Thursday, January 14, 2021

This just in from Imagineer Chris Runco whom I interviewed recently for a future volume of Walt's People:

[Just wanted to let you know I did a podcast interview recently about the development of Star Tours, and particularly the design of the pilot, RX-24. It was for]

Not to be missed.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

 I missed the release of this book last year. I discovered it yesterday and ordered a copy today.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Some very interesting books will be released this year by Chronicle Books:

- The Art of Raya and the Last Dragon on March 16, 2021

- The Art of Luca in May 2021

- The Art of Alice and Martin Provensen in July 2021 (not about their Disney work but still clearly Disney-related)

Monday, January 04, 2021

The second book I discovered over the past few weeks over the past few days is the upcoming The Art of Aaron Blaise. It looks as if the book will feature some of Aaron's Disney concept pieces, which is exciting. I have no more details than what is included in the pre-order page.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Happy New Year to all of you!

2021 started with the discovery of two new books: One released at the end of last year, the second one upcoming.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out a few days ago that Lou Mongello has released some of his interviews with Disney legends in book form and I immediately picked up a copy. 

I was not disappointed. If you like Walt's People, this new book is for you. It contains interviews with Ralph Kent, George McGinnis, Alice Davis, Dave Smith, Julie Andrews, Richard Sherman, Charles Ridgway, Marty Sklar, Bill "Sully" Sullivan, Tom Nabbe, Al Konetzni, and Lonnie Burr.

I can't wait for Volume 2!

You will have to wait till tomorrow to read about the second book I just discovered.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

I just received my holiday gift. It is pure delight. Here is what I was able to learn about this little gem:

This book was given to all employees at Disney Feature Animation during the time they were making The Princess and the Frog, around 2008/2009. It's a compilation of the caricature show they had once a year. Ed Catmull and John wanted to publish it. Tamara Khalaf designed and curated it. John Musker wrote the foreword.

Apologies for the bad photos below. They are just meant to give you an idea of the content.