Walt Disney


  • Author : Neal Gabler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 0679757473
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.

Who Was Walt Disney?


  • Author : Whitney Stewart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780448450520
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.

Walt Disney


  • Author : Louise Krasniewicz
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 0313358303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.

Walt Disney: An American Original


  • Author : Bob Thomas
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release : 2017-12-05
  • ISBN : 1368027180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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


  • Author : Walt Disney
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9781578067138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Compiles interviews and profiles of Walt Disney from the late 1920s to the late 1960s, tracing his entire career and revealing how he viewed his works as shapers of popular culture.

Walt Disney


  • Author : June Preszler
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780736822268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A biography of the well-known animator, moviemaker, and theme park creator whose technological advancements gave us Mickey Mouse and Disneyland.

The Animated Man


  • Author : Michael Barrier
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2007-04-30
  • ISBN : 0520941667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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. In his compelling new biography, noted animation historian Michael Barrier avoids the well-traveled paths of previous biographers, who have tended to portray a blemish-free Disney or to indulge in lurid speculation. Instead, he takes the full measure of the man in his many aspects. A consummate storyteller, Barrier describes how Disney transformed himself from Midwestern farm boy to scrambling young businessman to pioneering artist and, finally, to entrepreneur on a grand scale. Barrier describes in absorbing detail how Disney synchronized sound with animation in Steamboat Willie; created in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs sympathetic cartoon characters whose appeal rivaled that of the best live-action performers; grasped television’s true potential as an unparalleled promotional device; and—not least—parlayed a backyard railroad into the Disneyland juggernaut. Based on decades of painstaking research in the Disney studio’s archives and dozens of public and private archives in the United States and Europe, The Animated Man offers freshly documented and illuminating accounts of Disney’s childhood and young adulthood in rural Missouri and Kansas City. It sheds new light on such crucial episodes in Disney’s life as the devastating 1941 strike at his studio, when his ambitions as artist and entrepreneur first came into serious conflict. Beginning in 1969, two and a half years after Disney’s death, Barrier recorded long interviews with more than 150 people who worked alongside Disney, some as early as 1922. Now almost all deceased, only a few were ever interviewed for other books. Barrier juxtaposes Disney’s own recollections against the memories of those other players to great effect. What emerges is a portrait of Walt Disney as a flawed but fascinating artist, one whose imaginative leaps allowed him to vault ahead of the competition and produce work that even today commands the attention of audiences worldwide.

Walt Disney


  • Author : Diane Disney Miller
  • Publisher : Disney Press
  • Release : 2009-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781423121053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Walt Disney is undoubtably one of the most influential figures in American history. What child doesn't grow up watching Disney films and reading Disney stories? With Walt Disney: His Life in Pictures, kids can learn about the man behind the mouse. They'll learn that Walt came from very humble beginnings, growing up on a farm in Marceline, Missouri. The informative and approachable narrative details Walt's service in World War I, his early ambitions to be an animator, and the creation of Mickey Mouse. From there, the story chronicles Walt's major film developments, including Snow White and Bambi, and the genesis of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The book is heavily illustrated throughout with character art and photos of Walt. The text is also augmented by quotes from Walt himself, which makes it seem as though he's telling his own story. Aspiring animators, Disney fans, and dreamers of all kinds will be inspired by Walt's ambitions and achievements.

Walt Disney


  • Author : Shashi Ambaru
  • Publisher : Prodigy Books, an Imprint of New Horizon Media
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 8183689191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

"The great American film maker Walt Disney holds the record for the most Oscar awards won. His honours include the Legion d'Honneur in France, a special medal in 1935 from the League of Nations for creating Mickey Mouse, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 and an honoured place in the California Hall of Fame. He even had a minor planet named after him 4017 Disneya! Read the exciting story of the man who created Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and many unforgettable movies based on fairytales. "

Magic Journey


  • Author : Kevin Rafferty
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release : 2019-09-10
  • ISBN : 1368045146
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A forty-year storied career—beginning in the dish room at the Plaza Inn in Disneyland, Kevin Rafferty has conceived, designed, written, and overseen the creation of some of the Disney parks most memorable attractions including Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, Cars Land, Toy Story Mania, Test Track, Tower of Terror, MuppetVision, and many others.including the first-ever Mickey and Minnie Mouse attraction set to debut at Walt Disney World in 2019. For a young man who began studying for the priesthood at a seminary, the journey to halls of Imagineering has truly been a magical one. A master storyteller, Kevin chronicles his unimaginable career with great humor, honesty, and heart.