Monday, September 26, 2016

I just picked up on ebay a copy of the British magazine Illustrated from July 30, 1949, which contains this marvelous  article about the Disneys' visit to the United Kingdom from around June 15 to August 15, 1949. I have a feeling that many of you will enjoy it. You can click on each of the pages to enlarge them.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

One more book released for Disney comics enthusiasts who are also fluent in Italian.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This just in from Theme Park Press:

MORE SECRET STORIES OF WALT DISNEY WORLD BY JIM KORKIS

[Oh, You Didn't Know...

Just when you think you *do* know everything there is to know about Walt Disney World, here comes Jim Korkis with a new book full of stuff you won't easily find anywhere else. From the theme parks and resorts to "beyond the berm", this is the Disney that Disney forgot.

Coming on the heels of the bestselling original "Secret Stories", Korkis has declared no secret off limits in this new volume. Delving into his treasure trove of lore compiled over the decades from sources both inside and outside the Disney company, and from official Disney documentation long since lost or destroyed, Korkis mainlines the most potent blend of mouse tales this side of Main Street, USA, including:

-  Haunted mahjongg, mermaid statues, handprints, and rock stars: a VIP tour through the back roads of Hollywood Studios

-  The hidden narrative of Liberty Square, and why Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe is much more than meets the eye

- The Native American mythology behind the totem poles at Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge

- Where to find vestiges of Roger Rabbit Toontown at Hollywood Studios, and why Roger himself isn't there

- Plus, Florida theme parks that never were, Disney's aborted airport, Snow White's secret house, the Mickey Mouse tax, and dozens more

NO DECODER RING REQUIRED!]

Monday, September 19, 2016

If you live in Miami: I will be autographing They Drew As They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years at Books & Books on Wednesday this week at 8PM.

Dave Lee has posted a review of the book on YouTube.

And Matt Hunrichs has posted a review of Volume 1 on Scrubbles.net.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The blog will be updated again on September 19.
If you have received and liked They Drew As They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years, please remember to post a review on Amazon! Thanks in advance for your support.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

If you already own The Art of Mickey Mouse, which was released many years ago, you know exactly what to expect with the upcoming The Art of Minnie Mouse. This is not a book for historians, but it is a beautifully produced volume, which features some fun re-inventions of Minnie. I particularly enjoyed the pieces by artist Jeffrey Thomas (especially Minnie as Disney villainesses) and those by Kim Raymond (Minnie inspired by Edgar Degas) and Leo Oliveto.

Clearly not a "must have" but a great gift for Minnie Mouse enthusiasts.