Friday, May 29, 2020

Here is another photo of Walt I had never seen before, courtesy of Fran├žois Monferran. 

This is apparently Walt at the Chingford Festival in the United Kingdom, in July 1952. More info at this link.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

While browsing through the Eisenhower Library digital collections yesterday, I stumbled upon these two photos of the first lady of Pakistan, Begum Liaquat Ali Khan, visiting the Disney Studio in May 1950. She met both Walt and director Wilfred Jackson. I had never seen those photos before.

Monday, May 25, 2020

I believe that some of you will enjoy this new podcast in which I discuss the making of the 5th volume of They Drew as They Pleased.

Friday, May 22, 2020

 Interesting photo of Walt just spotted on eBay.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Between the fact that the cover is (to say the least) unremarkable and that the title is almost the same as that of Pat Williams's previous book (How to Be like Walt) I totally missed Lead Like Walt when it was released last year.

Pat Williams's first book is excellent and I am therefore grateful to my friend and fellow Disney historian Jim Korkis for bringing this latest volume to my attention. I just ordered a copy.

Friday, May 15, 2020

I am taking a deep dive into the history of Walt's trips to Ireland in 1946, 1949, and 1959, and in the process I stumbled upon this photo that I had never seen before. It was taken in Cork, on November 30, 1946.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Some wonderful footage of Walt visiting Ireland. (Thanks to Tim O'Day for the heads up.)

Friday, May 08, 2020

I have to admit that I am very much looking forward to receiving the new issue of the Disney Twenty-Three magazine!

Thursday, May 07, 2020

An updated version of The Art of Pixar? Count me in. (Thanks to David Peake for the heads up).

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

John Musker just created this wonderful cover drawing for Walt's People - Volume 24, and I have finally integrated all the edits in the manuscript of this new volume. Which means that it should be released in just a few weeks. Some fascinating content in there! More soon.

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

David Peake just attracted my attention to the fact that Charles Solomon's upcoming book The Disney Princess: A Celebration of Art and Creativity is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Monday, May 04, 2020

This great piece of news just in from Stuart Ng:

[Good news! Our distributor in France received the shipment last week and has added The Making of Walt Disney's Fun & Fancy Free to his website.

He can ship orders anywhere in Europe or the UK for a fraction of shipping from the US.]

If you are interested in getting this fascinating monograph, order now: this is a limited edition.