Wednesday, March 31, 2021


In 2013, Are Myklebust and Jan Stale Engaas wrote a great book about the history of Disney in Norway (which they updated a few years later). That same year Jukka Vesterinen released a similar book about Disney in Finland.

The question is: who will do the same in Denmark and especially in Sweden? 

The history of Disney in Sweden in the 1930s is particularly rich, with one of the best Mickey Mouse magazines (Musse Pigg Tidningen) released in that country.

Are there any Swedish Disney historians or early-Disneyana collectors reading this? If so, could you please email me at I have some ideas about how to approach the research, but you need to be based in Sweden (ideally in Stockholm) to get access to the proper resources.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Found in the French magazine Candide, dated September 12, 1935: "Are we mice or men?"

Friday, March 26, 2021

 Interesting auction happening soon at Heritage Auctions. Check out the catalog here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

So, in the end the documents I am trying to access are neither in Melbourne nor in Canberra, but in Sydney! Any volunteer there?

Recently, I have been conducting some research about the early days of Disney in Australia.
Is one of you based in Sydney and willing to conduct some specific research at the National Library of Australia?
If so, could you please email me at Thanks in advance!
[NOTE: I mistakenly asked for a volunteer in Melbourne initially, which was an unfortunate mistake.]

I loved Marcy Carriker Smothers' first book. I can't wait to read this upcoming one.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Great news! Walt's People - Volume 25 has just been released.

It features appearances by Wilfred Haughton, Basil Reynolds, William Norris Dakin, John Rose, Maurice Noble, John Lounsbery, Tim Considine, David Stollery, John Mansbridge, Roger Broggie, John Hence, Candace Lavin, Eddie Sotto, and Jim Tadevic.

Monday, March 15, 2021

I was conducting some research this weekend and stumbled upon this never-seen-before photo of Walt shot in the Summer on 1935 in Paris. The man on the right is journalist Pierre Ogouz.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

When we finally get the vaccine and when things start going back to normal, my wife and I are hoping to start traveling again. The first destination on our list is Indonesia.

No wonder I loved Chronicle Books' new volume about The Art of Raya and the Last Dragon.

I have not watched the movie yet, but looking at the concept pieces in this book I am getting really excited about what awaits.

And I just realized that I am more in love than ever with the art of Paul Felix and Brittney Lee.

I am glad to own this book and very much looking forward to watching the movie.

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

This just in from my good friend and fellow animation historian Darrell Van Citters:

[It’s not {directly} Disney related but in case there’s anyone in HHA that’s interested, my book, The Art of Jay Ward Productions, is back in print, this time in softcover.  As with the last one, available online only.  For some reason, it seems thicker and heavier than the hardcover so it could be used to prop up a chair, as a weapon or to help kids sit at the right height at an adult table.  Or you could read it.]

Monday, March 08, 2021

Not sure what this new publication is worth but it looks very interesting. I will get my copy very soon.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

And to conclude our pre-WWII unauthorized series from Japan, here are a few more items that I spotted online and that you may enjoy.


Monday, March 01, 2021

One last batch of pre-WWII Japanese postcards for your enjoyment.