Friday, September 20, 2019

This just in.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Walt's People - Volume 23 should be released around the end of October. Here are the caricatures that will appear on the cover, courtesy of John Musker.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

I am back from a quick European business trip and I have now received a copy of this new book for kids. I am really enjoying it. The author did his homework and I find the content to be almost 100% accurate (I have one minor doubt on one specific page, but it is a really small one).

Then again, who would not love a book for kids that features not just Walt but also Marty Sklar, Rolly Crump and Mary Blair among others.

A very nice gift for the holidays.


Sunday, September 08, 2019

The publisher Penguin Random House contacted me a few days ago to make me aware of the new book for kids, I Am Walt Disney. The other books in the series are a pure delight so I have a feeling this one may be too.

I will post a review and a few interior pages as soon as I get it next week. In the meantime, here is the blurb I got from the publisher:

[We are pleased to announce "I am Walt Disney," the 18th picture book in the New York Times bestselling "Ordinary People Change the World" series of biographies about heroes. This book, by best-selling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, tells the story of Walt Disney, who made dreams come true. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. This volume features Walt Disney, who makes dreams come true for himself and countless kids around the world.]

Friday, September 06, 2019

Yes, I am actually looking forward to this book...

Thursday, September 05, 2019

The second edition of Becky Cline's book The Walt Disney Studios - A Lot to Remember has just been released. It is a great book and, if you did not pick up the first edition (which was available only for a very short time two years ago), you should definitely grab this second edition.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Would one of you happen to own a copy of this rare 1943 booklet by Goodyear? I am conducting research on Disney's early educational projects and would love to get high resolution scans of this document. Please email me at didier.ghez@gmail.com if you can help.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

I have now received a physical copy of Jim Korki's new book. This is really the delightful read I was expecting. Way to go Jim!