50 Year’s in the Mouse House: The Lost Memoir of One of Disney’s Nine Old Men was released in June of this year. Edited by Didier Ghez and Joe Campana, the book sheds light on Eric’s career from the perspective of those that knew and loved him. It also includes his animation lectures, which are pure gold. After reading his lectures, this book catapulted to the top shelf with the likes of Drawn to Life, Illusion of Life, and Animator’s Survival Kit.
How this book has flown under the radar since it’s release is beyond me. I’m surprised I haven’t seen other blogs gushing about it. This is a must own. Simply put, buy this if you are serious about animation. Eric’s fourteen animation lectures will inspire you for years to come.