Thursday, February 25, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
[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.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Walt's Disneyland - A Walk in the Park with Walt Disney (October 2021)
Walt Disney World: A Portrait of the First Half Century by Kevin M. Kern, Tim O'Day, Stacy Shoff, Steven Vagnini (September 2021)
Not Just a Walk in the Park - The Creation of Disney's Global Resorts by Jim Cora (November 2021)
[The never-before-told, behind-the-scenes story of Disney’s pioneering and triumphant global theme park and resort expansion.
On June 16, 2016, Shanghai Disneyland Park, located in Pudong, Shanghai, opened to great fanfare and acclaim. Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger called the world's twelfth Disney park “one of the proudest and most exciting moments in the history of The Walt Disney Company.” But a short three decades before, there were only two Disney parks—both in the U.S. How this unique entertainment enterprise expanded and was embraced all around the world is one of the most ambitious and successful, but little-documented aspects of The Walt Disney Company’s history.
Leading that pioneering and influential initiative was a fascinating man who, like Walt Disney himself, was the right combination of experience, enterprise, curiosity, and cultural complement at just the right time and place: Disney Legend Jim Cora. Part memoir, part cultural history, part documentary—and always fascinating, revealing, candid, and frequently humorous—Not Just a Walk in the Park: The Creation of Disney’s Global Resorts is the first-ever documentation of Disney’s rise as a worldwide powerhouse in destination recreation and cultural export; and the circumstances, events, and individuals who brought it all to life.
Filled with remarkable information, insight, anecdotes, and reflections of places, people, projects, problems, and ultimate successes, this is a one-of-a-kind recollection of a previously unknown aspect of the wide, wonderful world of Disney and how it got that way.]
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Monday, February 08, 2021
While doing so, I stumbled upon these unauthorized publications from the 1930s.
Are there any Japanese speakers reading this post? I would love to get help to locate some of those rare books. There is especially one from 1934 that I am dying to find and buy. If you are willing to try and help, could you email me at email@example.com?
Sunday, February 07, 2021
I was editing an interview with Disney director Jeff Blyth by Todd James Pierce this weekend and, when conducting some additional research, I stumbled upon this video that I believe many of you will enjoy.
Friday, February 05, 2021
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
This just in:
[Ken Kebow (producer of Rolly's "The Whimsical Imagineer") here. I hope this finds you and your family safe and well during these challenging times.
I thought your audiences and readers would be interested to know that we are making "A Walk in the Park", Rolly's audio tour of Disneyland, available to listen to for free for the entire month of February 2021! Rolly used to actually give walking tours of the Park many years ago and his stories and observations in "A Walk in the Park" are one-of-a-kind and unforgettable. And told in a way that only Rolly Crump can do!
Here is a Vimeo link to the audio file:
Password: CRUMP2021 ]