Monday, March 21, 2022

 Found in the British newspaper "Nelson Leader" (Lancashire, England) dated October 14 1938.

Monday, March 14, 2022

I just established this weekend, via newly located documents, that the illustrations from the "Wind in the Willows" chapter in the book Walt Disney's Surprise Package were created by Mel Shaw.

So, this is what we know at this stage when it comes to the book's chapters:

1. Through the Picture Frame: Bianca Majolie

2. Brer Rabbit En His Satchel Uv Gold: Unknown

3. The Emperor's New Clothes: James Bodrero

4. The Little Fir Tree: Unknown

5. Lady: Almost certainly Joe Grant and Jack Miller

6. Chicken Little: Unknown

7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: David Hall

8. The Wind in the Willows: Mel Shaw

9. Peter Pan and the Pirates: Jack Miller

10. Peter and the Wolf: Probably Dick Rickard

11. The Square World: Joe Grant

12. Happy Valley: Unknown

 I am looking forward to the release of this new Italian book about Snow White...

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Drawn to Greatness: Disney's Animation Renaissance by my friend and fellow Disney historian Michael Lyons has just been released.

The book is based on interviews conducted by Michael with many of the producers, directors, animators, art directors, story artists, and executives who contributed to Disney animation's Renaissance. 

An excellent read.

Monday, March 07, 2022

Two books that could be interesting are now available for pre-order on Amazon:

- Mary Lescher, The Disney Animation Renaissance: Behind the Glass at the Florida Studio

Art of Disney published by Chronicle Books