Friday, June 28, 2019

I just received my own copy of My Boss, Walt, Jack Couffer's new book.

Jack Couffer was a Disney cinematographer who worked on some True-Life Adventures and on several of Disney's movies about animals.  If you have read his two previous autobiographies, you will find that this last book recounts some of the same stories, but from a different angle and with many additional details. Even more importantly, this volume is heavily illustrated with some of Jack's most impressive photos.

This is definitely a page-turner and a must have from my standpoint.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

I was very sad to hear that artist Milton Quon, who worked on Fantasia and Dumbo passed away on Tuesday. He was 105 years young.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Some important updates about They Drew as They Pleased - Volume 5:

1. It looks as if the official release date may have been pushed back to October 1, but I am still trying to clarify this. The good news is that the discount on Amazon is now up to 37%

2. If all goes according to plan, you will be able to buy the book exclusively at the D23 Expo and I will be there to autograph it. It will be sold on the Ryman Arts / Hyperion Historical Alliance booth. I will have more details soon about the booth location and the schedule of the autograph sessions.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Excellent news to start the day. Michael Barrier has just released his interviews with Maurice Noble.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Excellent graphic novel in French, just released in France, which, among other happy surprises includes a page by my good friend Mike Peraza.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

For those of you who wonder how you can order this special issue of the magazine / newsletter Manuscripts, I just got the following information:

Copies can be purchased for $7 each including postage. Paypal to or check/mo to The Manuscript Society, PO Box 13349, Overland Park, KS 66282

Monday, June 10, 2019

Look out for some exciting Disney history related announcements over the next few weeks: panels, revolutionary new publications, etc. all premiering at the 2019 D23 Expo. Some really major news soon... Stay tuned.

Friday, June 07, 2019

I just received the latest Animation Art Auction catalog from Heritage Auctions (June 15 - 16) which contains some stunning treasures, as always.

Four of the highlights are shown here:

- A huge and very rare treatment for a proposed movie featuring Mickey Mouse.
- A large set of story drawings from the Goofy short How to Play Golf.
- A wonderful promotional drawing by Hank Porter.
- An astonishing piece from Bambi by Gustaf Tenggren.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Do not miss this spectacular article by Jim Korkis on CartoonResearch. It is full of wonderful surprises.

Monday, June 03, 2019

I had not idea of the existence of this excellent book until my friend and fellow Disney historian Todd James Pierce mentioned it to me last week.