Multi-Award-Winning non-fiction book LIVING WITH A LEGEND by Leslie E. Stern offers touching personal stories about her acclaimed stepfather, Iwao Takamoto, who designed such animation masterpieces as Scooby-Doo, Astro, Mutley, and Dino. He directed Charlotte’s Web and had worked on classic films such as Lady and the Tramp and Cinderella. Leslie’s musings of growing up in a multi-ethnic home amidst cartoon genius tells the story of her stepfather’s influence on her, stories of her youth, and Iwao’s influence on others. This full-color coffee table book includes never-before-seen personal drawings done by Iwao for Leslie and for her mother, drawings done by other famous animators for Iwao, as well as rarely-seen photographs and drawings. These are a delight to behold for anyone who is a fan of Scooby-Doo, The Pink Panther, The Flintstones, and The Jetsons. A must read for any cartoon lover and a pleasure to read for anyone with a heart. Iwao Takamoto is considered a legend in the animation industry.
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