Walt Disney Book
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Walt Disney


  • Author : Neal Gabler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 851
  • ISBN : 9780679757474

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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.

Walt Disney  An American Original Book

Walt Disney An American Original


  • Author : Bob Thomas
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Date : 2017-12-05
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 9781368027182

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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.

Who Was Walt Disney  Book
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Who Was Walt Disney


  • Author : Whitney Stewart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2009-04-16
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781101046302

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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.

Walt Disney Book

Walt Disney


  • Author : Emma E. Haldy
  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Date : 2016-08-01
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9781634711234

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The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Walt Disney in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Walt Disney s Missouri Book

Walt Disney s Missouri


  • Author : Brian Burnes
  • Publisher : Kansas City Star Books
  • Date : 2002
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780971708068

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The range of Walt Disney's accomplishments is remarkable. He is considered the most successful filmmaker in history. He won 32 Academy Awards, far more than those of any other filmmaker. He revolutionized the amusement park and resort industries, and his theme parks have been praised as among the most outstanding urban designs in the United States. As Ward Kimball, one of Walt Disney's most prominent animators, once said, "At the bottom line Walt was a down-to-earth farmer's son who just happened to be a genius." Walt Disney spent his formative years in Missouri. Some of the direct influences of these years on his career are documented in this book. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," the first feature-length animated film to be produced, was inspired by a black-and-white, live-action silent film version of "Snow White" that he viewed as a teen-ager in Kansas City. A theatrical production of "Peter Pan" that he saw as a child in Marceline, Mo., led to his own animated version of the story. Born in Chicago in December 1901, he moved with his family to a farm near Marceline, where he lived from ages 4 to 9. "To tell the truth," Walt Disney once wrote, "more things of importance happened to me in Marceline than have happened since--or are likely to in the future." The town of Marceline was the inspiration for many features of future Disney theme parks, and the pastoral setting he lived in there is also reflected in many of his films. Except for a couple of years spent in Chicago and France, Disney lived in Kansas City from 1911 to 1923. During his years in Kansas City he learned the discipline that would enable him to persevere and prevail through the many hardships he experienced as a struggling filmmaker. It was in Kansas City that he trained to become a commercial artist and an animator, and Kansas City was the location of his first film production studio, Laugh-O-gram Films. Walt Disney's Missouri not only tells the story of the young Disney growing up, but it also

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Walt Disney


  • Author : Louise Krasniewicz
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2010
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9780313358302

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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 Book

Walt Disney


  • Author : Hourly History
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Date : 2018-02-07
  • Category :
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1985114178

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Walt Disney The name Disney is celebrated throughout the world because of its association with blockbuster animated films and most especially iconic cartoon characters. Just about everyone on the planet, regardless of time, place, or culture, has at one time or another become acquainted with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and everybody's favorite anthropomorphic dog, Goofy. These are the characters that we know and love. Inside you will read about... - Humble Beginnings - Serving in World War I - Disney, Iwerks, and Innovation - The Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse - The Road to Success - Disney During World War II And much more! In recent years Disney has become set to become even larger by adopting a new host of characters from George Lucas' Star Wars franchise. It seems that the name Disney, even 50 some years after Walt Disney's death, is destined to get even bigger. But as much as we can associate the name Disney with these incredible films, it is amazing how little most people know about Walt Disney himself. Few know of Disney's humble upbringing in rural America, learning to draw farm animals and flowers. Very few know the origin of Mickey Mouse, and even fewer know of the role that Donald Duck played during the war effort of World War II. Come along as we present to you a tale just as fascinating as any plot sequence to have ever graced Walt Disney's storyboard.

Walt Disney s Railroad Story Book
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Walt Disney s Railroad Story


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Carolwood Pacific LLC
  • Date :
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9780975858424

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Inspiring Walt Disney  The Animation of French Decorative Arts Book

Inspiring Walt Disney The Animation of French Decorative Arts


  • Author : Wolf Burchard
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Date : 2021-12-06
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781588397416

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Pink castles, talking sofas, and objects coming to life: what may sound like the fantasies of Hollywood dream-maker Walt Disney were in fact the figments of the colorful salons of Rococo Paris. Exploring the novel use of French motifs in Disney films and theme parks, this publication features forty works of eighteenth-century European design—from tapestries and furniture to Boulle clocks and Sèvres porcelain—alongside 150 Disney film stills, drawings, and other works on paper. The text connects these art forms through a shared dedication to craftsmanship and highlights references to European art in Disney films, including nods to Gothic Revival architecture in Cinderella (1950);bejeweled, medieval manuscripts in Sleeping Beauty (1959); and Rococo-inspired furnishings and objects brought to life in Beauty and the Beast (1991). Bridging fact and fantasy, this book draws remarkable new parallels between Disney’s magical creations and their artistic inspirations.

Walt Disney and the Quest for Community Book

Walt Disney and the Quest for Community


  • Author : Steve Mannheim
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2016-02-24
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781317000587

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During the final months of his life, Walt Disney was consumed with the world-wide problems of cities. His development concept at the time of his death on December 15th, 1966 would be his team’s conceptual response to the ills of the inner cities and the sprawl of the megalopolis: the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or, as it became known, EPCOT. This beautifully written, instantly engrossing volume focuses on the original concept of EPCOT, which was conceived by Disney as an experimental community of about 20,000 people on the Disney World property in central Florida. With its radial plan, 50-acre town center enclosed by a dome, themed international shopping area, greenbelt, high-density apartments, satellite communities, monorail and underground roads, the original EPCOT plan is reminiscent of post-war Stockholm and the British New Towns, as well as today's transit-oriented development theory. Unfortunately, Disney himself did not live long enough to witness the realization of his model city. However, EPCOT's evolution into projects such as the EPCOT Center and the town of Celebration displays a remarkable commitment by the Disney organization to the original EPCOT philosophy, one which continues to have relevance in the fields of planning and development.

The Walt Disney Family Museum Book

The Walt Disney Family Museum


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2006
  • Category : Environmental impact analysis
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : UCBK:C099637472

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Walt Disney Book
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Walt Disney


  • Author : Martin Gitlin
  • Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
  • Date : 2010-09-01
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781617852480

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This title examines the remarkable life of Walt Disney. Readers will learn about his family background, childhood, and education, as well as his career as a cartoonist and business owner and his famous works. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.

A Portrait of Walt Disney World Book

A Portrait of Walt Disney World


  • Author : Kevin Kern
  • Publisher : Disney Editions
  • Date : 2021-09-28
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1368052843

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This expansive, must-have coffee table book paints a robust portrait of the Walt Disney World Resort, across half a century, through diverse and vibrant voices and mostly unseen Disney theme park concept art and photographs. Walt Disney's vision for the Florida Project begins with Disneyland and the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. After an imaginative and expansive design, a unique land acquisition process, and an innovative construction period, the Walt Disney World Resort celebrated its Grand Opening in October 1971. It featured a theme park dubbed the Magic Kingdom and three recreational resorts: Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village, and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. As Walt Disney World consistently grew and further evolved through the five decades that followed, certain themes reverberated: an appreciation for nostalgia, a joy for fantasy, a hunger for discovery, and an unending hope for a better tomorrow. Inspirational and memorable theme parks, water parks, sports arenas, recreational water sports, world-class golf courses, vast shopping villages, and a transportation network unlike any other in the world resulted in fun, festive, and familiar characters, traditions, spectacles, merchandise, and so much more. The resort has come to represent the pulse of American leisure and has served as a backdrop for life's milestones both big and small, public and private. Walt Disney World: A Portrait of the First Half Century serves as a treasure trove for vacationers, students of hospitality, artists, and all Disney collectors. Searching for that perfect gift for the Disney theme park fan in your life? Explore more archival-quality books from Disney Editions: Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme P

Walt Disney Book

Walt Disney


  • Author : Walt Disney
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2006
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 157806712X

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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 Imagineering Book
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Walt Disney Imagineering


  • Author : The Imagineers
  • Publisher : Hyperion Books
  • Date : 1998-10-07
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : UOM:39015059260409

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Describes how Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris were created