Walt Disney

The Triumph of the American Imagination

Author: Neal Gabler

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679757473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 851

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A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.

Walt Disney

A Biography

Author: Louise Krasniewicz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313358303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

View: 2382

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.

Walt Disney

The Biography

Author: Neal Gabler

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781845136741

Category: Animators

Page: 670

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His classic films illuminated everyone’s childhood. The theme parks are on every tourist itinerary. The movie empire is one of Hollywood’s biggest. Walt Disney is one of the few men who unquestionably changed our culture. And Neal Gabler is the first author to have had complete access to the Disney Archives, enabling him to write the definitive biography of this remarkable man. Gabler charts Disney’s journey from running a fledgling studio with short cartoons featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, to the reinvention of animation with full-length films like Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi and Dumbo. Chronicling Walt’s profligacy and expansionism, as well as his obsessive perfectionism when working on the briefest of sequences in Fantasia, Gabler describes how it was left to Walt’s brother Roy to keep the business solvent. The successes speak for themselves - Disney then moved beyond animation with huge hits like Mary Poppins, and mixed utopianism and merchandising to conceive the world’s first modern theme park, Disneyland. In addition to the towering achievements, Gabler shows the dark side of Walt Disney - ruthless towards long-serving staff, cavalier with contracts, neglectful of his family – but also the vulnerability, born of loneliness and ill health, in an admirably balanced portrait.

Disney's World

Author: Leonard Mosley

Publisher: Scarborough House

ISBN: 158979656X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5229

Documents the stunning accomplishments of Disney's imaginative genius. It is not a flattering portrait. Library Journal

I Am #11: Walt Disney

Author: Grace Norwich

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545633486

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 502

I am the creator of Mickey Mouse. I am Walt Disney. As a child, I had a wild imagination and a great curiosity. As I grew up, I used those qualities to become a cartoonist. Eventually, I turned these drawings into films and began my own animation business. One of my characters, Mickey Mouse, became so popular that movie theaters sold out and I won an Academy Award. After pursuing a career as a film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur and entertainer, I added developer to my resume when I created Disneyland amusement park. I became tremendously successful and beloved by children of all ages because of my belief that even the impossible is possible. I am Walt Disney. To this day, Walt Disney's characters remain some of the most recognizable images in the world. With books, TV shows, films, and amusement parks devoted to his creations, the Walt Disney name lives on. Learn all about this remarkable man's fascinating life in Scholastic's biography series, I AM.

Walt Disney: An American Original

Author: Bob Thomas

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368027180

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 986

Walt Disney is an American hero--the creator of Mickey Mouse, and a man who changed the face of American culture. After years of research, with the full cooperation of the Disney family and access to private papers and letters, Bob Thomas produced the definitive biography of the man behind the legend--the unschooled cartoonist from Kansas City who went bankrupt on his first movie venture but became the genius who produced unmatched works of animation. Complete with a rare collection of photographs, Bob Thomas' biography is a fascinating and inspirational work that captures the spirit of Walt Disney.

Young Walt Disney

A Biography of Walt Disney's Younger Years

Author: Jennifer Warner

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1629172693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

View: 6485

Disney has become a household name, synonymous with fantastic movies, amusing characters, and the happiest place on earth. These all originated from the mind of Walter Elias Disney. It’s been said that Disney never had time for a childhood, so he spent his life trying to invent one. What was his childhood like that would lead someone to this conclusion? What led him to starting his business that is now worth billions of dollars today? Delving into Walt Disney’s background and early career can answer some of these questions and help one understand what was meant by this assertion. This short biography looks at the early life and times of Walt Disney—from his childhood to his first years in Hollywood.

The Walt Disney biography

Author: Bob Thomas

Publisher: New English Library


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3748


Walt Disney

Hollywood's Dark Prince

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780233051222

Category: Animators

Page: 312

View: 2783

Here at last is the entire story behind the mythical Disney image that has been closely guarded by those who control the studio. This shocking unauthorized biography reveals the real Walt Disney--the eccentric power-monger who was haunted by his abusive childhood, who ruled his empire with an iron fist, and who was reported to be a Hollywood informant for Hoover's FBI.

Who Was Walt Disney?

Author: Whitney Stewart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780448450520

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 106

View: 2292

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.

The Animated Man

A Life of Walt Disney

Author: Michael Barrier

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520941667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 411

View: 7886

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was one of the most significant creative forces of the twentieth century, a man who made a lasting impact on the art of the animated film, the history of American business, and the evolution of twentieth-century American culture. He was both a creative visionary and a dynamic entrepreneur, roles whose demands he often could not reconcile. In his compelling new biography, noted animation historian Michael Barrier avoids the well-traveled paths of previous biographers, who have tended to portray a blemish-free Disney or to indulge in lurid speculation. Instead, he takes the full measure of the man in his many aspects. A consummate storyteller, Barrier describes how Disney transformed himself from Midwestern farm boy to scrambling young businessman to pioneering artist and, finally, to entrepreneur on a grand scale. Barrier describes in absorbing detail how Disney synchronized sound with animation in Steamboat Willie; created in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs sympathetic cartoon characters whose appeal rivaled that of the best live-action performers; grasped television’s true potential as an unparalleled promotional device; and—not least—parlayed a backyard railroad into the Disneyland juggernaut. Based on decades of painstaking research in the Disney studio’s archives and dozens of public and private archives in the United States and Europe, The Animated Man offers freshly documented and illuminating accounts of Disney’s childhood and young adulthood in rural Missouri and Kansas City. It sheds new light on such crucial episodes in Disney’s life as the devastating 1941 strike at his studio, when his ambitions as artist and entrepreneur first came into serious conflict. Beginning in 1969, two and a half years after Disney’s death, Barrier recorded long interviews with more than 150 people who worked alongside Disney, some as early as 1922. Now almost all deceased, only a few were ever interviewed for other books. Barrier juxtaposes Disney’s own recollections against the memories of those other players to great effect. What emerges is a portrait of Walt Disney as a flawed but fascinating artist, one whose imaginative leaps allowed him to vault ahead of the competition and produce work that even today commands the attention of audiences worldwide.

A Brief History of Walt Disney

Author: Brian Robb

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472110722

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 1149

Both a fascinating account of Walt Disney?s own significant artistic creations, from the iconic Mickey Mouse to the groundbreaking Snow White in 1937, and an insightful history of the hugely successful entertainment behemoth he created, from Dumbo to Pixar?s Toy Story, as well as the hugely popular theme parks. But Disney?s dark side is also explored: his disputed parentage; industrial disputes; his work for the FBI; and his anti-Communist and allegedly racist and antisemitic views. The company Disney built is today stronger than ever, encompassing not only the ongoing legacy of Disney animation, but also acting as the guardian of other well-loved creative endeavours, such as Pixar, The Muppets, Marvel Comics and now Star Wars. Sections include `Before Mickey: The Road to the Mouse House?, covering from 1901 to 1945 ? the creation of Mickey Mouse, the creation of the world?s first full-length animated feature film, the Golden Age of animation and Disney?s help for the American war effort, despite labour disputes; `Disney Studios: The Disney Genius? ? difficult times, theme parks and television, live-action movies, including Mary Poppins; `Animation?s Second Coming?, from the Lady and the Tramp to The Sword in the Stone, and Walt Disney?s death; `After Walt: The Disney Legacy? ? family attempts to keep the studio afloat, decline and the loss of lustre in the 1970s and 1980s; `Disney Resurgent? ? a triumphant rebirth under new management with Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The Lion King and other blockbuster hits; `From Eisner to Iger? ? the corporate battle for the soul of Disney; `Disney Goes Digital? ? from Pixar to Star Wars, via Marvel Comics and The Muppets, Disney buyy up other studios, themselves often enough inspired by the original.

What's So Great About Walt Disney?

A Biography of Walt Disney Just for Kids!

Author: Sam Rogers

Publisher: KidLit-O Press

ISBN: 1629172006

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 70

View: 9379

Walt Disney was a man who had both an incredible artistic talent and a powerful imagination. His career as an artist began when he was just seven years old, living with his family in Marceline, Missouri. You may know his name, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about him?" This book (part of the “What’s So Great About…”) series, gives kids insight into life, times and career of Walt Disney.

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Walt Disney - Biography Series

Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 5601

Ever wondered how Walt Disney rose to stardom? Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 5, 1901. He was of German-American ancestry and was one of five children, four boys and a girl. He developed a love of drawing, and by 18, he became a draftsman at a Kansas City art studio. His very first job in the art world was at a small company where he met Ub Iwerks, who turned out to be a fantastic animator later in his life. So many years after his demise, people endure to clutch his philosophies, and his conceptions, recalling him for everything he's done for them. For more detailed information you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

Walt Disney

Author: Saddleback Educational Publishing

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 159905230X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 25

View: 4600

Themes: Hi-Lo, graphic novels, illustrated, biography. Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.

The Story of Walt Disney

Maker of Magical Worlds

Author: Bernice Selden

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307568326

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5284

When Walt Disney was a child, he loved to draw. It's no wonder he grew up to create such memorable and loveable characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Walt Disney spent a lifetime entertaining and delighting millions of children and adults alike--on film, on television, and in his magical kingdoms of Disneyland and Disney world. This is his story. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Walt Before Mickey

Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928

Author: Timothy S. Susanin

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604739614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

View: 5795

The untold story of ten critical, formative years in the great producer's life

Walt Disney

A Photo-illustrated Biography

Author: June Preszler

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736822268

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2731

A biography of the well-known animator, moviemaker, and theme park creator whose technological advancements gave us Mickey Mouse and Disneyland.