Friday, February 27, 2015

Excellent review of A Mickey Mouse Reader has just been released on MiceChat.

The new issue of Disney Twenty-Three has been released. A few good articles in there, as always, including one about the building of the Burbank studio. (The magazine is only available to active D23 members).

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A book which is now available for pre-order on Amazon is One Little Spark: Mickey's Ten Commandments and the Road to Imagineering by Marty Sklar. I am really hoping that it will be worth picking up. Sounds intriguing at this stage, at least.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If you have even just a passing interest in the history of Disneyland and Disneyland memorabilia, you have to pick up the exceptional catalog of Van Eaton's upcoming auction (weekend of February 28). This will remain a reference book for years to come.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I just realized that the latest issue of the Carl Bark Fan Club Pictorial is out. I will pick up my copy very soon. It contains various articles by Michael Barrier, which makes it even more exciting.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Walt's People - Volume 2 has just been re-released by Theme Park Press, which allowed Bob McLain and I to remove all the typos that had crept into the original Xlibris edition.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Intriguing new book which will be released later this year. Could be extremely interesting.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Great magazine cover from Brazil, seen on ebay recently (August 19, 1941).

Great article by John Canemaker on CartoonBrew. Not to be missed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Courtesy of Gunnar Andreassen is the cover of this English magazine which he just picked up on ebay.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Great 1945 Xmas card from Disney director George "Nick" Nichols found on ebay last week. An interview with Nichols will be released in Walt's People - Volume 16.

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Wish Your Heart Makes: From the Grimm Brothers' Aschenputtel to Disney's Cinderella, Charles Solomon's new book about the making of the 1950 animated feature and the new live-action feature has just been released.

If you bought Charles' book about Sleeping Beauty, last year, you know what to expect: a very readable volume which contains some interesting information, but not a book that has the depth of the masterpieces by JB Kaufman, John Canemaker or Michael Barrier.

In all cases, from my standpoint, three recently discovered character designs which are featured in the book would in themselves justify the purchase.

And will always remain grateful to Charles Solomon, since his book The Disney That Never Was remains the book that I most often come back to, day after day, year after year.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Great essay by Garry Apgar on Mark Sonntag's website. Not to be missed!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Good news for the French readers of this blog: the Marc Davis book is now available in my maternal language :-)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

The upcoming Heritage Auction, The Art of Laika is not really Disney-related, but some of you will want to know about it since it does contain a section focused on The Art of Brenda White from the collection of Disney Legen Bo Boyd.