Monday, January 31, 2022

Jim Cora's autobiography has just been released. 

If you are interested in the history of the Disney parks and Imagineering and have not picked it up yet, you really should. 

This is one of the most important Disney history books released over the past few years. A "must-have" if there is one.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Looking forward to the new auction at Heritage.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

I just received the below email from my friend Jim Hollifield about the exhibition catalog "Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of CalArts." Jim mentions:

[It's a thick publication, an exhibition catalog about the institution's history. There's a substantial chapter about the founding of Cal Arts and the Disney family's connection. See this image in the Amazon previews. Much of the publication focuses on artwork created by alumni and students; however, this particular chapter was worth the purchase.]

I just ordered a copy. 


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

A few years ago, I had had the pleasure of picking up Volume 1 of Edward Bergen's publication, The Pictorial Story of Walt Disney's First Superstar: Mickey Mouse and loved it. In it, Edward presents treasures of his collection of Mickey Mouse memorabilia from the 1930s with some good amount of context. And his collection is truly outstanding.

I was excited to discover this weekend that both Volume 2 and Volume 3 had just been released. I got them yesterday and can confirm that they are even better than the first volume.


Monday, January 24, 2022

This weekend, I had the pleasure of receiving three Disney-related books by author Mike Fox: "The Hidden Secrets & Stories of Disneyland," "The Hidden Secrets & Stories of Walt Disney World," and "Disneyland In-Depth." 

I was delighted by all three books, which are full of details about the Disney parks that I was not aware of. About half of the information contained in the books was new to me.

Mike shared that he had interviewed several Imagineers for "Disneyland In-Depth." He made very good use of the information he collected. Way to go Mike!


Thursday, January 13, 2022

I am very sad to report that historian Dana Gabbard, editor and publisher of The Duckburg Times, just passed away. It is a dark day for Disney history.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

I just ordered this new book.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 Looking forward to Heritage's next Disney auction!

Monday, January 10, 2022

I was interviewed recently on the Ink and Paint podcast about the making of the They Drew as They Pleased -- The Hidden Art of Disney book series. The interview has just been released.

Friday, January 07, 2022

A new edition of the Poster Art of the Disney Parks book is now available for pre-order on Amazon. It contains an additional 100 posters. (Thanks to David Peake for the heads up about this.)

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The Art of Turning Red is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

A new Disney artbook has been announced on Amazon: "Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara: The Stories. The Influence. The Legacy." by Emily Zemler. Could be interesting.

(Note: The above illustration is linked to the lost Disney Aida project and is just here to catch your attention.)