Tuesday, October 09, 2018

I am curious about this upcoming book, which seems to include at least one section about Disney animation in Australia...

Monday, October 08, 2018

This just in from Theme Park Press about Jim Korkis' new book:

[Mickey Mouse! This Is Your Life...

In this one-of-a-kind "biography," Disney historian Jim Korkis chronicles the animated life of Mickey Mouse, from his birth on a train to proud parents Walt and Lillian Disney, to his upcoming 90th birthday bash. It's the full and complete story of Disney's forever-young mouse.

Most Disney fans nowadays experience Mickey as a costumed character in the theme parks. He has no TV show, no franchise of feature films. His heyday was before most of us were born. But Mickey has endured as a uniquely American symbol, and the best way to "meet" Mickey is not with an autograph book but with a fun look back at both his public and his private life.

In over 100 short chapters, Korkis covers every noteworthy event in the mouse’s life, including Mickey’s cartoon career, where he lives, whether he’s married, his suicide attempt, hidden Mickeys, the “men behind the mouse,” and much, much more.

No hype, no studio-approved narrative: it's all here, the good and the bad, the highs and the lows.


Friday, October 05, 2018

I have been waiting for this book for close to 10 years, since it was first announced by Disney Editions around 2009.

From All of Us to All of You The Disney Christmas Card by Jeff Kurtti does not disappoint: not only are all the Disney Christmas Cards from the XXth century reproduced in the book, Jeff also took the time to write short bios of some of the artists who created them. I also love some of the visual bonuses he included, especially the two Latin American Christmas designs of Donald and Panchito by Hank Porter, which I had never seen in a book before.

Way to go Jeff!  

Thursday, October 04, 2018

This huge book in Spanish about the Disney songs will be released in Spain in a few day. I have not seen it yet and therefore cannot comment on its content.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

I just received a review copy of The Art of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse by Jessica Ward.

This is by no means a "must have." It is just a very fun book.

If you own The Art of Mickey Mouse (Hyperion, 1991), The Art of the Disney Princess (Disney Editions, 2009), or The Art of Minnie Mouse (Disney Editions, 2016) you know what to expect: fun reinterpretations of Mickey Mouse by dozens of modern artists.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Great interview by John Musker and Ron Clements by Kevin Kern from the Walt Disney Archives.