Friday, April 03, 2020

A friend of mine from New York just reminded me that Edith Piaf had worked for Disney, singing the song of Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet in the French version of Make Mine Music.

Would anyone of you know how to get a hold of a high resolution version of one of the French posters of Make Mine Music? If so, could you please email me at

And here is a link to Edith Piaf singing Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This just in from Jérémie Noyer:

[I'm pleased to share with you the digital version of the book I wrote with the teams of Disneyland Paris for the French "patrimony" days last September. It's both in French and English.
DLP was kind enough to share it with a larger audience, via internet, to help keep the dream alive.
Here's the link :
Hope you'll enjoy it !]

Friday, March 27, 2020

I gave a long interview to The Book of the Mouse Club yesterday about the fifth volume of They Drew as They Pleased (the volume that was released last year).

The Podcast is now available at this link. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I could not find the photos from that lunch with Andreas Deja and Albert Uderzo. Thankfully Andreas just posted them on his blog!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Oh no! Albert Uderzo, creator of Asterix and Obelix, just passed away.

I still remember a delightful lunch in Paris with Uderzo, his daughter and son-in-law, and Disney artist Andreas Deja, who, like me, is a huge Asterix's fan (who isn't?) and who jumped at the chance of meeting Asterix's creator, who happened to be a huge Disney enthusiast.

Friday, March 20, 2020

This is not directly Disney-history related, but the game Cuphead was so inspired by Disney's Silly Symphonies, that mentioning this new book is not out of place here.

The Art of Cuphead is, by far, the best "art of" book I have seen in a long while. This is an absolute gem and a must have if you were blown away by the game's look and characters as I was.