Tuesday, March 02, 2021

And to conclude our pre-WWII unauthorized series from Japan, here are a few more items that I spotted online and that you may enjoy.


Monday, March 01, 2021

One last batch of pre-WWII Japanese postcards for your enjoyment.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

More of those great 1930s postcards from Japan! Apparently some of these "art deco" ones may have been drawn by artist Takahashi Shunka.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Thanks to some of you, over recent days I have become aware of the fascinating world of early Japanese Disney postcards (unauthorized). 

I will be posting some of my favorite ones over the next few days. I wish I could locate a big collector who could scan some of the originals for me.


Monday, February 22, 2021

Stephen Anderson joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1999 as a story artist on Tarzan. Following Tarzan, Anderson served as story supervisor for The Emperor's New Groove and Brother Bear. He later directed Meet the Robinsons and co-directed Winnie the Pooh.

He wrote recently on Instagram:

[Playing around with a cover idea for my book ‘Disney Inbetween’ - the story of the 20 years between Walt Disney’s death and the Eisner/Katzenberg takeover. I’ve been working on this project for a good 10 years and am happy to say that it’s in the editing phase right now. After that, it’ll be time to figure out publishing.

This is NOT final, approved cover art! Just me having fun.]

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Two more early Japanese documents found on eBay a few days ago.


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

This just in from Jeremie Noyer:

[You've been waiting for lightyears – some engaging in scientific calculations or drawing up comet plans – wanting to know when the long-awaited book will be published.

Well dear explorers, we won't make you wait any longer. We are pleased to announce “Space Mountain: From Earth to the Stars” will be available starting tomorrow!
Following in the footsteps of “Pirates of the Caribbean - A Treasure of an Attraction” and “Phantom Manor: Attraction Decrypted,” discover the history of this iconic attraction, from its origins all the way to Hyperspace Mountain, including of course From the Earth to the Moon and Mission 2.
Discover the sources of inspiration and the technological challenges that led to its creation, all richly illustrated with concepts and photos stretching over the years.
“Space Mountain: From Earth to the Stars” will be on sale for 22€ starting this Friday, February 12, at the World of Disney Store in Disney Village. As this is not a limited edition, stock will be reordered regularly.
All right, you've got the green light for take-off! Good luck in your intergalactic mission!]