Monday, August 19, 2019

I thought you would all enjoy those drawings by Virgil Partch about the early days of his Disney career, courtesy of Richard Shaw, Lucas Seastrom and Jenna Benton.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

R.I.P. Richard Williams (1933 - 2019).

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Several Hyperion Historical Alliance members will be giving presentations on the Disney Archives stage during the D23 Expo.

Here is the schedule for just a few of those presentations:

Laurie Algar will talk about her father James Algar on Friday, August 23 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM.

Paula Sigman-Lowery, Mindy Johnson and myself will be presenting the work of the HHA and some of its most exciting discoveries on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM.

JB Kaufman will discuss the making of Fun and Fancy Free on Saturday, August 24 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM.

Jeremy Marx will talk about Ken Anderson's 1957 Haunted House on Saturday, August 24 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM.

Stacia Martin will present about vintage vinyl recordings on Sunday, August 25 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM.

Todd James Pierce and Joe Campana will discuss Disneyland '59 on Sunday, August 25 from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.

Monday, August 12, 2019


If you are not planning to attend D23 Expo, you can now pre-order "The Making of Walt Disney's Fun and Fancy Free" monograph at this link. Stuart Ng Books ship abroad too.

For those of you who will attend the D23 Expo: During D23 Expo, on the Hyperion Historical Alliance / Ryman Arts booth at the D23 Emporium in Hall A we are organizing autograph sessions.

A limited number of The Making of Walt Disney's Fun and Fancy Free monograph will be available for sale, as well as a limited number of 2019 HHA Annual and a very limited number of the 5th volume of They Drew as They Pleased.

Here is the schedule of the autograph sessions on the booth:


Didier Ghez: 3:00PM to 4:00PM
JB Kaufman: 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Todd James Pierce and Didier Ghez: 11:30PM to 12:30PM
JB Kaufman: 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Didier Ghez: 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Mindy Johnson: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Todd James Pierce and Didier Ghez: 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Mindy Johnson: 2:00PM to 3:00PM
JB Kaufman: 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Didier Ghez: 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Please spread the word.

Please note that only the new Fun and Fancy Free monograph, the 2019 HHA Annual and the 5th volume of They Drew as They Pleased will be sold on the booth. For all other publications that you want the authors to sign, please bring your own books.

Friday, August 09, 2019

As you probably know by now, I have always been fascinated by Disney's abandoned projects, so I can't wait to read Jim Korkis' new book!

Thursday, August 08, 2019

This just in from Are Myklebust:

[On a trip to London two weeks ago I came across this book.

It is one of many books (or booklets) made by BFI (British Film Institute) about classic and important films through the history. 

Not the best book about Snow White, but interesting enough, and with some – at least for me – new information.]

Wednesday, August 07, 2019


As the D23 Expo is getting closer, I will be posting a few important reminders, starting with this one.

As you know, a few months ago an official non-profit association dedicated to the preservation of Disney History, the Hyperion Historical Alliance (HHA), released its first publication, the 2019 Hyperion Historical Alliance Annual. I serve as president of the HHA.

I am glad to announce that the HHA is now ready to launch its hard-cover monograph series.

The first volume in the series will be released in exclusivity at D23 Expo (it will become available on and at a month later). This first monograph is a hard-cover, 148-page-long, full-color, heavily-illustrated publication written by JB Kaufman about The Making of Walt Disney's Fun and Fancy Free and released with the authorization of The Walt Disney Company. You are seeing its cover for the very first time!

Most of the illustrations that this monograph contains have never been seen before in book form. I have a feeling that most of you will be blown away by it. And at $30, we have kept the cost very low (this is the beauty of being a non-profit).

It took close to ten years to make this monograph project a reality. This is really a major achievement.

The HHA will have a booth at D23 Expo, shared with Ryman Arts. The first monograph as well as the 2019 Annual will be available for all of you to purchase on the booth. Only a few limited copies will be available at the Expo.

There is a lot more to share regarding HHA's presence at the Expo, by the way: our members will give talks on the Disney Archives stage, we are planning some autograph sessions at the booth, etc.

I will mention all of this in upcoming announcements.

In the meantime, just remember: The booth is the Hyperion Historical Alliance / Ryman Arts booth at the D23 Emporium in Hall A and if you want to support the HHA and its efforts or keep updated about future publications, check out More soon.