’s A Small World ride was a woman!

    8. Arminzerella

      Mary Blair was an artist who worked on and off for Disney (starting in the 1940s). Her fascination with and use of color was wild and vibrant and many of her supervisors were reluctant to use her designs and considered them too bright and modern. Still, some of her ideas were accepted and after leaving Disney, she was a successful commercial artist, set designer, and picture book illustrator. She rejoined Disney once again to contribute to the Small World project. This picture book biography cap [...]

    9. T.E. Antonino

      This book is about the struggle and triumph of an amazing artist named Mary Blair, who worked for Walt Disney. The Walt Disney executives didn't recognize her talents at first, but later she went on to be one of Walt Disney's most celebrated artists. Her ability to see and duplicate colors was phenomenal. If your child is artistic, this book can be life-changing once they're old enough to reflect on it. A "Pocket Full of Colors" was an inspiration to me. I loved every bit of this picture book. I [...]

    10. Lisa

      This was such an interesting book!!! I did not know this about Disney or Mary Blair. First of all it is interesting that they hired a woman for that type of position at a time when men were it. I didn't know that it was such a fight to get color into animation at that time. Or that Walt Disney took her over seas to study color and culture for a project. What an amazing life and an amazing story.

    11. Emma

      Love it. Great art style. Colorful of course. Lovely. This is a delightful picture book biography of one of the most iconic Disney artist's of her period--and one who young readers may not yet know. Using colors as a framing device this book follows the life of Mary Blair from her early artistic aspirations and her career as a Disney artists working on movies including Alice in Wonderland and Cinderellas as well as her later work designing the It's a Small World Ride in Disney World.

    12. Brenda Kahn

      Engaging biography of a pioneer in animation, energetic digital illustrations enhance the text. Authors' note but no other backmatter or suggested resources.

    13. Katie Lawrence

      Absolutely fascinating biography of the woman behind It's a Small World's iconic, vibrant look, as well as other early Disney films. My only wish was that there was some back matter, including a resource list, because I want to read more about this extraordinary woman! Love the illustrations as well, so gorgeous and captivating too!

    14. Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)

      I love learning more about women who made significant contributions in their field but aren't as well known. time to let the light shine on them.

    15. Molly Erickson

      I don't have kids, so I read very few children's books. However, with the upcoming arrival of my nephew, I have been looking at children's books more. Books are [some] children's first introduction to the world, and I believe that learning things should be as important as the pretty picture that comes along with the words. This book had it all.In a time before the women's rights movement, Mary Blair did it all. She worked in a male-dominated field but managed to hold her own. Not only did she he [...]

    16. Laura

      Wonderful look at a female artist who saw the world "in color". Also, it's shares information about my favorite ride at Disneyland.

    17. Angie

      Wow! I LOVE this book! As I was reading through, I kept seeing Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in my mind. I loved this show and remember Mary Blair.

    18. Tasha

      Mary Blair collected colors as a child, filling her eyes and her world with the colors of her family’s move West across the desert and into California. At art school, she met her husband and the two painted together. Hired as one of the first women at Disney Studios, the men didn’t want to consider her bright colors. Walt Disney invited her on a trip to South America, where Mary discovered new bright colors. She continued to try to get her colors into films, sometimes accepted and other time [...]

    19. Tracie

      A picture book introduction to Mary Blair, the imaginative artist who defied convention through her bold use of color and outside-the-box ideas that culminated in the design of Disneyland's It's a Small World ride.

    20. Kristin

      "It's a Small World" was one of my favorite Disney attractions when I was a kid. This was an interesting look at the woman behind the colorful ride as well as many other Disney projects.

    21. Lucy Pruner

      I choose this wonderful, magical and colorful book for my personal pick for the Caldecott. This book gives an outline of Mary Blair's life and experience with Walt Disney. She got hired and the committee was full of men that only preferred black and white images. She feels trapped and she needed to spread her wings so she ended up leaving. Walt later reaches out to her and gives Mary another opportunity to use her colors for a project, meant just for her. By the end, it shows the very diverse "I [...]

    22. Stephanie Tournas

      Bright, luminescent colors are the stand outs in this picture book biography of one the pioneering women in art and animation from the 1940's - 1960's. Each page is a panorama of color and early-Disney design. Kids will recognize many of the characters from early Disney movies, and will love the color and flair of the presentation. Even the text revels in the expression of exotic color names. (I love to see rich vocabulary in children's books). There is a touch of whimsy in the book as Blair col [...]

    23. Nancy

      As a lover of Disney art, Pocket Full of Colors is a trip back to my childhood. The beautiful work of Mary Blair is worth celebrating. Amy and Jacqueline have brought Mary to life in this book and Brigette has captured Mary's style perfectly. A perfect read for an elementary art class!

    24. Peggy Archer

      A wonderful look at the different colors in the world as shown through the eyes of Disney artist, Mary Blair.

    25. Michele Knott

      I can only hope there will be more picture book biographies about this amazing artist. I would love to know more about Mary's work at Disney since she is an iconic Disney artist - so much of her work is celebrated around the parks and resorts!

    26. Andy

      A wonderfully told story of a female pioneer Disney artist who persisted with her passion for vibrant, mesmerizing colors despite the rigidity and strict rules of the animation patriarchy. Mary's Blair's work is masterful and magical and has influenced and inspired many artists over the last 40 years. The art and text of this children's book about Blair's story is exquisite. Brings an incredible artist and her work to life.

    27. Alli Brooks

      My new job requires me to read a lot of children's books and this was one of my favorites. I love Mary Blair's story and her artwork and this is a great story for kids. It not only shows that it's okay to stick to your guns even if you're a little different but that anything is possible as long as you persevere. I really loved this.

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