Disney Reference Books

 

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FYS 100 - Mickey Mouse Monopoly (Prof. Zornado)

A selective resource guide to assist your research into Disney films, children's culture, and the Disneyfication of popular culture

Walt Disney:
An American Original

Walt Disney:

The Triumph of the American Imagination

 

Walt Disney: An American Original (Disney Editions Deluxe)

Apr 15, 1994 -  by Bob Thomas  - Paperback $8.81

 

Walt Disney is an American hero--the creator of Mickey Mouse, and a man who changed the face of American culture. After years of research, with the full cooperation of the Disney family and access to private papers and letters, Bob Thomas produced the definitive biography of the man behind the legend--the unschooled cartoonist from Kansas City who went bankrupt on his first movie venture but became the genius who produced unmatched works of animation. Complete with a rare collection of photographs, Bob Thomas' biography is a fascinating and inspirational work that captures the spirit of Walt Disney.

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

Oct 9, 2007 - by Neal Gabler  -  Paperback $17.27

 

The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.

Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi. In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life.

Who Was Walt Disney?

Apr 16, 2009  - by Whitney Stewart and Nancy Harrison - Paperback $4.40

 

Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family?s white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.This book is not authorized, licensed or endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or any affiliate.

How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life

Aug 1, 2004 - by Pat Williams and Jim Denney  -  Paperback $10.19

 

An inspiring biography of one of the most influential and beloved figures of the 21st century, based on more than a thousand interviews.

"I've read every book that has ever been written about Walt Disney, going back to some that were published in the 1930s. [How to Be Like Walt] is by far the most enjoyable to read of them all!"
Tim O'Day, Disney Scholar
"How to Be Like Walt is a fitting tribute to Walt's memory and an important contribution to the Disney legacy . . . Now more than ever, we need people with the qualities Walt had: optimism, imagination, creativity, leadership, integrity, courage, boldness, perseverance, commitment to excellence........

 

 

Who Was Walt Disney?

 

How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life

 

The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told

 

The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told

Dec 13, 2012  -  by Jim Korkis and Bob McLain

 

Quotable Walt Disney (Disney Editions)

Quotable Walt Disney (Disney Editions Deluxe)

Apr 23, 2001  - by Disney Book Group

 

Walt Disney's animated characters moved across the silver screen with the grace of fine actors. His vision revolutionized everything from television to theme parks. But this book is perhaps the preeminent aspect of his legacy - his philosophies and his dreams. Each anecdote lends sometimes simple, sometimes profound observations on life and all of its triumphs and defeats.

The quotes in this charming volume range from the well known to the obscure. Within the pages of Quotable Walt Disney are anecdotes that not only teach important lessons but also illuminate one of America's greatest creative geniuses. It is the perfect book to uplift, enlighten, and inspire.

 

 

Biography of Walt Disney: The Inspirational Life Story of Walt Disney - The Man Behind "Disneyland"

Walt Disney: His Life in Pictures

Sep 29, 2009  - by Diane Miller

When Walt Disney's desire to become an artist led to experimentations in theatrical animation, he changed the face of family entertainment forever. This pictorial biography is a fascinating visual tour through the life of the man whose name is synonymous with magic--from the start of his risky animation business to the incarnation of Mickey Mouse to the debut of the first feature-length animation film and on into other creative breakthroughs in family entertainment. Photos.

 

 

The Art of Walt Disney:

From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms and Beyond

Walt Disney: His Life in Pictures

The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms and Beyond

Oct 1, 2011 -  by Christopher Finch and John Lasseter

First published in 1973, The Art of Walt Disney is one of the most successful and influential illustrated art books on American popular culture ever published. This book was the first to reveal the wealth of concept art, animation drawings, and archival material created in the course of animating films. In this newly revised edition, author Christopher Finch has thoroughly reworked every chapter to incorporate the vast achievements of The Walt Disney Company in filmmaking, theater, and theme parks, from Walt’s day to the present, including all-new exciting chapters on Pixar Animation Studio and Walt Disney Animation along with extensive interviews with their chief creative officer, John Lasseter, and president, Ed Catmull. Offering hundreds of new images and unparalleled access to leading filmmakers and artists at The Walt Disney Company, The Art of Walt Disney will once again capture the imaginations of animation fans young and old.

Praise for The Art of Walt Disney:

“Every student of art should own and study this book.” —Georgia Times-Union

 

 

Biography of Walt Disney: The Inspirational Life Story of Walt Disney - The Man Behind "Disneyland" (Biographies...

Mar 25, 2014 - by Steve Walters

 

Walt Disney:

Hollywood's Dark Prince

by Marc Eliot

The Art of Walt Disney:

From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms and Beyond

The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life

by Steven Watts

The Animated Man:

A Life of Walt Disney

by Michael Barrier

 

This book (the first "unauthorized" Walt biography) is a little different from the others, in that it emphasizes Walt's "dark" side, with stories about him being an FBI informant (really!), Walt's rumored impotence on his wedding night, his supposed selfishness with credit for work, and so forth. I wouldn't call this book "fair and balanced," but it's definitely a captivating read.

Inside the Dream

by Richard Greene, Katherine Greene

Larger than life, Disney has become synonymous with brilliant animation and magnificent theme parks. But what about the man himself? In this collection of remembrances, more than one hundred people recall the ways their lives were touched by this complex, remarkable man: animators who trained under him; directors inspired by his vision; actors who sought him out for advice and support; and family members who knew him best of all. There are many revealing insights about a man whose energy and imagination sparked a million ideas.

First published in 1973, The Art of Walt Disney is one of the most successful and influential illustrated art books on American popular culture ever published. This book was the first to reveal the wealth of concept art, animation drawings, and archival material created in the course of animating films. In this newly revised edition, author Christopher Finch has thoroughly reworked every chapter to incorporate the vast achievements of The Walt Disney Company in filmmaking, theater, and theme parks, from Walt’s day to the present, including all-new exciting chapters on Pixar Animation Studio and Walt Disney Animation along with extensive interviews with their chief creative officer, John Lasseter, and president, Ed Catmull. Offering hundreds of new images and unparalleled access to leading filmmakers and artists at The Walt Disney Company, The Art of Walt Disney will once again capture the imaginations of animation fans young and old.

The author draws upon his own extensive interviews — shortly after Walt passed away, Barrier interviewed over 150 people who worked with him, and compiled his research into this comprehensive biography.

 

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was one of the most significant creative forces of the twentieth century, a man who made a lasting impact on the art of the animated film, the history of American business, and the evolution of twentieth-century American culture. He was both a creative visionary and a dynamic entrepreneur, roles whose demands he often could not reconcile.

Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney

by Ray Bradbury, edited by Howard E. Green, Amy Boothe Green

A stunning, elaborately illustrated biography of the man who had an immeasurable impact upon American culture. This timely biography, told through the captivating and vivid words of those who knew, and studied Walt Disney, provides the most revelatory protrait to date of the man who has become an icon of American culture. More than 70 men and women were interviewed, including friends, employees, and historians, adversaries and rivals, and, most especially, family members, who add a special "private" contest to a very public work.

The Magic Kingdom sheds new light on the cultural icon of "Uncle Walt."  Watts digs deeply into Disney's private life, investigating his roles as husband, father, and brother and providing fresh insight into his peculiar psyche-his genuine folksiness and warmth, his domineering treatment of colleagues and friends, his deepest prejudices and passions.  Full of colorful sketches of daily life at the Disney Studio and tales about the creation of Disneyland and Disney World, The Magic Kingdom offers a definitive view of one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century.

 

Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow:

Walt Disney and Technology Paperback – May 24, 2015

by Christian Moran (Author), Bob McLain (Editor), Rolly Crump (Commentary), Bob Gurr (Commentary)

Walt Disney is well-known for animation, theme parks, and Mickey Mouse. But his real passion was technology, and how he could use it to shape a better, prosperous, peaceful future for everyone.

From Walt's start in the 1920s as a struggling cartoonist to his unrealized dream of EPCOT, documentary filmmaker Christian Moran tells the amazing story of how technology created by Walt and the Disney Studio entertained and changed the world.

With lengthy recollections from Rolly Crump and Bob Gurr about their many years working for Walt, along with analyses from Disney historians Jim Korkis and Sam Gennawey, and animation historian Dr. Maureen Furniss, Ph.D., this book adaptation of Moran's forthcoming film, Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, features:

 

  • A new perspective on the life of Walt Disney, focusing on the technology he pioneered to make his magic happen

  • How Walt used the Silly Symphonies as a "research and development" tool

  • Walt's reluctance to build "Disneyland East", and why EPCOT was to be his crowning achievement

  • Exclusive stories from Bob Gurr and Rolly Crump about Walt's robotics, Disneyland, Autopia, the 1964 World's Fair, and much more

 

Find out how Walt Disney shaped the future while entertaining the masses, and then catch the film when it's released in 2015.