Thursday, December 22, 2022

A few years back, while researching the fifth volume of the They Drew as They Pleased -- The Hidden Art of Disney book series, I stumbled upon the lost autobiography of Disney artist and musician Danny Alguire.

Over the past three years, jazz historian Hal Smith, myself and Lucas Seastrom (who is a Disney historian, a specialist of the Firehouse Five Plus Two and a jazz historian) have been working on getting the book into print. Lucas served as the principal editor on this project and, thanks to BearManor Media, the book has now been released, just in time for the holidays!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2022

This book has finally been released in English.

It contains a great article by my friend and fellow Disney historian Ross Care: a discussion of how the Le Sacre score was adapted, rearranged, and slightly cut for Fantasia.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

An FYI from Andreas Deja for Disney history enthusiasts in France.

Monday, December 12, 2022

I just received this wonderful new book (in Italian) about Disney comic book legend Giorgio Cavazzano. It is marvelously illustrated and is a must-have for all my Italian friends who love Disney comics.

Sunday, December 04, 2022

I realize that Made of Pen & Ink: Fleischer Studios The New York Years is not a book about Disney, but I know that many of you will want to know about its recent release. I just ordered it and will find out soon how good it is.

Friday, December 02, 2022

I can't wait for Heritage Auctions' upcoming auction in a few days. 

Two of my favorite oddball items are these two Mickey Mouse drawings attributed to Tom Wood for the unreleased Red Book magazine spread Mickey Mouse on Inflation.