Sunday, June 28, 2020

I just bought this book last week and noticed that it contains a few pages about the negotiations between Studio Ghibli and Disney for the distribution of Studio Ghibli's movies in the US. Hence the heads up on this blog.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Look at what showed up in the mail yesterday. With this sixth volume, the They Drew as They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney art book series is now complete.

I cannot tell you how happy this makes me feel.

I am now working on a monograph about The Origins of the True-Life Adventures that will break a lot of new ground and that I believe many of you will enjoy reading.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

I failed to get this wonderful item on eBay yesterday. Did one of you buy it? If so, would you be willing to send me a good scan? My email address is

Friday, June 19, 2020

This may not be a book about Disney, but according to its author, Sebastien Roffat, it does contain some extremely interesting Disney sections:

[In 1948 there were discussions with Jack Cutting : the French studio Les Gémeaux ask if the Walt Disney studios can help the production of the film. Bob Leffingwell and John Harburg come in Paris and give some advices to the French team. There are many letters between the Disney Studios and the les Gémeaux studios and between Wally Feignoux director of Disney France.]

I can't wait to get this book.

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Hyperion Historical Alliance is in the process of finalizing the 2020 Hyperion Historical Alliance Annual. Click on the image to get a sense of the outstanding content that we have in store for that issue.

I will let you know in a few weeks when it becomes available for purchase on Amazon.

Friday, June 12, 2020

I am really looking forward to this amazing auction next week!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

I can't wait to stream Don Hahn's new documentary, Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives when it premieres on Disney+ on June 27!

Monday, June 08, 2020

Friday, June 05, 2020

 Two marvelous pieces by Mary Blair that will be sold by Heritage Auctions in two weeks.

Thursday, June 04, 2020

The next animation art auction from Heritage Auctions on June 19 to 21 will be absolutely stunning. You can discover the catalog at this link. I will post a few highlights over the next few days, starting with this amazing David Hall, which I used on the cover of They Drew as They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years.

Monday, June 01, 2020

Walt with Louis Lumiere and Mlle. Hélène Vacaresco, President of C.I.D.A.L.C. in Paris in 1935 (See my book Disney's Grand Tour for more details). I had never seen this specific photo before.

Thanks to  François Monferran for the heads up!