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.
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Walt Disney

A Biography

Author: Louise Krasniewicz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313358303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

View: 663

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.
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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.
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Walt Disney

Hollywood's Dark Prince

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780233051222

Category: Animators

Page: 312

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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.
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I Am #11: Walt Disney

Author: Grace Norwich

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545633486

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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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.
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Who Was Walt Disney?

Author: Whitney Stewart,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101046302

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic. This book is not authorized, licensed or endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or any affiliate. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Walt Disney: An American Original

Author: Bob Thomas

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368027180

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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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.
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The Animated Man

A Life of Walt Disney

Author: Michael Barrier

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520256190

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 393

View: 8465

A detailed portrait of one of the twentieth century's most important and influential creative minds describes Walt Disney's odyssey from midwestern farm boy, to pioneering animator, to large-scale entrepreneur, reflecting on his sometimes conflicting roles as creative visionary and dynamic businessman.
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Building a Company

Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an EntertainmentEmpire

Author: Bob Thomas

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 509

A look at the life of the brother of Walt Disney reveals the stormy relationship between the two siblings, Roy's ingenious business savvy, and his dedication to making his brother's dream of creating a theme park come true.
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The Walt Disney biography

Author: Bob Thomas

Publisher: New English Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5896

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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: 2750

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.
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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: 9904

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

Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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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!
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Walt Disney

A Photo-illustrated Biography

Author: June Preszler

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736822268

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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

Author: Saddleback Educational Publishing

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 159905230X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 25

View: 6181

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.
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Disney's World

Author: Leonard Mosley

Publisher: Scarborough House

ISBN: 158979656X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2913

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

The Life of Walt Disney

Author: Doreen Rappaport

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368022499

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Walt Disney's name is synonymous with family entertainment. Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Disneyland, and numerous other creations have inspired generations of children the world over. From his childhood in rural Missouri to his legendary stature as a film and television icon, Walt governed his life with imagination, ingenuity, and scrupulous attention to detail. Faced with both public failures and massive success, he revolutionized the art form of animation, always seeking innovative solutions, cutting edge technology, and new ways of storytelling. Devoted to perfection, Walt was not always easy to work with, but no one can deny his profound talent and impact. Charting Walt's progression from farm boy to actor to artist, animator, director, and entertainment celebrity, Walt's own words are presented and contextualized within Doreen Rappaport's signature compelling prose. Illustrated with vivid authenticity by animator/painter John Pomeroy, this stunning entry in the award-winning Big Words series reveals a man of deep and varied passions with a constantly evolving vision, and a storyteller above all.
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The Story of Walt Disney

Maker of Magical Worlds

Author: Bernice Selden

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307568326

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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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.
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Walt Disney's Melody Makers

A Biography of the Sherman Brothers

Author: Kathryn M. Price

Publisher: Theme Park Press

ISBN: 9781683901143

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Great Big Beautiful Biography. Richard and Robert Sherman wrote the soundtrack to Walt Disney's dreams. Their music is an integral, indelible part of many of Disney's classic films, shows, and theme park attractions. But for the Shermans, success was *not* always just a dream away.
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