Annotated bibliography of Disney reference books
Aberg, Lasse (editor): Abergs Musseum (catalog) published by Fisher & Co. 1996.
An excellent catalog in book format of a Disneyana exhibit held in Sweden in 1996. Not a lot of unknown items but a really nice book for "completists".
Adamson, Joe: Byron Haskin published by The Scarecrow Press; 1984.
A long oral history with the director of Disney's Treasure Island. An excellent read.
Adler, Arthur C. "Buddy": Walt Disney's Garage of Dreams published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
I love the fact that this book deals not just with the history of Walt's Garage, Adler's acquisition of same, etc., but also with the inner workings of Disney corporate in the 1970s.
Aicardi, Gianluca: Pixar Inc. Storia della Disney del Terzo Millennio published by Tunue; 2007.
In Italian. Nothing new.
Alcorn, Steve; Green, David: Building A Better Mouse published by Lulu Books; 2007.
A former Imagineer shares his memories about the creation of Epcot's Electronic designs.
Alcorn, Steve: Theme Park Design: Behind The Scenes With An Engineer published by CreateSpace; 2010.
A weak book from a good author.
Allan, Robin: Walt Disney
and Europe published by Indiana University Press and John Libbey & Co. Ltd; 1999.
Robin is one of the most respected European Disney historians. His name has appeared in countless Disney books and his thesis is a masterpiece, full of new interviews and documents. His book is even better than the thesis. Extremely well written, superbly illustrated, this is an absolute must have for any serious Disney historian.
Aloff, Mindy: Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation published by Disney Editions; 2009.
Well researched. An extremely interesting book, at times difficult to read.
Alterocca, Bona: W. Disney - Il re dei cartoni animati published by
An other flat biography of Walt. Nothing new. Written in Italian.
Amidi, Amid: Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in 1950s Animation published by Chronicle Books; 2006.
This book, while not all about Disney,is a must-have due to the wealth of information about quasi-unknown Disney artists that it contains. Highly recommended.
Amidi, Amid: The Art of Pixar Short Films published by Chronicle Books; 2008.
This book is a pure delight.
Amidi, Amid: The Art of Pixar: 25th Anniv.: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation published by Chronicle Books; 2011.
Beautiful book with very little text.
ANAF: Portfolio Giorgio Cavazzano published by ANAF; 1995.
This splendid portfolio contains beautiful works by the Italian master of Disney comics as well as an interesting introduction. Nice piece for collectors. The introduction is in Italian.
Andersen, Hans Christian; Slater, Teddy: The Emperor's Nightingale
(Disney Archives) published by Disney Press; 1992.
A nice book publishing for the first time never seen before conceptual artwork done for the never released short.
Andersen, Hans Christian; Lewin, Simon: The Steadfast Tin Soldier
(Disney Archives) published by Disney Press; 1991.
A nice book publishing for the first time never seen before conceptual artwork done for the never released short.
Anderson, Paul F.: The Davy Crockett Craze
published by R&G Productions; 1996.
An absolute must-have for Davy Crockett enthusiasts and for Disney historians. Paul F. Anderson is editor of Persistence of Vision, by far the best magazine in existence about the history of Disney.
Anderson, Ken: Nessie and the Little Blind Boy of
Loch Ness published by Laughter Publications, Inc.; 1992.
The last story Ken Anderson (one of Disney's most talented artists) wrote and illustrated before his untimely death. A really nice book, although not officially from or about Disney.
Andor, Lajta: Walt Disney published by MFTI; 1960.
The first biography of Walt in Hungarian.
Andrae, Thomas: Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity published by University of Mississippi Press; 2006.
The quality of Thomas´research is excellent. This book is a must have for Barks enthusiasts.
Annakin, Ken: So you wanna be a director? published by Tomahawk Press; 2001.
The fascinating autobiography of the director of 4 of Disney's best live-action movies. A "must read" if the subject interests you.
Antier, Edwige: Fan de Disney published by Hachette; 1998.
A fun book written in French about what your kids learn from a psychological point of view in the Disney universe. Only for real completists.
Antier, Edwige: Pourquoi les Enfants Aiment Mickey ? published by
A cute book of psychology for parents. Not worth a lot. Written in French.
Ariès; Paul: Disneyland - Le Royaume Desenchanté published by Editions Golias; 2002.
A perfectly uninteresting and negative book about Disneyland Paris. Written in French.
Armstrong, Jennifer: Why? Because We Still Like You: An Oral History of the Mickey Mouse Club published by Grand Central Publishing; 2010.
I love oral histories and therefore enjoy this book immensly.
Arnoidi, Z.M.: Jizn i Skazki Wolta Disneia; 1967.
The first biography of Walt written in Russian.
Arnold, Mark: Frozen in Ice published by BearManor Media; 2013.
Extremely disappointing. Just a collection of synopses.
Asenin, Sergei: Uolt Disnei published by Iskusstvo; 1995.
The second biography of Walt written in Russian.
Ashman, Howard: The New Mickey Mouse Club published by Grosset & Dunlap; 1977.
Atlantis - The Illustrated Script published by Hyperion; June 2001.
This "work in progress" script is illustrated using pre-production artwork.
Aubron, Hervé: Génie de Pixar published by Capricci Editions; 2011.
Uninteresting. Written in French.
Ault, Donald: Carl Barks: Conversations published by University Press of Mississippi; 2003.
A long series of interviews that has already become THE reference on the Duck Man.
Bacher, Hans: Dream Worlds published by Focal Press; 2007.
Hans' book about production design in animation. Considering the amazing talent of Hans Bacher and the work he did on such beautiful movies as Mulan, it's no wonder that this book is already a must have for serious animation enthusiasts.
Badino, Sergio: Conversazione con Carlo Chendi published by Tunue; 2006.
An excellent book for Italian Disney comic book fans.
Badino, Sergio; Caci, Davide: Omaggio a Carlo Chendi. 75... e non sentirli! published by Tunué; 2008.
A great homage to Italian Disney comic book scenarist Carlo Chendi. Written in Italian.
Baham, Jeff: DoomBuggies.com Presents the Secrets of Disney's Haunted Mansion published by Lulu Books; 2006.
If you have the book by Jason Surrell about the Haunted Mansion, this one is not really necessary.
Bailey, Adrian: Walt Disney's
World of Fantasy published by Paper Tiger; 1982.
The text is not the most interesting one can find, however some of the photographs will make you like it.
Bain, David; Harris, Bruce: Mickey Mouse - Fifty Happy Years published by Harmony Books; 1977.
Ballard, Donald W.: The Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years 1954 - 1988 published by Ape Pen Publishing; 2005.
A very nice book about the Disneyland Hotel and all of its details.
Ballard, Don: Disneyland Hotel 1954-1959: The Little Motel in the Middle of the Orange Grove published by Don Ballard; 2011.
Full of astounding documents, photographs and information. A "must-have".
Bancroft, Tony: Directing for Animation: Behind the Scenes with Animation Greats published by Focal Press; 2012.
A great book from one of the best professionals in the field.
Barbera, Alessandro: Camereta Topolino published by Nuovi Equilibri; 2001.
Psychobabble in Italian.
Barks, Carl: Uncle Scrooge In Color
published by Gladstone; 1987.
A nice homage to the wealthiest duck on Earth, published for his 40th birthday. The colors and the choice of stories are good.
Barks, Carl: The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald
Duck published by Another Rainbow; 1981.
A beautiful book, limited to 1875 copies, that reproduces perfectly the first 122 Duck paintings produced between 1971 and 1976.
Barks, Carl: Walt Disney's
Uncle Scrooge, His Life and Times published by Celestial Arts; 1981.
The story and comic book stories of a very rich Scottish uncle. It contains all of the best Barks classics, including Christmas on Bear Mountain and Back to the Klondike (full-length version). The book includes one story drawn especially for the occasion: Go Slowly, Sands of Time. A soft-cover version of that book has also been released.
Barks Treasury published by Applewood Books;
Distributed exclusively in the American Disney theme parks. Limited to 1000 copies. Contains 40 of the 75 color sketches Barks made for his 96th birthday.
Barli, Jonathan: VIP: The Mad World of Virgil Partch published by Fantagraphics; 2013.
Contains a great section about VIP's Disney career.
Barrett, Amanda: Disney Nature: African Cats: The Story Behind the Film published by Disney Editions; 2011.
The text is well-written. It is beautifully illustrated. It feels like a very long issue of National Geographic. My only reservation is the fact that it does not feature any image about the making of the movie. In other words no photos of men and women actually shooting it. And no words about pre-production work.
Barrett, Steven: Hidden Mickeys Go To Sea: A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets published by The Intrepid Traveler; 2013.
Nice addition to this fun series.
Barrier, Michael: Building a Better Mouse - Fifty
Years of Animation published by Library of Congress; 1978.
A beautiful exhibition catalog written by the famous animation and comic books historian.
Barrier, Michael: Carl Barks and
the Art of the Comic Book published by Lilien; 1981.
The best biography of Uncle $crooge's (and many other ducks) father. A must have for all $crooge fans.
Barrier, Michael: Carl Barks- Die Biographie published by Brockmann und Reichelt
The translation of Mike Barrier famous American biography of Barks in German, illustrated with new documents.
Barrier, Mike J.: Hollywood
Cartoons - American Animation in Its Golden Age published by Oxford University Press;
Mike Barrier, the world famous animation and Carl Barks expert, has been for many years the editor in chief of the best magazine in the field of animation and comics, namely Funnyworld. This is a must have for any animation enthusiast or historian.
Barrier, Michael: Animated Man - A Life of Walt Disney published University of California Press; 2007.
Mike is among the 4 best Disney historians in the world and this biography gathers new information, testimonies that make it an absolute must have for all of us.
Barrier, Michael: Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books published by University of California Press; 2014.
Bartolomei, Stefano (editor): Giorgio Cavazzano - Percorsi published by Il Penny Edizioni; 2002.
Catalog of the exhibit "Giorgio Cavazzano - Paperi, Topi e Affini". Text by Alberto Becattini and Luca Boschi among others. Written in Italian.
Bastrup, Harold: One Police Officer's Experiences: Deputy Sheriff to Chief of Police published by 1st Book Library; 1995.
The autobiography of the chief of police of Orange County. Contains quite a few pages about the early days of Disneyland.
Baumhauer, Joachim: Disneyana published by Battenberg Verlag; 1993.
First book about Disneyana published outside of the States. Written in German. One would have hoped to encounter much more unseen-before European items. Without real interest.
Baxter, John: Disney During World War II: How the Walt Disney Studio Contributed to Victory in the War published by Disney Editions; 2014.
While not very in-depth, definitely a must-have.
Beard, Richard: Walt Disney's
Epcot published by Harry N. Abrams; 1982 .
Do not be fooled by its appearance, this book is not really about Epcot as we experience it today but about the artistic concepts that gave birth to the different pavilions. It was published before the actual opening of the park. Strange book, but which contains fabulous illustrations. A condensed edition was also published in 1982.
Beardwood, Valerie: The Still Hunt: The Story of Naturalist-Wildlife Photographer, Jack Couffer published by McKay; 1965.
The biography of one of the men who worked on many of Disney's True-Life Adventures. An excellent read.
Beaudry, Karl: Disney Destinies: How Passion, Patience, and Determination Can Take Anyone Anywhere published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
A nice little book for beginners.
Becattini, Aberto; Boschi, Luca: Disney Index: La Produzione
Sindacata published by Funny Animal Club; 1984.
Written in Italian.
Becattini, Alberto: Disney Index published by Al Fumetto Club; 1990.
A complete catalog of the Disney King Features Syndicate comics. Alberto Becattini is one of the 3 utmost experts on Italian and international Disney comics, the other two being Luca Boschi and Leonardo Gori.
Becattini, Alberto: Disney Index, vol.2 published by Al Fumetto Club; 1994.
The second volume of a fascinating tool for indexers and Disney comic book fans.
Becattini, Alberto: Disney's Comics, la Storia, i
Personaggi: 1930-1995 published by Editrice Comic Art; 1995.
Alberto finally decided to publish this amazing history of Disney comics worldwide. An excellent introduction for Italian readers to this tremendous world. That is to say before joining online the world famous Disney Comics Mailing List.
Becattini, Alberto: Floyd Gottfredson published by Comic Art; 1998.
An excellent book by one of the best Italian Disney historians. Written in Italian.
Becattini, Alberto; Boschi, Luca; Bartolomei, Stefano: Giovan Battista Carpi published by Editrice Comic
The beautiful, very in-depth biography of one of the kings of Italian Disney Comics by three of the most famous Disney comics historians. Written in Italian.
Becattini, Alberto; Gori, Leonardo; Stajano, Francesco: Don Rosa e il Rinascimento disneyano published by
Editrice Comic Art; 1995.
The biography of the man who revived $crooge, 20 years after Barks and is currently considered as the best Disney storyteller in activity. A must have. Written in Italian by three Italian experts, all members of the famous Disney Comics Mailing List (of which Don is also an active participant).
Becattini, Alberto; Vianovi, Antonio: Paul Murry - Mice, Ducks and Cheescake published by Glamour Associated; 2002.
A short but excellent study of Mickey comic book artist Paul Murry by two famous comic book specialists. Written in English and Italian.
Becattini, Alberto: Disney in Italia - I Libri Illustrati 1932-1975 published by Mencaroni Editore; 2012.
A great reference book. In Italian.
Beebe, Lloyd: Wilderness Trails and a Dream published by Olympic Graphic Arts; 1992.
The autobiography of one of the most important cinematographers of Disney's True-Life Adventures and nature-related movies. A "must read" if the subject interests you.
Beiman, Nancy: Prepare to Board! publisher by Focal Press; 2007.
Written and illustrated by an extremely talented former Disney artist and well-known animation teacher, the book contains as a bonus three never-released-before interviews: one with Ken Anderson, one with Ken O'Connor and one with T. Hee.
Beiman, Nancy: Animated Performance published by AVA Press; 2010.
An excellent book aimed at animation students that also happens to contain interviews with Art Babbitt, Woolie Reitherman, and Ward Kimball. Can't wait.
Bell, Elizabeth; Haas, Lynda; Sells, Laura: From
Mouse to Mermaid published by Indiana University Press; 1995.
Hopefully the last sociological book about Disney. Hopefully only, unfortunately.
Bendazzi, Giannalberto: Cartoons, One
Hundred Years of Cinema Animation published by Indiana University Press; 1994.
A fabulous book about the history of animation all around the world. Not all about Disney, obviously, but fascinating to understand the context of the art not only in America but everywhere else too.
Berger, Adam M.: Every Guest is a Hero: Disney's Theme Parks and the Magic of Mythic Storytelling published by BCA Press; 2013.
Bessy, Maurice: Walt Disney published by Seghers; 1970.
A very hard to find biography of Walt written in French. This is an interesting analysis of Walt, but it contains no new revelations or elements.
Birnbaum, Steve: Walt Disney
World and Disneyland
published by Hyperion.
The best traveler guide. It is recommended to get this book before visiting the Resort.
Blair, Mary (illustrator): Cinderella published by Disney Press; 2007.
Cinderella entirely illustrated by concept art by Mary Blair. Let's hope this will be the first book in a long series.
Blair, Mary (illustrator): Alice in Wonderland published by Disney Press; 2008.
Alice on Wonderland entirely illustrated by concept art by Mary Blair.
Blair, Mary (illustrator): Peter Pan published by Disney Press; 2009.
Entirely illustrated by Blair's concept art. Same format as Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. A must-have.
Blasser Riley, Gail: Wah Ming Chang: Artist and Master of Special Effects published by Enslow Publishers; 1995.
Although this book is aimed at kids, it contains a few good bits and pieces about former Disney Character Model Department artist Wah Ming Chang.
Blum, Geoffrey; Andrae, Thomas: Das Ferne
und Vergangene published as special issue 19 by Der Donaldist; 1987.
According to Frank Fabian: "Contains a translation of the article The Far Away and Long Ago, which was originally published in The Carl Barks Library, set 1, volume 1." Written in German.
Blum, Geoffrey: Carl Barks and the
Disney Ducks published by Another Rainbow Publishing; 1991.
How the "Duck Man" created his limited edition statues. Strange book, published only to promote Another Rainbow statues; it was sold and not given.
Blum, Geoffrey: Carl Barks - Die Ölgemälde published by Ehapa Comic Collection; 2012.
All the paintings by Barks are collected in this huge and beautiful art book. Written in German.
Boag, Wally; Sands, Gene: Wally Boag The Clown Prince of Disneyland published by Disney Editions; 2009.
Marvelously illustrated and a fascinating read.
Bocquet, Pierre; Gravett, Paul; Wagstaff, Sheena: Les Micquets, un Air de Famille
published by Déesse Diffusion; 1988.
Satirical drawings around the Disney universe. Written in French.
Bodden, Valerie: Built for Success: The Story of Disney published by Creative Paperbacks; 2011.
A biography for kids. Nothing new.
Boesch, Christophe; O'Connell, Sanjida: Chimpanzee: The Making of the Film published by Disney Editions; 2012.
The text is well-written. It is beautifully illustrated. It feels like a very long issue of National Geographic.
Bohn, Klaus: Das Erika-Fuchs-Buch - Disney deutsche Übersetzerin von Donald
Duck und Micky Maus: ein modernes Mosaik published by Verlag Dreidreizehn; 1996.
According to Frank Fabian: "A very complete and very interesting book about the famous German translator of Disney comics Erika Fuchs." Written in German.
Bohn, Klaus: Der Bücherdonald - Die grosse Lesekunde des Donaldismus - Band I
published by Bauer Brueder; 1992.
According to Frank Fabian: "A donaldistic bibliography, covering the German and American donaldistic fanzines and monographs." Written in German.
Bohn, Klaus: Der Bücherdonald - Die grosse Lesekunde des Donaldismus - Band II
published by Bauer Brueder; 1993.
The second volume of the bibliography. Written in German.
Bohn, Klaus: Duck 2000 Nr.5 - Die grosse Donaldismus-Lesekunde; 1990.
According to Frank Fabian: "The predecessor to Der Bücherdonald, the latter being an enlarged version".Written in German.
Bonifer, Mike: The Art of Tron published by Simon & Schuster; 1982.
A nice softcover book about the making of a revolutionnary movie. Some good artwork (including drawings by Moebius and Syd Mead) but the book is unfortunately too short.
Bonifer, Mike: Dick Tracy - The Making of the Movie published by Bantam Books; 1990.
A short softcover book. The text is excellent, the illustrations are a bit less interesting.
Bonura, Massimo; Provenzano, Federico; Tamagnini, Luciano (editors): Paperino - Le Inedite Follie Inglesi di William A. Ward published by ANAFI; 2013.
All of William A. Ward Disney stories collected in this great book. In Italian.
Booker, Keith M.: Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages of Children's Films published by Praeger; 2009.
Boschi, Luca: The Art of Giorgio Cavazzano published by Lo Scarabeo; 1997.
A fascinating catalog that is also an in-depth biography of one of the best Italian Disney comic masters. The text is great, the illustrations are gorgeous. Written in Italian apart from one piece in English by Frank Stajano.
Boschi, Luca: Walt Disney presenta Pippo, Topolino, Qui Quo Qua, Donald, Daisy
published by Disney Libri; 1992-1994.
5 official biographies of our favorite characters (Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Huey Luey and Duey, Donald and Daisy) in Italian which contain wonderful art by comic artists of all countries.
Boshi, Luca; Gori, Leonardo; Sani, Andrea: I Disney Italiani published by
Written in Italian, this book is the best ever published about Disney's Italian comic book productions. All the artists, all the characters are described after the history of the creative studios and activities. The authors, including Alberto Becattini who wrote the various indexes at the end of the book, are the utmost authorities in terms of Italian and inernational comics.
Boschi, Luca; Gori, Leonardo; Sani, Andrea: Romano Scarpa published by Alexandro
Written in Italian, this is the biography of one of Disney's most talented Italian comic book artists. See note above about the authors.
Boschi, Luca; Gori, Leonardo; Sani, Andrea; Gasca, Luis: Topolino 60 Anni Insieme
published by Electa; 1993.
Catalog of the exhibition organized in Italy for Topolino's (equivalent of Mickey Mouse Magazine) 60th Birthday.
Boschi, Luca: Bottaro (I magnifici) published by Comma 22; 2011.
An excellent book about the famous Italian Disney comic book artist Luciano Bottaro. Written in Italian.
Boschi, Luca; Gori, Leonardo; Sani, Andrea: I Disney Italiani published by NPE; 2012.
A new version of the bible about the history of Disney comics in Italy. In two volumes this time around. A "must-have." Written in Italian.
Boschi, Luca (editor): Magica Disney - 3000 Volte Topolino published by Comicon; 2013.
Beautiful catalog in Italian. Lots of never-seen-before documents about Disney comics.
Bossert, Dave: Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life published by Disney Editions; 2013.
A beautiful homage to a fascinating human being.
Bourguignon, Philippe: Hop! published by Editions Anne Carriere; 2005.
The Memoirs of the former CEO of Euro Disney. Too slim and shallow, unfortunately. Avaialble only in French.
Bowdoin Van Riper, A.: Learning from Mickey, Donald and Walt: Essays on Disney's Edutainment Films published by McFarland & Company; 2011.
A collection of very good and very-well-researched.
Bowles, Jerry: Forever Hold your Banner High
published by Doubleday; 1976.
A couple of years after the end of The Mickey Mouse Club, what have they become ? The story of the Mouseketeers after the action. For the real fans of the show.
Braham, Jeff: The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
Jeff did his homework and ot shows.
Brandon, Pam: Marking the Millennium published by Disney Editions; 1999.
A small hardcover about the Millennium celebrations at Epcot. I am not sure that the subject deserved the book, but completists will enjoy it.
Bright, Randy: Disneyland
Inside Story published by Crown; 1987.
Nice history of the Park That Walt Built till Splash Mountain. This is the best introduction to the history of Disneyland that anyone can read. A must-have for Disney parks enthusiasts. Bruce Gordon, one of the authors of the in-depth history of Disneyland, The Nickel Tour, also contributed to the writing of this book.
Brightman, Homer; Ghez, Didier (editor): Life in the Mouse House published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
The fascinating autobiography of Disney story artist from the Golden Age, Homer Brightman.
Brode, Douglas: From Walt to Woodstock - How Disney Created the Counterculture published by University of Texas Press; 2004.
Well written and researched but not essential to say the least.
Brode, Douglas: Multicultiralism and the Mouse - Race and Sex in Disney Entertainment published by University of Texas Press; 2006.
Oh no! An other sociological book about Disney.
Broggie, Michael: Walt Disney's
Railroad Story published by Pentrex; 1997.
A huge book about a rather specialized part of Disney history. Incredible work, incredible documents.
Broggie, Michael: Walt Disney's Happy Place - Celebrating Walt Disney's Centennial published by Donning Co Pub; 2002.
An excellent children book about Walt.
Broggie, Michael: Walt's Words of Wisdom published by The Carolwood Publishing Group; 2009.
Very short. Definitely not a "must have".
Bruno, Edoardo; Ghezzi, Enrico (editors): Walt Disney published by Biennale di
A beautiful (but small) catalog containing one of the first publications of Eisenstein's essay about Disney. Written in Italian apart from the essay which is in English without translation.
Brunoro, Gianni: Pennelli in Aria published by Libreria dell'Immagine; 1994.
A very good little book about Giogio Cavazzano, one of the Italian masters of Disney comics. Written in Italian.
Bryman, Alan: Disney and his Worlds published by
It looks as if Routledge has decided to publish all of the sterile analyses about Walt. Only the cover photo is nice to look at.
Bryman, Alan E.: The Disneyization of Society published by Sage Publications; 2004.
I have never been a gig fan of sociological works about Disney which makes me highly suspicious of this title.
Budd, Mike; Kirsh, Max H. (editors): Rethinking Disney - Private Control, Public Dimensions published by Wesleyan University Press; November 2005.
One more "sociological" book about Disney, as if we needed one.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show published by Disneyland Paris.
The official program of the show. This book, that has been produced in six different languages, includes a facsimile of the original program. A nice little hardcover book that will probably never be republished.
Burnes, Brian; Viets, Dan; Butler, Robert W.: Walt Disney' Missouri published by Kansas City Star Books; 2002.
A very nice book about Walt's early years.
Burr, Lonnie: Confessions of an Accidental Mouseketeer published by BearManor Media; 2009.
Burzlaff, Otto: Die tollsten Geschichten von
Donald Duck - Inhaltsverzeichnis und Register der Sonderhefte seit 1965 - Teil 1
published as special issue 28 by Der Donaldist; 1993.
According to Frank Fabian: "Index to the first issues of Donald Duck Sonderheft, formerly known as Die tollsten Geschichten von Donald Duck. First published in 1967." Written in German.
Caldwell, Francis F.: Beyond the Trails published by Anchor Pub.; 1998.
The detailed biography of Herb Crisler, one of Disney True-Life Adventures cinematographers.
Callo, Giacomo (art director): The Magic Gallery published by Mondadori; 2001.
Acollection of Italian works from Academia Disney that parody famous masterpieces using Disney Characters. A fantastic book and an absolute "must-have".
Canemaker, John: The Art and Flair of Mary Blair published by Hyperion; 2003.
With large quantities of never seen before concept drawings by one of the best Disney artists of the Golden Age, this book is fantastic and an absolute must have.
Canemaker, John: Before the
Animation Begins published by Hyperion; 1996.
This is for me one of the books of the decade. Beautifully illustrated with never-seen-before documents, dealing in-depth with the great Disney artists that had been most ignored in the previous books. A must have. I hope John will publish a volume two at some point.
Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation published by Hyperion; 2001.
The MUST have of the year 2001. A pure treasure for Disney enthusiasts and Disney historians as were all of Canemaker's past masterpieces.
Canemaker, John: Paper Dreams -
The Art and Artists of Disney Storyboards; 1999.
This book is a must-have, the best book published this year about Disney animation.
Canemaker, John: Treasures of
Disney Animation Art published by Harry N. Abrams; 1982.
A wonderful art-book that can only be fully appreciated in its original version and not in the tinny little pocket book version that was published a while ago.
Canemaker, John: Vladimir Tytla Master Animator
published by Katonah Museum of Art; 1994.
This short catalog contains an in-depth look at the art and time of one of Disney's most talented and powerful animators, he who gave life to the unforgettable Chernabog in Fantasia.
Canemaker, John: The Colors of Mary Blair published by Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; 2010.
The catalog of the best exhibition about Mary Blair art ever. A astounding book about a fascinating artist. Not to ber missed.
Canemaker, John: Two Guys Named Joe: Master Animation Storytellers Joe Grant and Joe Ranft published by Disney Editions; 2010.
Needless to say, this is a must-have and a must-read. The best Disney history book of 2010.
Canemaker, John: Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair published by Walt Disney Family Foundation Press; 2014.
Stunning catalog of the Walt Disney Family Museum exhibition. A must-have.
Canemaker, John: The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney's Movie Magic published by Walt Disney Family Foundation Press; 2014.
An absolute materpiece. John Canemaker's best book to date!
Capodagli, Bill: Disney Way Fieldbook - How to Implement Walt Disney's Vision of Dream, Believe, Dare, Do in Your Own Company published by McGraw-Hill; 2000.
A business book.
Capodagli, Bill; Jackson, Lynn: Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World's Most Creative Corporate Playground published by McGraw-Hill; 2009.
Not great, not bad.
The Carl Barks Library published by Another
Rainbow; 1983 - 1990.
This ten set collection containing 30 books is seen as the ultimate collection of Barks comic book work. Besides lots of articles with background information, it also contains unreleased, rejected and/or unfinished works. Most of Barks' comic book work is published as line-art (b/w), which is how it was drawn. The ultimate reference for Barks fans.
Caroselli, Henry M.: Cult of the Mouse - Is Runaway Corporate Greed Killing Innovation in America
published by Ten Speed Press; 2004.
A sad story, but some good anecdotes by a former Disneyland creative director.
Carradine, Richard: The Park After Dark published by CreateSpace; 2010.
A fun book but clearly not indispensable.
Carroll, Carolyn, Strickland, Brad: Wishing on a Star: The Life of Eddie Carroll published by BearManor Media; 2013.
The biography of one of the voices of Jiminy Cricket. Not much of interest in this one.
Carroll, Lewis: Jabberwocky (Disney Archives) published by Disney
A nice book publishing for the first time never seen before conceptual artwork done for the never released short.
Castagno, Paolo: Il Topolino di Floyd Gottfredson published by
Alessandro Tesauro Editore, 1998.
According to Paolo Castagno: "A complete analysis of Gottfredson's works on Mickey Mouse both in Daily strips and Sunday specials complete with all the Italian reprints." Written in Italian.
Castagno, Paolo: L'Opera di Carl Barks su Zio Paperone published by
Alessandro Tesauro Editore; 1995.
According to Paolo Castagno: "An index of Barksian stories published in Zio Paperone." Written in Italian.
Castagno, Paolo: Rodolfo Cimino - Dalla Tana del Bestio all'Angolo dei Salici published by Il Papersera; 2007.
If you read Italian and are a fan of Disney comics, this great book about on the most famous Italian Disney script writers is a "must-have".
Castagno, Paolo: Luciano Bottaro - Un "gioviale" omaggio published by Il Papersera; 2007.
If you read Italian and are a fan of Disney comics, this great book about on the most famous Italian Disney comic artists is a "must-have".
Castagno, Paolo: Abramo e Giampaolo Barosso - Fra logaritmi e fiordalisi published by Papersera; 2008.
Great book for Italian Disney comic book fans.
Castagno, Paolo: Giorgio Pezzin - Tanto gli strumenti sono solo dipinti published by Il Papersera; 2009.
An excellent book if you love Disney comics and speak Italian.
Castagno, Paolo (editor): Massimo De Vita - Il Cugino di Alf published by Lulu; 2010.
If you read Italian and enjoy the history of Disney comics, here is another book that might be worth getting.
Castagno, Paolo: Don Rosa - A Little Something Special published by Il Papersera; 2011.
If you enjoy Don Rosa comic books (and if you don't it's certainly because you have never read any of them yet), then this new book edited by Paolo Castagno (in Italian and English) is probably for you. Paolo has gathered the very best historians of Disney comics for this volume, which will probably become a "must have."
Castagno, Paolo: Topolino Tremila published by Lulu.com; 2013.
Written in Italian.
Castagno, Paolo: Casty - Il Nome Sopra Il Titulo published by Il Papersera; 2014.
Another great addition to Paolo's series about Italian Disney comic book artists.
Castelli, A.; Sala, P.: Guida a Topolino published as a special issue
of the fanzine Comic Club 104; 1966.
According to Paolo Castagno: "Index of Topolino Libretto." Written in Italian.
C'est la Fête aux Mickey published by First; 1992.
Satirical drawings around the Disney universe. Written in French.
Catmull, Ed; Wallace, Amy: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration published by Random House; 2014.
The autobiography of Ed Catmull. A great read.
Chalker, Jack L.: An Informal Biography of $crooge
Mc. Duck published by The Mirage Press; 1974.
This biography of $crooge is based on Barksian references. It tries to introduce some consistency into The Richest Duck in the World universe. Don Rosa used that book as a source for his Life and Times of $crooge Mc. Duck, even though, he did not follow it blindly. A very interesting text for comic books enthusiasts.
Chemerka, William R.: Fess Parker: TV's Frontier Hero published by BearManor Media; 2011.
An excellent biography.
Chendi, Carlo (editor): I Mondi Fantastici di Bottaro published by Mostra
Internazionale dei Cartoonists a Cura di Carlo Chendi; 1997.
The only book containing an in-depth biography of one of the Italian Disney comic masters by one of Disney's most prolific writers. Written in Italian. The illustrations are interesting, although not a lot of Disney art is reproduced.
Chendi, Carlo: Dedicato a Carl Barks
published by Comic Art; 1994.
A great collection of drawings dedicated to the Grand Duck Master, while he was visiting Europe, by the best Italian artists.
Chendi, Carlo (editor): Carl Barks L'Uomo dei Paperi published by Deus Editore; 2005.
Catalog from the Barks exhibit that was held in Rapallo (Italia) from September 17 to October 2, 2005. In English and Italian. Beautifully illustrated.
Chendi, Carlo; Badino, S.: Da Paperinik a PK – Viaggio fra i supereroi Disney published by Tunue; 2009.
In English and Italian. A very good book about Italian Disney super-heroes.
Childs, Valerie: Disneyland published by Mayflower Books; 1979.
Childs, Valerie: Walt Disney World published by Mayflower Books; 1979.
Christmas of '87 published by Alexander Gallery.
Wonderful catalog of the exhibition of Good Housekeeping Disney art held at the Alexander Gallery in December 1987. A project to republish all Good Housekeeping Pages in a single art-book was unfortunately cancelled in 1997.
Ciotta, Mariuccia: Walt Disney: Prima Stella a Sinistra published by Bompiani; 2005.
Written in Italian, this books is especially interesting due to the interviews with Diane Disney Miller, John Hench and Marty Sklar.
Club 33, Royal Street, New Orleans Square, Disneyland - Thirtieth Anniversary published by Disneyland; 1997.
Club 55: The Pioneers published by Disneyland;
This book is an internal publication published by Disneyland for the park's pioneers, giving their reminiscences, for the park's 20th anniversary. It was not available to the public and is the only internal publication you will find in this list. The only reason it appears here is that the magazine Tomart's Disneyana listed it in its bibliography and as this magazine has become the ultimate reference for Disney fans I would get too many questions by not including it.
Cockerell, Lee: Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney published by Doubleday Business; 2008.
This book includes enough anecdotes from Lee's career at Disney to make it a very fun read indeed.
Cohen, Karl F.: Forbidden
Animation, Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America published by
McFarland &Co.; 1997.
Finally a book on this fascinating subject. Serious study but, unfortunately, too few illustrations.
Cole, Michael D.: Walt Disney,
Creator of Mickey Mouse published by Enslow Publishers; 1996.
Juvenile book of little interest.
Collins, David R.: Walt Disney's Surprise Christmas
published by Broadman Press; 1971.
Connellam, Tom: Inside the
Magic Kingdom, Seven Keys to Disney's Success published by Bard Press; 1997.
A business books that pretends to reveal Disney's tricks. Pretty empty book.
Cotta Vaz, Mark: The Art of Finding Nemo published by Chronicle Books; 2003.
This "making of" is marvelous. Both the text and illustrations are of the highest possible quality. One of the best art-books published to date.
Cotta Vaz, Mark: The Art of the Incredibles published by Chronicle Books; 2004.
A "must-have" by a great writer about the most stunning Pixar movie ever.
Cotta Vaz, Mark: The Art of Bolt published by Chronicle Books; 2008.
The Chronicle Books are usually splendid. This one is no exception.
Cotter, Bill: The Wonderful
World of Disney Television, A Complete History published by Hyperion; 1997.
And complete it is ! This is the absolute best reference book about Disney's TV works. Unbeatable.
Couffer, Jack: Song of Wild Laughter published by Simon and Schuster; 1963.
The biography of a man that served for many years as director and cameraman for the Walt Disney wildlife productions. Very specialized reading.
Couffer, Jack: The Lion and the Giraffe: A Naturalist's Life In the Movie Business published by BearManor Media; 2010.
A page-turner and a great book from a Disney history point of view, the autobiography of cinematographer Jack Couffer is full of fascinating stories about his work for Disney, including the movie created for the never-built African Pavillion at EPCOT.
Cowan, Robert: Working for Disney: 1936-1937, the Ingeborg Willy Scrapbook from The Cowan Collection published by Blurb; 2008.
Not to be missed, if only for the great photographs of the Hyperion studio in the '30s.
Cowles, Joseph Robert: Recalling Carl: A Pictorial Memoir published by Event Horizon Press; 2012.
This book about Carl Barks is a good read.
Crawford, Holly: Attached to the Mouse: Disney and Contemporary Art published by University Press of America; 2006.
A book that could have been interesting if it had contained illutstrations.
Crisler, Lois: Arctic Wild: The Remarkable True Story of One Couple's Adventures Living Among Wolves published by The Lyons Press; 1996.
The adventures of Herb and Lois Crisler when they were filming Disney True-Life Adventure White Wilderness.
Crump, Rolly; Heimbuch, Jeff: It's Kind of a Cute Story published by Bamboo Forest Publishing; 2012.
The autobiography of Rolly Crump. A "must-have."
Culhane, John: Disney's
Aladdin, the Making of an Animated Film published by Hyperion; 1992.
Did anyone notice that Robin Williams had been "forgotten" ? This is, however a very good (but short) book, well illustrated and that teaches a lot.
Culhane, John; Disney, Roy E.: Fantasia 2000 - A Vision of Hope published by Hyperion; 1999.
Beautiful book. A bit disapointing though as it lacks in preparatory art.
Culhane, John: Walt Disney's
Fantasia published by Harry N. Abrams; 1983.
The quality of the illustrations is not perfect, the text is.
Culhane, John: Retrospective -Walt Disney
published by Zagreb Film; 1974.
Catalog of the Walt Disney exhibit organized in 1974 for the Zagreb Film Festival.
Culhane, Shamus: Talking
Animals and Other People published by Da Capro Press; April 1998.
The long awaited reprint of the autobiography of a famous animator from the golden age.
Dahl, Lucy: James and the
Giant Peach published by Disney Press; 1996.
A short but beautiful homage to the movie and its making.
Dahl, Roald: The Gremlins
published by Dark Horse Publishing; 2006.
Reprinting of the original book illustrated by Mary Blair and Bill Justice, with an introduction by Leonard Maltin. Short on never-seen-before documents about the project, however.
Dana Jaffe, Elizabeth: Walt Disney (Trailblazers of the Modern World) published by World Almanac Education; 2001.
One more juvenile book.
Darcy, Jen; Eastwood, Jennifer: Disney in Details published by Disney Editions; 2011.
A short park-exclusive. Fun to read.
Darcy, Jen; Eastwood, Jennifer: Let the Memories Begin: Impressions of Walt Disney World published by Disney Editions; 2012.
Cute souvenir book.
Davis, Amy M.: Good Girls And Wicked Witches: Women in Disney's Feature Animation published by Indiana University Press; 2007.
Davis, Marc (illustrator); Roberts Fulton: Chanticleer and the Fox (Disney
Archives) published by Disney Press; 1991.
An excellent book featuring all of the beautiful art developped by legendary animator Marc Davis for the never released short.
De Fornari, Oreste: Disney published by La Nuova Italia; 1978.
A flat biography of Walt in Italian. Nothing new.
DeGaetano, Steve: Welcome Aboard the Disneyland Railroad! published by Steam Passages; 2005.
A "must-have" for all Disney train enthusiasts.
DeGaetano, Steve: From Plantation to Theme Park - The Story of Disneyland Railroad Engine No. 5, the Ward Kimball published by Steam Passages; 2007.
Another "must-have" for all Disney train enthusiasts.
De Hui, Zhong: My Disney Collection published by Guo Shi; 2002.
To my knowledge, this is the first Disney-related book in Mandarin Chinese. No other interest than this, though. A simple catalog of one guy's Disney collection of modern Disney items.
Deja, Andreas: Puss'n Boots published by Lauther
Publications, Inc.; 1994.
Andreas, the supervising animator of Scar, Jafar and Hercules, among others, illustrates Charles Perrault's story. Extremely interesting book for "completists", to my taste.
Della Croce, Marco; Francescano, Danilo; Salvatori, Enrica; Spiritelli, Franco: L'Oro di Zio Paperone published by Abaco; 2000.
A good book in Italian about $crooge around the world. Good tool for specialists and laymen alike. Nicely selected illustrations in black and white.
De Moya, Alvaro: O Mundo de Disney published by Geracao
Fairly good history of Disney from a Brasilian point of view. The only new information, though, is contained in a short chapter about Disney in Brasil. Written in Brasilian.
Diepen, Bruno: Die tollsten Details im
zeichnerischen Werk von Carl Barks published as special issue 4 by Der Donaldist;
A very small book in black and white, written in German that reproduces the best details of Barks' works. For completists.
Diepen, Bruno: Mehr Details aus dem Werk von
Carl Barks published as special issue 18 by Der Donaldist; 1986.
The sequel to the former book.
Di Franco, Jo Ann: Walt Disney, When Dreams Come
True published by Dillon Press; 1985.
Dilts, Robert: Mozart et Disney, Stratégies du Génie published by La
Méridienne/Desclée de Brouwer; 1996.
A very strange and relatively sterile book that tries to analyze the keys of Mozart and Disney's geniuses. Written in French.
Disney, Edward: A Story of Disneys - Some
Myths Explored self-published; 1998.
A book about the whole Disney family history (not just Walt's ancestry) that will rejoice the most hard-core historians. Edward Disney's email address will help you order this book.
Disney Legends published by Disney University; 1997.
A small booklet presenting the European Disney legends honored in 1997 at Disneyland Paris. Fascinating for real Disney historians as it introduces the faces and biographies of some of the people that were instrumental in shaping the history of Disney in Europe.
Disney Hugh: Disneys of Stebanon - A review of an Anglo-Irish
Family from the Time of Cromwell self-published; 1995.
While exploring the book by Edward Disney, I stumbled on this one. However, while this book is about the Disney family, there is no mention of Walt's family, except a one-page introduction.
Disney Miller, Diane: The Story of Walt Disney
published by Holt; 1957 (paperback version by Dell 1959).
This is certainly not an unbiased biography since it was written by Walt's daughter, but it is very refreshing, enjoyable and interesting.
Disneyland Paris, Souvenir Book published by Disneyland Paris; 1996.
A nice soft-cover souvenir book published in at least six different languages.
Disneyland: the First Quarter Century published by Disneyland: 1979.
Disneyland; the First Thirty Years published by Disneyland; 1985.
Disneyland, the First Thirty-Five Years published by Disneyland; 1989.Disneyland 1955 - In Natural Color published by Disney Editions; 2005.
Disney's Animal Kingdom, A Sneak Preview published by Hyperion; 1998.
A short soft-cover book about the making of the fourth theme park of Walt Disney World. Nicely illustrated.
Docter, Pete: Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series: Walt Disney's Nine Old Men: The Flipbooks published by Disney Editions; 2013.
A beautiful product, but a slightly weird concept.
Domenico, Gino: A Day at the New Amsterdam Theatre published by Disney Editions; 2004.
A nicely illustrated book and a good addition to the library of Disney musical and Lion King fans.
Domingo, Jordi: Thematic Stamp Catalogue - Disney published by Domfil; 2000.
The only complete catalogue of Disney stamps I am aware of. Ends in 2000, unfortunately. Written in Spanish and English and published in Barcelona.
Donaldson, John: Warp and Weft: Life Canvas of Herbert Ryman published by Incanio Ltd; 2010.
A very problematic book that needs to be read with an extremely critical mind.
Dorfman, Ariel; Mattelart, Armand: How to read
Donald Duck published by International General; 1975.
Did you know that Donald served colonialist and imperialistic purposes ? On a second level study, this book is funny.
Dos Santos, Roberto Eliseo: Reinventando Quadrinhos published by Editora Paulinias; 2002.
This history of the Disney comic book artists includes a big section on the Brazilian ones with unpublished before information. Written in Portuguese.
Douglass, Don: Another Book published by Don Douglass; date unknown.
The incredibly rare autobiography of former Disney background artist Don Douglass.
Doyle, Mark: The life & works of James Coleman published by Coleman Studios; 1995.
Excellent biography of a great Disney background artist.
Duca, Lo: Le Dessin Animé published by Prisma Editions; 1948.
One of the first French books about animation, it includes a great introduction by Walt. Written in French.
Duchêne, Alain: Walt Disney n'est pas mort published by Favre; 1989.
The author unfortunately forgot to take information about Walt's life before writing this... uh... "biography". Written in French.
Dunham, M.L.: Disney's Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters published by Disney Press; 2004.
No interest. Too focused on the kids audience.
Dunlop, Beth: Building a
Dream, the Art of Disney Architecture published by Hyperion; 1996.
Whereas The Art of Reassurance is about concept art leading to Disney's buildings, Building a Dream is about what has actually been built. Therefore, the visual documents in this book are a little bit less interesting than in the former one.
Dunn, Ann (editor): Brookman Price
Guide for Disney Stamps published by Krause Publications; 1999.
Duvivier, Eleanora: From Mars to Marceline: In Search of Disney published by AuthorHouse; 2009.
Durden, Kent: A Fine and Peaceful Kingdom published by Simon & Schuster; 1975.
This other obscure book by Kent Durden includes a few stories focusing on the eagle Lady and her role in several Disney productions.
Durden, Kent: Gifts of an Eagle published by Simon & Schuster; 1972.
This extremely obscure book by Kent Durden includes two Disney-related chapters focusing on the eagle Lady and her role in several Disney productions.
Earle, Eyvind: Horizon Bound on a Bicycle - The Autobiography of Eyvind Earle published by Eyvind Earle; 1991.
I hesitated for years to include this book on the Disney Books Network as it contains only 16 pages about Eyvind's carreer at Disney, but those are important pages that will be of use to quite a few Disney historians.
Edwards, Scott and Stobener, Bob: Cel Magic, Collecting Animation Art published by Laughs Unlimited Inc; 1991.
Eisenstein, Serguei: Walt Disney
published by Circé; 1991.
This book in French is an extremely odd reflection on Walt's early work by one of Russian cinema geniuses. The thinking is often odd but not totally uninteresting. This essay has been published in English in "Bruno, Edoardo; Ghezzi, Enrico (editors): Walt Disney published by Biennale di Venezia; 1985".
Eisner, Michael; Swartz, Tony: Work in
Progess published by Random House; 1998.
If it weren't for the fact that Michael is shamelessly forgetting dates and events, this might be an interesting book.
Eisner, Michael: Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed published by HarperBusiness; 2011.
Readable if not great.
El Hult, Ruby: An Olympic Mountain Enchantment published by CP Publications; 1989.
The biography of Herb Crisler, one of Disney True-Life Adventures cinematographers.
Eliot, Mark: Walt Disney,
Hollywood's Dark Prince published by Birch Lane Press; 1993.
The latest and by far most stupid and uninteresting "scandalous biography" of Walt. So full of mistakes, guesses, intentional lies and non-intentional ignorances it is hardly worth mentioning.
Emanuelsson, Lars; Ekman, Oskar: Gustaf Tenggren published by Kartago Forlag; 2014.
Finally an in-depth biography about Tenggren. In Swedish, unfortunately.
Emerson, Chad Denver: Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World published by Ayfour Publishing; 2010.
One of the best Disney history books of 2010.
Emerson, Chad (editor): Four Decades of Magic published by Ayefour Publishing; 2011.
A good collection of excellent essays about the history of Walt Disney World.
Eronen, Matti: Carl Barks' Surviving Comic Book Art
A non-illustrated list of the pages of Barks art that survived destruction with a history of how they survived and where they were last seen. A very specialised book for hard-core Barks collectors.
Euro Disney Resort, Le Guide published by Disney Hachette Edition; 1992.
The official guide of Euro Disney Resort. Never updated. This Disney Hachette Edition is written in French, but the book was also released in at least 7 other different languages. Not to be confused with Disneyland Paris or Euro Disney souvenir books.
Euro Disney, Souvenir Book published by Disneyland Paris; 1992.
The hard-cover purple book released just after the Park's opening. Same format as its American equivalents. Nicely illustrated and published in at least six different languages.
Evans, Bill Morgan: Disney World of Flowers
published by Disneyland; 1965.
A description and photographs of the landscaping of the park by its creator, Disney Legend Bill Evans.
Faeti, A.: In Trappola col Topo - Una Lettura di Mickey Mouse
published by Einaudi; 1986.
According to Paolo Castagno: "A sociological analysis of Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse. The Best book about Disney comics I ever read!" Written in Italian.
Fanning, Jim: Sing-Along
Songbook published by Hyperion; 1995.
A nice soft-cover book containing the score and lyrics of Disney's most famous songs as well as introductions by famous Disney historian Jim Fanning.
Fanning, Jim: The Disney
Poster, from Mickey Mouse to Aladdin by Hyperion; 1993.
A selection of some of Disney's nicest original posters.
Fanning, Jim: Walt Disney - Pop Culture Legend
published by Chelsea House Publishers; 1994.
Fanning, Jim: Cinderella - A Dream Come True published by Disney Editions; 2005.
This book is part of the special DVD set released in 2005. It deserves to figure in this list as it features a nice little section about the making of Cinderella, including a few interesting documents and quotes.
Fanning, Jim: Disneyland Challenge published by Disney Editions; 2009.
A nice little introduction to the mysteries of Disneyland.
Faraci, Tito; Baricco, Alessandro; Cavazzano, Giorgio: La Vera Storia Di Novecento published by The Walt Disney Company Italia; 2010.
THis excellent Italian Disney comic book contains an great making-of section (in Italian).
Farber, R.H.: Time to Rewind published by Collectible Collection Ltd.; 2005.
The most complete guide in existence about Disneyana Ingersoll wrist watches (from 1933 to 1939). Very specialized but a great reference for collectors.
Farber, R.H.: Walt Disney - Saving America's Lost Generation published by Collectible Connection Ltd; 2012.
Farrell, Ken: Warmans Disney Collectible Field Guide published by KP Books; 2006.
Not much that does not appear in other Disneyana guides.
Fawcett, John: Works of Art Comics published by Moose Mouse Artworks; 1970.
The Disney-related art of a great Disney collector and delightful artist.
Feild, Robert D.: The Art of Walt Disney
published by Macmillan & Co.; 1942 (English version by Collins 1944).
The first serious book about the Studio, it contains splendid illustrations. The text is a bit dry, though.
Felice, Andrea (editor): Setant' Anni di Fiabe Animate published by Editrice Comic Art; 1999.
A nice book in Italian, but the illustrations are a bit disapointing as no really unknown document is reproduced.
Ferraiuolo, Perucci: Disney and the
Bible published by Horizon Books; 1996.
An analysis of the current Walt Disney Company that uses the literal interpretation of the Bible as its weapon. What can I say about a book so full of mistakes and bad faith (ironic isn't it) that it auto-destroys itself ?
Finch, Chistopher: Walt Disney's America
published by Abbeville Press; 1978.
This book contains amazing documents but is strangely unfocused. An excellent work, though.
Finch, Christopher; Rosenkrantz, Linda: Sotheby's
Collectors Guide: Animation Art published by Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; 1998.
An excellent reference book for collectors.
Finch, Chrisopher: The Art of the
Lion King published by Hyperion; 1994.
From concept to finished animation of what became a real Classic.
Finch, Christopher: The Art of
Walt Disney published by Harry N. Abrams; 1973, updated in 1995 and in 2004.
The images are wonderful, the text is extremely precise and easy to read. What else could one ask for ? The best part of the story is that it was updated twenty years after the first edition. A condensed version was published in 1975.
Finch, Christopher: Winnie the
Pooh - A Celebration of the Silly Old Bear published by Hyperion; June 2000.
This tribute to Winnie contains some lavish artwork coming from the archives.
Finch, Christopher: The CG Story: Computer-Generated Animation and Special Effects published by The Monacelli Press; 2013.
Great book. Up to Finch's usual standards of excellence.
Finnie, Shaun: The Disneylands that Never Were published by Lulu Books; 2006.
A first foray into a fascinating aspect of Disney history, that would deserve a great art-book or an in-depth exploration by a serious Disney historian. An excellent start, though. Pure text and no images for obvious costs and rights reasons, unfortunately.
Finnie, Shaun: The World's Toughest Disney Quiz Book published by Lulu.com; 2012.
Nice little book.
Fisher, Maxime P.: Walt Disney published by
Franklin Watts; 1988.
Fjellman, Stephen M.: Vinyl Leaves
published by Westview; 1992.
A strange and in depth study of Walt Disney World's urban architecture.
Flower, Joe: Prince of the
Magic Kingdom published by Willey; 1991.
Less positive than The Disney Touch, it tackles the Eisner era while summarizing Walt Disney, An American Original and Storming the Magic Kingdom.
Fogarty, Lori (introduction): Pixar - 25 Years of Animation published by Chronicle Books; 2010.
The beautiful catalog of the massive Pixar exhibition that took place in 2010 and 2011 at the Oakland Museum of California.
Foglesong, Richard E.: Married to the Mouse - Walt Disney World and Orlando published by Yale University Press; April 2001.
According to Steve Watts, author of the excellent book The Magic Kingdom : "This book offers shrewd insights into larger issues of urban growth, democratic governance and economic development... a fine piece of work."
Fontana, Franco: Walt Disney World published by Edizioni Panini Modema; 1986.
A book of photos by one of Italy's most famous artists. Strange decision however that the one consisting in photographing the parks empty.
Fonte, Jorge; Mataix, Olga: Walt Disney (3 volumes)
published by T&B Editores; 2000 and 2001.
The first series of books published in spanish about Walt's works. Each volume is 320 pages long. A beautiful series.
Fonte, Jorge: Todo Empezó con un Ratón published by T&B Editores; 2003.
A short book about Disney's cartoons, in Spanish. Not a lot of new information. The best part, to my taste are the few pages about "never released projects".
Fonte, Jorge: John Lasseter published by Catedra; 2013.
No illustrations. In Spanish. Very well researched.
Ford, Barbara: Walt Disney
published by Walker; 1989.
The story of Walt, for children.
Ford, Carin: Walt Disney - Meet the Cartoonist published by Enslow Publishers; 2003.
And one more book about Walt for kids.
Fossati, Franco: Carl Barks, Cronologia Disney Ragionata 1942-1954
published by Epierre; 1984.
According to Paolo Castagno: "The chronological index of Barks works by one of the most famous Italian experts in Disney comics." Written in Italian.
Fossati, Franco: Carl Barks Guide published by Libreria dell'Immagine;
The new, completed edition of the index. Complete listing of Barks' stories including non-Disney ones plus all Italian publications.Written in Italian.
Fossati, Franco: Paolino Paperino published by Pirella;1984.
According to Paolo Castagno: "The "biography" of Donald Duck." Written in Italian.
Fossati, Franco: Topolino- Storia del Topo Più Famoso del Mondo
published by Gammalibri; 1980.
According to Paolo Castagno: "The "biography" of Mickey Mouse." Written in Italian.
Fossati, Franco: Walt Disney e l'Impero Disneyano published by Editori
According to Paolo Castagno: "A presentation of the Disney empire." Written in Italian.
France, Van Arsdale : Window on Main
Street published by Laughter Publication, Inc.; 1991.
The Disneyland years of the man who created the Disney University. The anecdotes are rather funny and as with most of the insiders' biographies it shows Walt, the Studio and the parks from a new and refreshing perspective.
Frankham, David; Holliefield, Jim: Which One Was David? published by BearManor Media; 2012.
excellent autobiography of actor David Frankham which he helped edit. The chapters on David's work for Disney, on One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Ten Who Dared, was obviously the highlight of the book as far as I am concerned. I also enjoyed very much the foreword by our good friend Brian Sibley.
Frantz, Donald: Disney's
Beauty and the Beast, a Celebration published by Hyperion; 1995.
The show is gorgeous, the book is too. A little small, though.
Frantz, Douglas; Collins, Catherine: Celebration, U.S.A. published by Henry Holt & Co.; 1999.
Frick, Devon; Hodge, Tamara: Disneyana
Collectors Guide to 1938-1960 California Pottery; 1998.
A good guide book for specialized collectors.
Fuchs, Wolfgang J. an others: Carl Barks - Bilder aus Entenhausen
published by Württenbergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Nationalmuseet Kobenhaven; 1994.
A very nice small exhibition catalog containing reproductions of some of Barks' oil paintings and short articles by well known experts. Written in Danish and German.
Fuchs, Wolfgang J.; Zeuch, Horst; Walz, Michael F.: Disney Galerie - Kunst aus Entenhausen published by Egmont Ehapa Verlag; 2001.
A nice collection of parodies of famous movies and famous paintings including the Disney ducks. In German.
Funicello, Annette and Romanowski, Patricia: A Dream is a
Wish your Heart Makes, My Story published by Hyperion; 1994.
The autobiography of the most famous Mouseketeer.
Furniss, Maureen: Animation - Art and Industry published by John Libbey Publishing; 2009.
The essays by Charles Solomon about Disney's wartime cartoons and by J.B. Kaufman about Margaret Winkler make this book a worthwhile addition to our libraries.
Gabler, Neal: Walt Disney - The Triumph of the American Imagination published by Knopf; 2006.
This is defintely a "must-have". Neal Gabler had full access to the Disney Archives for this biography and the quality of his research is equivalent to that of Steve Watts'.
Gadducci, Fabio; Tavosanis, Mirko: Casa Disney - Autori e Diritto d'Autore published by Punto Zero; 2000.
A well documented small book in Italian without illustartions about the copyright problems of Disney comic book artist. Not very kind to the Company. Contains interviews with artists Luciano Bottaro, Don Rosa and Marco Rota.
Gans, Grobian: Die Ducks - Psychogramm einer Sippe published by
Wissenschaftliche Verlagsanstalt zur Pflege Deutschen Sinngutes im Heinz Moos Verlag;
1970. (republished in 1972 as a paperback by Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag)
According to Frank Fabian: "This publication marks the beginning of German donaldism. Tries to analyse the psychology of the Ducks thanks to Barks' stories." Written in German.
Gans, Martin S.: Das wahre Leben des Donald D. published by Kolkhorst
According to Frank Fabian: "Humoristical pseudo-biography of Donald revealing his alleged scandalous life. Not very funny, though. The author's name is a parody of Grobian Gans (see above)." Written in German.
Garvin, John: After Carl Barks: Painting Fine-Art Cartoons in Oils published by Enchanted Images; 2011.
Some astounding visual documents in this excellent book.
Gasca, Luis: El Mundo Magico de Mickey Mouse published by Editorial La Mascara;
This catalog published during a Spanish exhibit contains some fascinating Spanish items from Luis Gasca's collection. The rest is of little interest. Written in Spanish.
Geisel, Theodor: Walt Disney's
The Life of Donald Duck re-published by Applewood Books; 1994 (originally published in
Presented by Applewood in a hardcover box including a greeting Card from Carl Barks and a CD featuring a chat between Barks and Donald, this nice story book (the only one included in this listing) has acquired a special status, as the auto-proclaimed official biography of Donald Duck. Nice book.
Genaway, Sam: Walt and the Promise of Progress City published by Ayefour Publishing; 2011.
Well research and well written.
Gennaway, Sam: The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream published by Unofficial Guides; 2013.
One of the best Disney History books of 2013. The best history of Disneyland to date.
Gerstein, David (editor): Mickey and the Gang - Classic Stories in Verse published by Gemstone Publishing; 2005.
The complete Disney Good Housekeeping Pages. A "must-have". One of the most fascinating Disney books published this year thanks to all the extra material collected by David Gerstein.
Gerstein, David (editor): Disney Comics: 75 Years of Innovation published by Gemstone Publishing; 2006.
The equivalent for comics of what the Walt Disney Treasures DVDs are to regular Disney DVDs. A must have for any Disney comics enthusiast. Contains good editorial material. Should hopefully be the first of a very long series.
Gerstein, David (editor): Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "Race to Death Valley" published by Fantagraphics Books; 2011.
One of the 5 best Disney history books of 2011.
Gerstein, David (editor): Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "Trapped on Treasure Island" published by Fantagraphics Books; 2011.
One of the very best Disney history books of 2011.
Gerstein, David (editor): Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "High Noon at Inferno Gulch" published by Fantagraphics Books; 2012.
The third volume in a really great series.
Gerstein, David (editor): Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "House Of The Seven Haunts!" published by Fantagraphics Books; 2011.
The fourth volume in a really great series.
Gerstein, David (editor): Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Color Sundays Vol. 1 "Call Of The Wild published by Fantagraphics; 2013.
One of the best Disney History books of 2013.
Gerstein, David (editor): Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Color Sundays: "Robin Hood Rides Again" published by Fantagraphics; 2013.
Another fantastic instalment in this "must-have" series.
Gerstein, David (editor): Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: "Outwits The Phantom Blot" published by Fantagraphics; 2014.
Splendid new instalment in a marvelous series.
Gerstein, David (editor): Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: "Lost In Lands Long Ago" published by Fantagraphics; 2014.
One more volume in a great series.
Ghez, Didier : Disneyland Paris - From Sketch to Reality published by Nouveau Millenaire Edition; 2002.
A 320 page artbook about the Art and the Making of Disneyland Paris containing more than 750 illustrations (artwork, renderings and photos). Published simultaneously in French and in English. A limited edition printed on a special very high quality paper and containing four special prints of Walt Disney Studios concept art has also been released. Check www.dlpbook.com for more information on where to find the book and how to buy it.
Ghez, Didier: Mickey! published by Banco Real; 2005.
Catalog of the Mickey exhibit that happened in Sao Paulo from October 2 to October 24, 2004. Includes many photos of rare Disneyana items from the '30s and '40s from all around the world as well as never-seen-before artwork from the 1940s version of the never released animated project The Three Musketeers. In Portuguese.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 1 published by Xlibris; 2005.
The Walt's People series is a collection of the best interviews ever conducted with Disney artists.
Contributors to the series include noted Disney experts Robin Allan, Paul F. Anderson, Michael Barrier, J.B. Kaufman, Jim Korkis, Mike Lyons and John Province.
Walt's People - Volume 1 includes in-depth interviews with artists Rudy Ising, Dave Hand, Bill Tytla, Ken Anderson, Jack Hannah, John Hench, Marc Davis, Milt Kahl, Harper Goff and Joyce Carlson and discusses among many other subjects the Disney Studio before Mickey Mouse, the challenges in directing Snow White, the making of Destino with Dali, the process that led to the production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the frustrations and joys of Marc Davis and Milt Kahl and the creation of It's a Small World. It contains hundreds of new stories about the Studio and its artists and should delight even the most serious historians and enthusiasts.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 2 published by Xlibris; 2005.
Walt's People - Volume 2 includes interviews with artists Friz Freleng, Grim Natwick, Frank Tashlin, Ward Kimball, Floyd Gottfredson, Herb Ryman, Frank Thomas, Eric Larson, Woolie Reitherman, Rick Rich and Glen Keane. It is 100 longer than volume 1 and should delight even the most serious Disney historians.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 3 published by Xlibris; 2006.
Walt's People - Volume 3 includes interviews with artists James Algar, Lee Blair, Jack Bradbury, Andreas Deja, Joe Grant, Ben Sharpsteen, Bill Justice, Volus Jones, Ward Kimball, Burny Mattinson, Floyd Norman, Bill Peet, and Tony Strobl.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 4 published by Xlibris; 2007.
Walt's People - Volume 4 includes interviews with artists Roger Armstrong, Ted Berman, Marc Davis, Virginia Davis, Lou Debney, Eric Goldberg, Joe Grant, Stan Green, Peter Ellenshaw, John Hench, Dick Huemer, Dick Moores, Floyd Norman, Dale Oliver, Leo Salkin, Brian Sibley, and Roy Williams.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 5 published by Xlibris; 2007.
Walt's People - Volume 5 includes interviews with artists James Algar, Bill Anderson, Buddy Baker, Jack Bradbury, George Bruns, Alice Davis, Marc Davis, Al Dempster, Bill Evans, Vance Gerry, Hugh Harman, T. Hee, Winston Hibler, Lynn Karp, Ward Kimball, Dave Michener, Nadine Missakian, John Musker and Ron Clements, Maurice Noble, Fess Parker, Walt Peregoy, Walt Stanchfield, Erwin Verity, and Bill Walsh.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 6 published by Xlibris; 2008.
Walt's People - Volume 6 includes interviews with Ken Anderson, Roger Broggie, Larry Clemmons, Claude Coates, Marvin Davis, Diane Disney Miller, Edna Disney, Lillian Disney, Roy O. Disney, Sharon Disney, Joe Fowler, Joe Hale, Bud Hester, Steve Hulett, Ken Hultgren, Dick Irvine, Wilfred Jackson, Fred Joerger, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, I. Klein, Eric Larson, Ron Miller, Ken O'Connor, Maurice Rapf, Frank Reilly, Carl Stalling, Iwao Takamoto, and Frank Thomas.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 7 published by Xlibris; 2009.
Walt's People - Volume 7 features in-depth interviews with artists Ken Anderson, X. Atencio, Billy Bletcher, John Carey, Adriana Caselotti, Marc Davis, John Ewing, Carl Fallberg, George Goepper, Hazel George, John Hench, Wilfred Jackson, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Bob Kurtz, Jimmy Macdonald, Tom McKimson, Clarence Nash, Grim Natwick, William Rast, Paul Smith, Art Stevens, Frank Thomas, Harry Tytle, and Grace Turner.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 8 published by Xlibris; 2009.
Walt's People - Volume 8 features in-depth interviews with Bill Anderson, Dale Baer, Carl Barks, Welton Becket, James Bodrero, Harriet Burns, Les Clark, Bill Cottrell, Lou Debney, Ruth Disney Beecher, Roy E. Disney, Blaine Gibson, Floyd Gottfredson, Don Griffith, Theo Halladay about Sylvia Holland, Jack Hannah, Bud Hester, Jim MacDonald, Herb Ryman, Retta Scott, Ben Sharpsteen, Bob Sherman, Ken Southworth, Robert Stevenson, Al Taliaferro, Donn Tatum, Harry Tytle, Dolores Voght, Card Walker, Tommie Wilck, and Charles Wolcott.
Ghez, Didier: Walt's People - Volume 9 published by Xlibris; 2010.
Walt's People - Volume 9 features in-depth interviews with Ken Anderson, Art Babbitt, Jack Bradbury and Mary Jim Carp, Paul Carlson, Les Clark, Jack Cutting, Jack Ferges, Bob Foster, Joe and Jennie Grant, Victor Haboush, Thurston Harper, Fred Joerger, Ollie Johnston, Bob Jones, Margaret Kerry, Burny Mattinson, Frank McSavage, Bill Melendez, Ken O’Connor, Walt Peregoy, Thor Putman, Fanny Rabin about Art Babbitt, Art Scott, Tom Sito, Julie Svendsen, and Berny Wolf.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 10 published by Xlibris; 2011.
Walt’s People - Volume 10 features in-depth interviews conducted by Bob Thomas with James Algar, Bill Anderson, Ken Anderson, Roger Broggie, George Bruns, Harriet Burns, Larry Clemmons, Bill Cottrell, Marc Davis, Marvin Davis, Edna Disney, Lillian Disney, Roy E. Disney, Walt Disney, Robert Foster, Joe Fowler, Hazel George, Harper Goff, John Hench, Winston Hibler, Dick Huemer, Dick Irvine, Ub Iwerks, Wilfred Jackson, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, John Lounsbery, Ham Luske, Walt Pfeiffer, Joe Potter, Woolie Reitherman, Wathel Rogers, Herb Ryman, Robert Stevenson, Donn Tatum, Frank Thomas, Dolores Voght, Card Walker, and Bill Walsh.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 11 published by Xlibris; 2011.
Walt's People - Volume 11 features in-depth interviews with Ray Aragon, Frank Armitage, Brad Bird, Carl Bongirno, Roger Broggie, George Bruns, Ed Catmull, Don R. Christensen, Andreas Deja, Jules Engel, Joe Hale, John Hench, Mark Henn, John Hubley, Glen Keane, Ted Kierscey, Ward Kimball, I. Klein, Mike Lah, Eric Larson, Ed Love, Daniel MacManus, Tom Nabbe, Carl Nater, Dale Oliver, Walt Pfeiffer, Jacques Rupp, David Snyder, Iwao Takamoto, Shirley Temple, Frank Thomas, Ruthie Tompson, and Richard Williams.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 12 published by Xlibris; 2012.
Walt’s People - Volume 12 features in-depth interviews with Milt Albright, Lloyd Beebe, Bill Bosché, Olive Bosché, Les Clark, Larry Clemmons, Evelyn Coats, Del Connell, Jack Couffer, Alice Disney Allen, Charlie Downs, Al Eugster, Sammy Fain, Warren Garst, Theo Halladay about Sylvia Holland, Marge Hudson, Kim Irvine, Milt Kahl, Ralph Kent, Jack Kloepper, Burny Mattinson, Paul Murry, Mel Shaw, and Leota Toombs.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 13 published by Theme Park Press; 2013.
Volume 13, the first published by Theme Park Press with an improved layout and stringent editing, features such Disney legends as Roy E. Disney, Blaine Gibson, X Atencio, Fess Parker, Don Iwerks, Bob Moore, Tony Baxter, Floyd Gottfredson, and over twenty other Disney notables who reminisce about careers spanning from the 1920s through the present.
Ghez, Didier (editor): Walt's People - Volume 14 published by Theme Park Press; 2013.
The interviews and articles in Walt's People represent a treasure trove of research for Disney scholars—but more important, they're entertaining, down-to-earth stories that will please any fan eager to learn more about Disney. You don't need a Ph.D. in Disney Studies to enjoy the recollections and anecdotes from such Disney luminaries as Admiral Joe Fowler, Bill Justice, Joe Grant, Eddie Sotto, and over half a dozen others.
Ghez, Didier: Walt's People - Volume 15 published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
Ghez, Didier: Disney's Grand Tour published by Theme Park Press; 2013.
The complete story of Walt's trip to Europe in 1935. Most of the information in this book is brand new. Most of the 60 illustrations have never or seldom been seen before. My best book to date, fruit of close to 25 years of intense research.
Ginch, Bill and Miranda, Fred: The Official
Disney Trivia Book published by Paperjacks; 1988.
The first trivia book about Disney, it was published before the famous series of "ultimate" trivia books by Dave Smith and Kevin Neary.
Giroux, Henry A.: The Mouse that
Roared - Disney and the End of Innocence published by Rowman & Littlefield;
What can you expect with a title like this one ?
Girveau, Bruno (curator): Il Etait une Fois Walt Disney published by RMN; 2006.
The catalog of the best Disney exhibition ever exhibit, taking place at Le Grand Palais in Paris starting on September 15, 2006. Contains a large quantity of marvelous never-seen-before artwork as well as in-depth texts by Charles Solomon and Robin Allan among others. A "must have."
Gisle, Jon: Donaldismen - en muntert-vitenskapelig studie over Donald Duck og
hans verden; 1973.
The book that coined the terms Donaldism and Donaldist. Written in Norwegian. A revised edition was published in 2006.
Giaever, Anders: Jakten Paa Onkel Walt: Fire Naer-Disney-Opplevelser published by Cappelen; 2001.
Written in Norwegian. Mostly sociological theory about Disney, save for a good chapter about the author's visit to Barks.
Goldmark, Daniel; Keil, Charlie: Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood published by University of California Press; 2011.
A few good essays about Disney in this book.
Gordon, Bruce; Mumford, David: A Brush with Disney - An Artist's Journey, Told through the Words and Works of Herbert Dickens Ryman published by Camphor Tree Pub.; 2000.
An absolute must have for Disney historians. Great book. Fantastic artwork.
Gordon, Bruce; Mumford, David: Disneyland,
the Nickel Tour published by Camphor Tree Publishers; 1995 and new updated version 2000.
The most in-depth history of Disneyland to date by two of the most knowledgeable Imagineers on the subject. The collection of postcards that illustrates it is also worth the buy in itself. A new updated version was published in January 2000.
Gordon, Bruce; Kurtti, Jeff: Disney Insider Yearbook published by Disney Editions; 2006.
Not a fascinating subject, but the book is extremely well done and beautifully illustrated.
Gori, Leonardo; Stajano, Francesco: Floyd Gottfredson
published by Comic Art; 1998.
Superb book about the best Disney comic book artist along with Barks. A must have for Disney comics enthusiasts. Written in Italian.
Gori, Leonardo; Gaducci, Fabio; Lama, Sergio: Eccetto Topolino. Lo scontro culturale tra il fascismo e il fumetto published by Nicola Pesce Editore; 2011.
One of the very best Disney history books of 2011. Written in Italian.
Gourdin, Henri: Walt Disney, Bâtisseur de Rêves published by Domens; 1995.
One of the worst biographies of Walt. The author has shamefully borrowed from the studies of Bob Thomas and some other great biographers to build an uninteresting, badly written text, that even contains a few mistakes. No primary research has been done. No attention has been given to this book. None should be. Written in French.
Grant, John: Encyclopedia
of Walt Disney's Animated Characters published by Hamlyn 1987; updated versions
published by Hyperion 1993 and 1998.
Contains most of the information you may want on major or minor characters and on the animated features. The illustration are of top quality. The who's who of Disney's universe. Updated on a regular basis.
Great Moments from the Films of Walt Disney
published by The Rutledge Press; 1981.
Huge photographs from Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi, Dumbo, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty with small commentaries.
Greene, Katherine and Richard: The Man Behind
the Magic published by Viking; 1991.
Another biography of Walt for kids.
Greene, Katherine and Richard: Inside the Dream : The Personal Story of Walt Disney published by Hyperion; 2001.
One of the two books not to be missed at the end of 2001 this year along with The Nine Old Men by Canemaker.
Green, Howard; Green, Amy: Remembering
Walt - Favorite Memories of Walt Disney published by Hyperion; 1999.
The greatest collection of memories on one Walt Disney ever compiled. An extremely good book containing some never seen before pictures of Walt.
Green, Howard: The Tarzan
Chronicles published by Hyperion; 1999.
A book written by Howard Green is almost bound to be excellent.This book is only one out of two "making of" books released along with Tarzan. It is the most lavish of the two.
Griffin, Sean: Tinker Belles
and Evil Queens - The Walt Disney Company from the Inside Out published by New York
University Press; December 1999.
Once again with that kind of books, the title says it all. Disney's relationship to the gay universe.
Grossman, Austin: Art of Epic Mickey published by Disney Editions; 2011.
Beautiful art book.
Grote, Johnny A.: Carl Barks Werkverzeichnis der Comics published by Ehapa;
A huge annoted bibliography of The Duck Master. Written in German.
Grote, Johnny: Der Stammbaum der Ducks published by Ehapa; 1999.
Good book in German about the Duck family according to Barks.
Grote, Johnny A.: Who's Who in Entenhausen published by Ehapa Comic
Written in German by one of the most famous German duck expert.
Grote, Johnny A.; Berner, Horst : Thanks Carl ! - In Memoriam Carl Barks published by Ehapa Comics Collection; 2000.
A splendid homage to Carl Barks in German. Contains some great drawings by artists all around the world paying a tribute to the Duck Man, including Uderzo, Loisel, Daan Jippes,...
Grover, Ron: The Disney
Touch published by Business One Irwin; 1991.
How Eisner and Wells revamped Disney and made it what it is today. Updated in 1997. I consider this book as being part of a triptych of Disney reference books about the history of the company: first the official biography by Bob Thomas (1901-1966), second Storming the Magic Kingdom by John Taylor (1967-1984) and third this one (1985-today).
Guedel, Heidi: Animatrix - A Female Animator - How Laughter Saved my Life published by IUniverse, Inc.; 2003.
This autobiography of Heidi Guedel, who used to be a Disney animator, contains great stories about the post-Walt and pre-Eisner era. An excellent read.
Gurr, Bob: Design: Just for Fun published by Ape Pen Publishing; 2012.
The long-awaited autobiography of Imagineer Bob Gurr. A "must have".
Hahn, Don: Disney's
Animation Magic published by Disney Press; 1996.
One of Disney's most famous producers explains the animation process to kids. In the meantime, the book reproduces a few interesting documents from the most recent era of Disney's animation.
Hahn, Don: Disney's
Animation Kit published by Hyperion; 1999.
A guide for children on how to animate, by the famous Disney producer Don Hahn. Includes a brief history of animation.
Hahn, Don: The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age published by Disney Editions; 2008.
A great general audience book beautifully illustrated with artwork for the latest Disney movies.
Hahn, Don: Brain Storm: Unleashing Your Creative Self published by Disney Editions; 2011.
This is basically a new, completely updated and expanded version on Don's previous book, Dancing Corn Dogs in the Night.
Hake, Ted: The Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles published by House of Collectibles; 2005.
A reference as important to collectors as the Tomart´s Disneyana.
Hake, Ted: The Official Price Guide to Mickey Mouse Collectibles published by House of Collectibles; 2008.
Absolutely nothing new in the black and white book.
Haller, Ray: Just when you Thought it was Safe to go
to the Park published by Ray Haller; 1994.
The second volume from our witty Disneyland cast member.
Haller, Ray: You should never have asked about his
job published by Ray Haller.
Ray is a cast member and his funny drawings about the parks are hilarious.
Hammontree, Marie: Walt Disney,
Young Movie Maker published by Aladdin Paperbacks; 1997.
One more juvenile biography of Walt.
Hand, David: Memoirs published by Martha Hand; 1986.
The very interesting autobiography of one of Disney's geniuses of concept art.
Handke, Daniel; Hunt, Vanessa: Poster Art of the Disney Parks publisher Disney Editions; 2012.
The long-awaited book about all the Disney parks posters from around the world. A "must-have" for Disney parks enthusiasts.
Hansford, Dee: Gardens of
Walt Disney World Resort published by The Walt Disney Company; 1988.
Perfect art-book about the vegetation and landscaping of the magic kingdoms.
Hardin, Terri: Tales From Terri: A Disney Sculptor's Life - Volume one published by Terri Hardin; 2013.
Harper, John L.: Mineral King: Public concern with government policy published by Pacifica Pub. Co; 1982.
Very serious Disney-related history at its best.
Hartung, Peter: Manden og anden - en bog om Carl Barks published by
According to Ole Nielsen: "A shallow biography of Barks. The last third of the books is about Barks visit in Copenhagen." Written in Danish.
Hauser, Tim: The Art of WALL.E published by Chronicle Books; 2008.
This series is consistenly perfect. This book is no exception.
Hauser, Tim: The Art of Up published by Chronicle Books; 2009.
A great book in a great series.
Hauser, Tim: The Pixar Treasures published by Disney Editions; 2009.
Same creative format as The Disney Treasures. In other words an excellent book.
Hegener, Michiel : Het Duckdenken published by Contact Uitgeverij; 2000.
A book about "duckthinking" with illustrations from Barks comics. In Dutch.
Heide, Robert and Gilman, John: Cartoon
Collectibles published by Doubleday; 1983.
Nothing new when you already posses the Munsey and the Tomart. Re-published in 1994 by Hyperion as Disneyana.
Heide, Robert; Gilman; John: The Mickey
Mouse Watch: From the Beginning of Time published by Hyperion; 1997.
Nothing much to say about this small, well-illustrated and well documented book. A good reference for collectors.
Heide, Robert; Gilman, John; Peterson, Monique (Contributor); White, Patrick J.: Mickey Mouse - The Evolution, The Legend, The Phenomenon ! published by Disney Editions; 2001.
Nothing much is new in that book, apart from a few photos of european Disneyana. But the design is extremely nice and the reading enjoyable.
Heimbuch, Jeff: Main Street Windows: A Complete Guide to Disney's Whimsical Tributes published by Orchard Hill Press; 2014.
Helnwein, Gottfred: Wer Ist Carl Barks published by Neff; 1994.
Fascinating art book about Bark's style and drawings. Written in German but mostly composed of reproductions of barksian art, this work can be of interest even to non-German speakers.
Helnwein, Gottfried: Donald Duck... Und die Ente ist Mensch geworden published by Karikatur Museum Krems; 2007.
A splendid catalog about a Carl Barks exhibition that took place in Austria. Written in German.
Heminway, John: Disney Magic: The Launching of a Dream published by
This small book is a stunning work about the making of the new Disney cruise ship. Beautiful artwork, very interesting text. Too short. This book was offered to journalists during the launch.
Hench, John: Designing Disney published by Disney Editions; 2003.
Full of never seen before artwork and fascinating insights by veteran Imagineer and Disney Legend John Hench, this book is without the slighest bit of doubt a must have for all Disney park enthusiasts.
Henderson, Mary: The New Amsterdam : The Biography of a Broadway Theater published by Hyperion; 1997.
A beautiful book about a beautiful Disney-owned theater.
Hiaasen, Carl: Team Rodent:
How Disney Devours the World published by Ballantine Books;1998.
A long and boring essay attacking the Walt Disney Company for its negative influence on today's universe. Nothing new from previous anti-Disney tirades.
Higgins, Steven; Magliozzi, Ronald S.: Pixar - At the Museum of Modern Art published by MoMA; 2006.
The catalog of the MoMA exhibit. A must-have for any Pixar enthusiast.
Hischak, Thomas; Robinson, Mark A.: The Disney Song Encyclopedia published by The Scarecrow Press; 2009.
A good reference book, but not necessarily a must-have.
Hischak, Thomas S.: Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary published by Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub; 2011.
Interesting, but too expensive.
Hoffman, David: Disneyland: Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places published by Metro Books; 2008.
Fun little book. Definitely not a "must-have".
Holliss, Richard and Sibley Brian: Mickey Mouse,
His Life and Times by HP. Books; 1986.
The title says it all, but let us add that Richard Holliss and Brian Sibley are two of the best English Disney experts, also authors of The Disney Studio Story and The Making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Holliss, Richard; Sibley Brian: The Disney
Studio Story published by Crown; 1988.
Two parts. One is the complete history of the studio, the other is a complete filmography with commentaries. This is a must have. If only for the illustrations. But the anecdotes are also fascinating. Very in-depth book.
Holliss, Richard; Sibley Brian: Walt Disney's
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & the Making of the Classic Film published by
An excellent, if a bit short, "making of". Originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1987, then reprinted by Hyperion.
Hollis, Tim and Ehrbar, Gregory: Mouse Tracks - The Story of Walt Disney Records published by University Press of Mississippi; 2006.
An excellent reference book for Disney record enthusiasts and collectors that unveils a minor but quite interesting aspect of Disney history.
Houghton Comfort, Mildred: Walt Disney, Master of Fantasy published by T.S.
Houlberg Hansen, Niels: Egmont & Co. - 50 ar med dansk produktion af Disney-serier published by Damcon.dk; 2009.
Great history of the famous publisher of Disney comics. Written in Danish.
Huddleston, Robert: Edmundo published by Virtualbookworm.com Publishing; 2007.
A very astonishing book about Disney's representative in Spain in the '40s.
Hulett, Steve: Mouse in Transition: An Insider's Look at Disney Feature Animation published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
A wonderful autobiography. A "must-have".
Hurter, Albert: He Drew as He Pleased published
by Simon and Schuster; 1948.
A collection of drawings and sketches by one of the Studio's best designers in the '30s and '40s, one of those who influenced heavily the look of Snow White and Pinocchio. A very rare and very desirable book. I am still looking for my copy of this specialized masterpiece.
Huntington, Grace: Please Let Me Fly! published by Lulu.com; 2010.
The autobiography of Disney's first storywoman. A great document.
The Imagineers: Imagineering Way - Unharnessing the Power of Creative Thinking published by Disney Press; 2003.
Good read with excellent anecdotes.
Imagineers, The: The Imagineering Field Guide to EPCOT and Walt Disney World published by Disney Editions; 2006.
A great series.
The Imagineers: The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World published by Disney Editions; 2007.
The rest of the series is excellent. This book should is no exception.
The Imagineers: The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland published by Disney Editions; 2008.
Fouth installment in an excellent series.
Imagineers, The: The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios published by Disney Editions; 2010.
New installment in a good series.
InterDuck: Art of the Duckomenta published by Ehapa; 2010.
What would art history be like if the world had been populated by the Disney Ducks? Fantastic and huge catalog in French, English and German.
Isbouts, J. P.: Discovering Walt Disney published by Hyperion; 2001.
A juvenile book about Walt.
Iwerks, Leslie; Kenworthy, John : The Hand Behind the Mouse - An Intimate Biography of Ub Iwerks, The Man Walt Disney Called the Greatest published by Hyperion; 2001.
An exeptionnal book that will definitely become a classic among Disney historians. An absolute must have. Almost as essential as the biography of Walt by Bob Thomas.
Jachnin, Boris: Walt Disney published by CS Filmovy Uslav; 1989.
The first biography of Walt written in Czech. The illustrations are all very famous. No document is really original in this work. Most of the iconography is of poor quality. An oddity, though.
Jackson, Kathy Merlock: Walt Disney, a
Bio-Bibliography published by Greenwood Press; 1993.
By trying to do too much in too few pages, Kathy does not really succeed in creating an in-depth reference book. The bibliography is interesting, though.
Jackson, Kathy Merlock (editor): Walt Disney - Conversations published by University Press of Mississippi; 2006.
Let's admit it, this is a book I would have loved to create. A "must-have" without hesitation.
Jackson, Kathy Merlock; West Mark I.: Walt Disney, from Reader to Storyteller: Essays on the Literary Inspirations published by Mcfarland & Co; 2014.
A few good essays, but too expensive for what it is.
America on Parade published by Harry N. Abrams; 1975.
A book about the ceremonies held in 1976 in the Disney parks.
James, L.: Mickey's Drawing Class published by Simon & Shuster; 1983.
Johnson, Jimmy (author); Ehrbar, Greg; Ghez, Didier (editors): Inside the Whimsy Works: My Life with Walt Disney Productions published by University Press of Mississippi; 2014.
The autobiography of the President of the Walt Disney Music Company, written in 1975 and released for the first time. A fascinating look at the world of Disney business and "Roy´s boys."
Johnson, Mindy: Tinker Bell - An Evolution published by Disney Editions; 2013.
One of the very best Disney-history books of 2013.
Jones, Angie; Oliff, Jamie: Thinking Animation - Bridging the Path Between 2D and CG published by Course Technology PTR; 2006.
A bit technical, but the number of former or current Disney artists contributing to it (Eric Goldberg, Floyd Norman, Tony Bancroft,...) make it worthwhile for readers that are not also animators.
Jones, Tom (introduction by): Walt Disney's
Christmas Treasury published by Abbeville Press; 1978.
According to the Library of Congress: "An anthology of Christmas stories, illustrations, comic strips, posters and other miscellanea featuring Disney characters."
Jones, Wesley: Mousecatraz published by E.J. Communications; 2006.
Stories from cast members. Fun, but not very interesting.
Julius, Jessica: The Art of Big Hero 6 published by Chronicle Books; 2014.
I love this series by Chronicle Books.
Jungersen, Frederik G.: Disney published by Det Danske Filmmuseum; 1968.
Nothing really new in this Danish biography of Walt. No new photos, no new info, just a really nice cover featuring Walt with a paper hat.
Jungk, Peter: The Perfect American published by Handsel Books; 2004.
A novel about the last days of Walt translated from the German language. Not an enjoyable read.
Justice, Bill: Justice for Disney published by Tomart Publications; 1992.
The autobiography of the man who drew Chip and Dale, animated most of Disneyland attractions and is the nicest person you will ever meet at a Disneyana convention ("Give me a napkin ! I'll draw for you since you seem to enjoy it as much as I do !").
Kallay, William: The Making of Tron: How Tron Changed Visual Effects and Disney Forever published by William Kallay; 2011.
One of the very best Disney history books of 2011.
Kauffmann, Bernd (editor): Die Duckomenta published by Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung; 2003.
The catalog of a German exhibit of works that parody famous masterpieces using the Disney Ducks. Interesting. Written in German (but little text).
Kaufman, JB: South of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program 1941-1948 published by Disney Editions; 2009.
The best Disney history book of 2009. A "must-have".
Kaufman, J.B.: The Walt Disney Family Museum published by Disney Editions; 2009.
Nice little catalog of the Walt Disney Family Museum. Nothing very special in it, though.
Kaufman, JB: The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs published by Weldon Owen; 2012.
The best Disney history book of 2012.
Kaufman, JB: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film published by Weldon Owen; 2012.
The catalog of the Snow White exhibition held at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Beautiful and huge.
Keller, Keith: The Mickey
Mouse Club Scrapbook published by Grosset and Dunlap; 1975.
The essential book about what may have been your favorite program a few decades ago.
Khalaf, Tamara: Disney's Dogs published by Disney Editions; 2008.
An excellent small art-book with almost no text, unfortunately.
Kilpatrick, Mell; Thie, Carlene: A Photographer's Life with Disney Under Construction published by Ape Pen Publishing; 2002.
This splendid book of black and white photgraphs is part of a 3 book series. A must have for any serious Disneyland enthusiast.
Kilpatrick, Mell; Thie, Carlene: Disney Early Years Through the Eyes of a Photographer published by Ape Pen Publishing; 2002.
The second volume of a splendid three book series.
Kilpatrick, Mell; Thie, Carlene: Disney Years Seen Through the Photographer's Lens published by Ape Pen Publishing; 2002.
The third volume of a splendid three book series.
Kilpatrick, Mell; Thie, Carlene: Disneyland, the Beginning published by Ape Pen Publishing; 2003.
This book of more than 120 color photographs about Disneyland, the fourth by Carlene Thie and Mell Kilpatrick is a beauty.
Kilpatrick, Mell; Thie, Carlene: Homecoming - Destination Disneyland published by Ape Pen Publishing; 2005.
The best book in Carlene's great series.
Kimball, Ward: Art Afterpieces published by
Pocket Books in 1964, re-published by Price, Stern, Sloan in 1975.
This book contains a nice collection of very funny parodies of famous paintings (not related to Disney) by Disney Legend Ward Kimball. Nice to have for completists.
Kinney, Jack: Walt Disney
and other assorted characters published by Harmony Books; 1988.
A look at the studio by one of the men who "created the magic", enjoyed it at times, hated it sometimes and worked a lot on the Goofy shorts.
Kobayashi, Shinichiro: Tokyo DisneySea published by Tokyo Disneyland; 2007.
A fabulous art-book by award-winning Kobayashi. Kober, J. Jeff: Disney's Hollywood Studios published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
Koehler, William R.: The Wonderful World of Disney
Animals published by Howell Book House; 1979.
According to the Library of Congress: "Presents a behind-the-scenes account of the techniques and trials of training various animals who have appeared in Disney productions."
Koenig, David: Mouse Tales
published by Bonaventure Press; 1994.
What a cast member suffers to entertain his public. At times funny.
Koenig, David: Mouse Under
Glass published by Bonaventure Press; 1997.
A book about the inspirations, "secrets" and tidbits of information about Disney's animated features. Nothing is really new, but it's summarized in a nice way.
Koenig, David: More Mouse Tales - A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland published by Bonaventure Press; 1999.
A nice and fun addition to David's series.
Koenig, David: Realityland: True-life Adventures at Walt Disney World published by Bonaventure Press; 2007.
A great read based on many excellent interviews.
Korkis, Jim: The Vault of Walt published by Ayfour; 2010.
A must have. Very clearly one of the very best Disney books of 2010.
Korkis, Jim: The Vault of Walt: Volume 2 published by Theme Park Press; 2013.
The second volume in Jim's fascinating series
Korkis, Jim: Who's Afraid of the Song of the South? and Other Forbidden Disney Stories published by Theme Park Press; 2012.
The ultimate book about the making of of Song of the South (no illustrations) plus some marvelous essays about other Disney "mysteries". A must-have.
Korkis, Jim: The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told published by Theme Park Press; 2012.
Definitely worth picking up. Well written, well edited and full of new information.
Korkis, Jim: The Book of Mouse: A Celebration of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse published by Theme Park Press; 2013.
A "must-have" if there was one. Korkis, Jim: Who's the Leader of the Club?: Walt Disney's Leadership Lessons published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
Another very enjoyable book by Jim Korkis.
Korkis, Jim: Animation Anecdotes: The Hidden History of Classic American Animation published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
Full of delightful stories.
Korkis, Jim: The Vault of Walt: Volume 3: Even More Unofficial Disney Stories Never Told published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
Another great installment in Jim Korkis' famous series.
Kotek, Joël; Pasamonik, Didier: Mickey à Gurs: Les Carnets de dessin de Horst Rosenthal published by Calmann-Lévy; 2014.
Totally off-the-beaten-track book reproducing the Mickey Mouse comic book from a WWII prisoner of war. In French.
Kothenschulte, Daniel: Walt Disney - ein vergessener Künstler published by Schüren; 2002.
One more monography about Walt. Written in German.
Krasniewicz, Louise; Blitz, Michael: Walt Disney: A Biography published by Greenwood Pub Group; 2010.
Not a bad book, but nothing new in it.
Krause, Martin; Witowski, Linda: Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs, an Art in the Making published by Hyperion; 1994.
The beautiful collection of original art owned by Steve Ison is reproduced in this book. While it could have been bigger, it is definitely a must-have for Disney animation and Snow White fans.
Kronborg, Steffen: Andre andalyser - En ny andtologi self-published;
According to Ole Nielsen: "More of the same. Kronborg is good at revealing the deeper levels of Barks' stories and his almost religious belief in Nature's intervention in human matters." Written in Danish.
Kronborg, Steffen: Carl Barks - andalyser - En andtologi
According to Ole Nielsen: "Articles (some of them already published in the fanzine Carl Barks and Co.) analysing themes in Barks' stories." Written in Danish.
Kuenz, Jane; Klugman, Karen; Waldrep, Shelton; Willis, Susan: Inside the
Mouse published by Duke University Press; 1995.
One of those books that try to analyze the Walt Disney Company in a very theoretical way and without real purpose. Neither the philosophical, nor the sociological point of view are of real interest.
Kunz, Karl-Ludwig; Sidler, Roger : Kriminalpolitik in Entenhausen published by Helbing & Lichtenhahn; 1999.
A serious analysis of the Disney comics detective stories. In German. Too dry for me.
Kunzle, David: Carl Barks: Dagobert und Donald Duck -Welteroberung aus
Entenperspektive published by Fisher Verlag; 1990.
Written in German.
Kurland, Gerald: Walt Disney, the Master of
Animation published by SamHar Press; 1971.
Kurtti, Jeff: The Art of
Mulan published by Hyperion; 1998.
A new and beautiful addition to a great series.
Kurtti, Jeff: Dinosaur - The Evolution of an Animated Feature published by Hyperion; 2000.
A good book that would have deserved a hardcover version.
Kurtti, Jeff: Since the
World Began published by Hyperion; 1996.
The history of Walt Disney World. A good book, although the visual documents are totally plain and the format is rather disappointing.
Kurtti, Jeff: Milo's Journal - Atlantis, the Lost Empire published by Hyperion; May 2001.
Notes, drawings and translations compiled by Thatch.
Kurtti, Jeff: Subterranean's Tours Atlantis - A Traveler's Guide to the Lost City published by Hyperion; June 2001.
This irreverent romp gives travelers the information they need to make their journey to Atlantis a vacation to remember.
Kurtti, Jeff: The Art of the
Little Mermaid published by Hyperion; 1998.
This book is really not worth the others in the "Art of" series. It does contain a few concept drawings by Kay Nielsen, however, most of the book is made of stills from the film. Moreover, none of the art is credited and this book only exists in a miniature version, even though it was never originally published as a large coffee-table book.
Kurtti, Jeff: A Bug's Life -
The Art and Making of an Epic of Miniature Proportions published by Hyperion; 1998.
The "making of" of the new Pixar full-length feature by the author of The Art of Mulan.
Kurtti, Jeff: A Bug's Life -
Special Collector's Edition published by Hyperion; 1998.
A smaller book than the official "art of" but nice to have.
Kurtti, Jeff: The Mythical World of Atlantis : From Plato to Disney - Theories of the Lost Empire published by Hyperion; May 2001.
Elements of theories about Atlantis put forth by philosophers and historians alongside the "theory" revealed by the Disney version.
Kurtti, Jeff: Treasure Planet - A Voyage of Discovery published by Hyperion; 2002.
This "making of" book is a delight.
Kurtti, Jeff; Gordon, Bruce: The Art of Disneyland published by Disney Editions; 2005.
The biggest event of 2005, with the best selection of renderings from WDI ever seen to date. Only available at the parks, unfortunately.
Kurtti, Jeff: Disney Dossiers - Files of Character from the Disney Casting Department published by Disney Editions; 2006.
A book about Disney characters that contains quite a few never-seen-before documents and is a nice-to-have for both adults and kids.
Kurtti, Jeff: Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Parks published by Disney Press; 2008.
An excellent, well-researched reference. One of the "must-haves" of 2008.
Kurtti, Jeff; Gordon, Bruce: Walt Disney World: Then, Now, and Forever published by Disney Editions; 2008.
Kurtti, Jeff; Gordon, Bruce: The Art of Walt Disney World published by Disney Editions; 2009.
A great book containing a lot of never-seen-before artwork. A must-have.
Kurtti, Jeff: The Art of The Princess and the Frog published by Chronicle Books; 2009.
An excellent book about a good movie.
Kurtti, Jeff: Snow White and the Seven Drawrfs - The Storybook and the Making of a Masterpiece published by Disney Editions; 2009.
This small book came with one of the editions of the Blu-Ray. Much too light.
Kurtti, Jeff: Disneyland Through the Decades published by Disney Editions; 2010.
A beautiful park exclusive for begginers.
Kurtti, Jeff: Disneyland--From Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After published by Disney Editions; 2010.
A nice little book that shows Disneyland as it was in the '50s and as it is today. Nice to have for park enthusiasts.
Kurtti, Jeff: Art of Tangled published by Chronicle Books; 2010.
Excellent author, excellent series, great book (better even than the movie itself).
Kurtti, Jeff: Disney Cruise Line: Welcome Aboard! The Creation of the Disney Dream published by Disney Editions; 2011.
The title says it all. Short, but not completely devoid of interest.
Kurtti, Jeff: Sleeping Beauty Castle - Building the Most Magical Castle on Earth published by Sterling Innovation; 2015.
A fun read.
Kurtz, Bruce D.: Haring, Warhol, Disney published by Prestel; 1991.
Nice animation art is reproduced in this large exhibition catalog.
Labrie, Michael: Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong published by Walt Disney Family Foundation Press; 2013.
The book we had all been awaiting about Tyrus Wong!
Lainsbury, Andrew: Once Upon an American Dream - The Story of Euro Disneyland published by University Press of Kansas; January 2000.
Considering the fact that I am currently writting the official art book about Disneyland Paris, you can believe how puzzled I might be by that one.
Lambert, Pierre: Le Cartoon à Hollywood published by Librairies Séguier; 1988.
A nice book about animated cartoons. Nothing revolutionary, however.
Lambert, Pierre: Les Artistes de Disney published by Librairie Séguier; 1987.
Very nicely illustrated catalog of a travelling Animation Art exhibition. The art is often "never seen before".Written in French.
Lambert, Pierre: Blanche Neige
published by Démons et Merveilles; 2000.
Once again, an absolute jewel. One of the best art books ever published on a Disney movie.
Lambert, Pierre: Mickey Mouse
published by Démons et Merveilles; 1998.
The author of the best art book ever published on a Disney movie, Pinocchio, has created an other masterpiece. The book is 300 pages long, contains 433 color documents and has an introduction by Roy Disney. There is no limited edition as for the Pinocchio volume, but all copies of the French book are sold in book-cases.Written in French with an English edition published in December by Hyperion that does not contain a bookcase.
Lambert, Pierre: Pinocchio
published by Démons et Merveilles; 1995.
This is a book that marked the history of Disney books. It is by far the most lavish, the most glossy, in short the most beautiful ever published about a Disney movie. Granted, the text is short but the artwork is so gorgeous that it does not matter at all. This book was originally published in French. The French edition can be found in two versions: the regular one as well as a limited edition (450 copies, leather-bound binding in a hard slipcase, complete with a beautiful high-quality litho). The English version was published in 1997 by Hyperion. Legendary artists Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston recently gave Charles Solomon an interview about Pierre Lambert's book.
Lambert, Pierre: Walt Disney, l'Age d'Or published by Démons et Merveilles; 2006.
Slim text (in French) but beautiful artwork, as ever. The book covers Disney's animated features from Snow White to The Jungle Book. For really hard-core fans, unfortunately, the number of truely "never-seen-before" documents is slightly disapointing.
Lambert, Pierre: Le Livre de la Jungle published by Editions de la Martiniere; 2009.
Finally an art book about The Jungle Book. Once again, an absolute jewel.
Lambert, Pierre: La Belle au Bois Dormant published by Editions de L'Ecole George Méliès; 2013.
Another masterpiece from Pierre Lambert, this time about Sleeping Beauty.
Land, Richard D.; York, Frank: Send a Message to Mickey : The ABC's of Making Your Voice Heard at Disney published by Broadman & Holman Publishers; 1998.
Lanpher, Dorse A.: Flyin' Chunks and Other Things to Duck: Memoirs of a Life Spent Doodling for Dollars published by iUniverse.com; 2010.
One of my favorite Disney-related books of 2010.
Lanquar, Robert: L'Empire Disney published by Presses Universitaires de France;
Written in French. Good summary of Disney's past and present. For beginners only though.
Lange, Jeff; Yee, Kevin: Epcot: The First Thirty Years : An Unofficial Retrospective published by Enchanted Swampland; 2012.
Not a great book.
Lapidus, Alan: Everything by Design: My Life as an Architect published by St. Martin's Press; 2007.
The autobiography of one of the architects of the hotels of Walt Disney World. A few good stories.
Laqua, Carsten: Wie Micky unter die Nazi Fiel published by Sachbuch; 1992.
Written in German. Covers the 1923-1945 period of Disney in Germany and contains some fascinating visual documents. A must have for Disney historians.
Lark, Max; Clark, Steven: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives published by The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum; 2012.
The catalog of a major exhibition.
Lasagna, Roberto: Walt Disney e il Cinema published by Falsopiano; 2002.
In Italian. Nothing new.
Lassell, Michael: Elton John's & Tim Rice's Aida - Bringing the Broadway Show to Life published by Hyperion; 2000.
Very nice book about a beautiful musical.
Lassell, Michael: Celebration - The Story of a Town published by Disney Editions; 2004.
This is the first book published by Disney about Celebration. Unfortunately it is aimed at kids.
Lassell, Michael: Disney on Broadway - Magic, Mask, Myth published by Hyperion; 2002.
A good book, but does it add much to the ones that were published on Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Aida? Not really.
Lassell, Michael: Tarzan - The Staging of a Broadway Spectacular published by Disney Editions; 2007.
Good book about a no-so-good show.
Lassell, Michael: The Little Mermaid: From the Deep Blue Sea to the Great White Way published by Disney Editions; 2009.
If you really loved the Broadway musical.
Lasseter, John; Daly, Steve: Toy Story -
The Art and the Making of the Animated Film published by Hyperion; 1995.
An excellent addition to the "making-of" series. Beautifully illustrated. Few text, though.
Lasseter, John ; Docter, Pete:
The Art of Monsters Inc. published by Chronicle Books; 2001.
A splendid book (probably the best "art of" ever) about the making of a fantastic movie.
Laura, E.: A Nyomtatott Disney published by MFTI; 1967.
A monography about Disney in Hungarian.
Leaphart, David: Walt Disney World Railroads Part 1 Fort Wilderness Railroad published by Lulu; 2010.
Excellent book on a very specialized subject.
Leaphart, David: Fort Wilderness Railroad Gallery Companion published by Lulu; 2010.
A companion to David's first excellent book on a very specialized subject.
Lee, Newton; Madej, Krystina: Disney Stories: Getting to Digital published by Springer; 2012.
Leebron, Elizabeth; Gartley, Lynn: Walt Disney, a Guide to References and Ressources published by G.K. Hall; 1979.
Lefkon, Wendy (editor): Brother Bear - A Transformation Tale published by Disney Press; 2003.
A good "making of" art book about a movie that should be the most fascinating Disney in years.
Lefkon, Wendy (editor): One Day at Disney published by Hyperion; 1999.
A superbly illustrated book about the four resorts. No text apart from the captions.
Lefkon, Wendy (editor): Walt Disney World Resort: a Magical Year-by-Year Journey published by Hyperion; 1998.
Le Grand Livre d'Or de Walt Disney published by Deux Coqs d'Or; 1983.
Good book about the Disney characters, excellent pictures. Written in French.
Lehman, Christopher: The Colored Cartoon: Black Representation in American Animated Short Films published by University of Massachusetts Press; 2008.
Based on new interviews, this is a very good book.
Lerew, Jenny: The Art of Brave published by Chronicle Books; 2012.
A beautiful book about a marvelous movie.
Lesjak, David : Toons at War - Disney World War II Collectibles;
This book written by one of the utmost specialists on Disney during WWII is absolutely fascinating and a must have for Disney historians and collectors.
Lesjak, David: Service With Character The Disney Studio and World War II published by Amazon Digital Services; 2013.
Excellent ebook. Huge amount of never-seen-before material. Lesjak, David: Service with Character: The Disney Studios and World War II published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
A very important reference book by a great Disney historian.
Leslie, Esther: Hollywood Flatlands - Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant-Guard published by Verso Books; 2003.
A great book. A rarity : a sociological book which also happens to be very interesting and well written about the Disney Studios (and a few other animation studios) and its relationship with the European intellectuals.
Levin, Bob: The Pirates and the Mouse - Disney's War Against the Underground published by Fantagraphics Books; 2003.
A very good book about the "Air Pirates" comics legal battle. A good read for Disney comics enthusiats.
Leydier, Richard (editor): Mickey dans tous ses Etats published by Hotel Dassault; 2006.
The small catalog of a French exhibit of modern art with Mickey as its central theme. In French. No much interest.
Lindquist, Jack; Combs, Melissa J.: In Service to the Mouse published by Neverland Media; 2010.
The autobiography of Disneyland's first president. A "must have".
Lipp, Doug: Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World's Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees published by McGraw-Hill; 2013.
Great history of the Disney U.
Logan, Ron: Walt Disney Entertainment, A Retrospective Look (1955 - 2000) published by University of Central Florida; 2001.
The "book" has been released as support material for a course that Professor Logan teaches at University of Central Florida. It offers a very interesting history of Disney's live entertainment in the parks, through Logan's and some of his colleagues' recollections. If you decide to order it, it will reach you as 144 not-bound pages (As mentioned it really is seen by Logan as support material for his course, not as a book - although that's what it really is after you bind it).
Lomond, Britt : Chasing After Zorro Selfpublished; 2002.
A very good book by the man who played the villain Monastario. Check www.zorrovsmonastario.com for more information on where to find the book and how to buy it.
Loncrini, G. Luca: In principio era Biancaneve - Dalla narrativa alla saggistica published by Alberti & C.; 2010.
Longest, David; Stern, Michael: The
Collector's Encyclopedia of Disneyana published by Collector Books; 1992.
A catalog of many pre and post war Disneyana items with estimated prices, combining the four former books by David Longest and Michael Stern in one.
Longest, David: Character Toys
and Collectibles (2 volumes) published by Collector Books; 1984-1987.
A catalog of many pre and post war Disneyana items with estimated prices.
Longest, David: Collecting Disneyana published by Collector Books; 2007.
One more good book by a great collector.
Longfellow Anderson, Philip: The Gospel According to Disney: Christian Values in the Early Animated Classics published by Longfellow Publishing; 1999.
That one I will pass.
Lotman, Jeff: Animation Art
- The Early Years (1911 - 1953) published by Shiffer; 1995.
A huge catalog of all the animation art ever sold by the big auctioneers, written by one of the world largest collectors and animation art enthusiasts. This is a crucial reference book for animation art collectors and historians.
Lotman, Jeff: Animation Art
- The Late Years (1954 - 1993) published by Shiffer; 1996.
The second volume of this amazing encyclopedia.
Lotman, Jeff: Animation Art
at Auction: Recent Years published by Shiffer; 1998.
The update to Jeff's first two books.
Lowery, Howard (editor): The Art of Grim Natwick self-published; 1991.
The catalog of the auction that followed Grim Natwick death. The biography of this famous animator, that was in charge, among other characters, of Snow White, is quite complete. The visual documents are stunning.
Lowery, Howard (editor): The Malcolm Willits Collection of Mickey Mouse Paintings by
Floyd Gottfredson self-published; 1993.
As there is no book reproducing all Gottfredson paintings (like The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck for Barks paintings), this catalog is the closest thing one can find. The art is interesting, some would say beautiful.
Lynch, Wendy: Walt Disney
(Lives and Times) published by Heineman Library; 1998.
One more juvenile book about Walt.
MacLean, Fraser: Setting the Scene: The Art & Evolution of Animation Layout published by Chronicle Books; 2011.
A stunning book, which only lacks a little bit more of historical information.
Malloch, Chris: World War II : The Disney Patches published by Lulu Books; 2007.
A selection of insignas created by the Disney Studio during WWII.
Malmberg, Melody: The Making of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
published by Hyperion; 1998.
A lavishly illustrated 192 pages book with interesting text about the creation and secrets of the new Disney park. Only available in Walt Disney World, unfortunately.
Malmberg, Mel: The Making of Hong Kong Disneyland published by Disney; 2007.
This book was given to cast members and never sold to the general public, making it very difficult to find.
Malmberg, Melody: Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real published by Disney Editions; 2010.
One of the best books of 2010. Great stories and never-seen-before documents. Definitely a "must have".
Malone, Maggie; Lee Monn, Jennifer: The Art of Wreck-It Ralph published by Chronicle Books; 2012.
A beautiful book about a great movie.
Maltin, Leonard: Of Mice and
Magic published by Plume; 1980.
The most complete history of American animation ever published.
Maltin, Leonard: The Disney
Films published by Crown; 1973, updated in 1984 and 1995.
All the pre-1966 movies in details, some of the post 1966 whithout many commentaries. Illustrations are in black and white. This is definitely the ultimate reference for pre-1966 Disney movies history.
Maltin, Leonard: The Disney Poster Book - From the Collection of Tony Anselmo published by Hyperion; 2002.
This book is the obvious reference for Disney poster collectors.
Mandry, Michel: Disney Channel published by Hachette Editions n°1; 1986.
This strange book contains some text about Walt and his creation, but its core is a collection of oddly matched comics stories that include among other jewels: The Youth of Donald Duck by Marco Rota and the Youth of Walt Disney. Written in French.
Mandry, Michel: Happy Birthday Mickey ! published by Editions du Chêne; 1984.
The best history ever published of Le Journal de Mickey by its former editor, the ultimate historian of French Disney comics. For non-French speakers the illustrations still make it worthwhile.
Mandry, Michel: Mickey Explore le Temps published by Hachette-Edi-Monde; 1980.
This beautiful "white book" contains the best episodes of the famous French comics series "Mickey Through the Centuries" drawn for more than 25 years by the fantastic French artist Pierre Nicolas (also author of the famous Paris Match cover drawn for Walt's death). The introduction by Michel Mandry in itself makes buying the book a very worthwhile move. Written in French.
Mannheim, Steve: Walt Disney and the Quest for Community published by Ashgate Publishing; 2002.
The first book about what the real EPCOT project would have been. A well researched study. A "must have" for real Disney historians.
Mariano Romero, Francisco Jose: Emocion, cine y memoria: Analisis de las Producciones de Walt Disney y Pixar Animation Studios published by Fundacion Ecoem; 2011.
Markey, Kevin: Around the World with Disney
published by Disney Editions; 2005.
Contains some really great photos of all of the Disney parks, grouped in cleaver ways. A nice read.
Marling, Karal Ann (editor): Designing
Disney's Theme Parks: the Architecture of Reassurance published by Flammarion and
Centre Canadien d'Architecture; 1997.
The renderings are almost all published here for the first time. This catalog is an absolute masterpiece for Disney theme parks art enthusiasts. My advice: get it, whatever the cost.
Marling, Karal Ann: Behind the Magic - 50 Years of Disneyland published by The Henry Ford Museum; 2005.
Beautiful catalog of a splendid exhibition.
Marti, Jordi; Comas Antoni: La Quiebra de la Idea Disney en Paris published by Tibidabo; 1994.
A shallow book written in Spanish. No interest.
Martin, Stacia: The Sounds of Disneyland published by Disney; 2005.
A splendid book that came in a special box with 6 CDs. A "must-have".
Maru, Tory: Apple's Cores: Steve Jobs and the Power of Passion published by Kindle; 2011.
Uninteresting (in three parts).
Mary, Bertrand: Walt Disney et Nous published by Calmann-Levy; 2004.
Bland biography of Walt in French. No interest.
Marzia, Cristina: Provincetown self-published; 2013.
A weird book in Italian about Aurelius Battaglia.
Masters, Kim: The Keys to the Kingdom - How Michael Eisner Lost His Grip published by William Morrow & Co; April 2000.Sometimes unprecise but not uninteresting.
Matos, Dennys: World Mouse published by Arte y Naturaleza; 2005.
Catalog of an "art" exhibition held in Madrid in November and December 2005, whose main theme was Mickey as symbol of US imperialism (how original and subtle - grin).
McElveen, Floyd C.: The Disney
Boycott published by Vital Issu.; 1998.
Title says everything.
McQuillan, Martin; Byrne, Eleanor: Deconstructing Disney published by Pluto Press; 1999.
One more uninteresting sociological study.
McKimson Jr., Robert: "I Say, I Say . . . Son!": A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson published by Santa Monica Press; 2012.
The link with Disney history is not very strong, but this is a must-have.
McKinnon, Robert J.: Stepping into the Picture: Cartoon Designer Maurice Noble published by University Press of Mississippi; 2008.
Maurice Noble was one of Disney's and Warner Bros.' best cartoon art directors. The book that started as his autobiography, co-written with Robert McKinnon is one of the events of 2008.
Merkl, Ulrich: Barks Scripts - Ein
unbekanntes Kapiel im Schaffen von Carl Barks published as special issue 21 by Der
A nice analysis of the progression of Barks work techniques in the last part of his career, seen through the development of the Junior Woodchucks' story Wailing Whalers that was created to be drawn by other artists. Written in German.
Merlock Jackson, Kathy: Disneyland and Culture: Essays on the Parks and Their Influence published by McFarland; 2011.
More uninteresting psychobabble.
Merritt, Christopher; Lynxwiler, J. Eric: Knott's Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, the History of Knott's Berry Farm published by Angel City Press; 2010.
While this book is not about Disney history, it is so well done and contains so many links to it (including a foreword by Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter) that I decided to include it in this list.
Merritt, Russell and Kaufman J.B.: Walt in
Wonderland published by Edizioni Biblioteca dell' Imagine; 1992.
This English-Italian book is, to date, the only in depth book about "Walt before Mickey". The documents it contains are often unique or never-published-before.
Merritt, Russell; Kaufman, JB: Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies published by La Cineteca del Fruli; 2006.
The long awaited magnum opus of Russell and J.B. about a subject that would have deserved this in-depth study a long time earlier.
Meyer, Bernard (editor): Dream and Fantasy - Cruise Ships for Disney Cruise Line published by Meyer Werft Papenburg; 2013.
Beautiful small book about the creation of the Dream and Fantasy ships.
Mezzavilla, Silvano: Giorgio Cavazzano published by Editori del Grifo; 1994.
Another small and very interesting book about one of the grand masters of Italian Disney comics.
Mezzavilla, Silvano (editor): Cento Per Cento Cavazzano published by Edizioni If; 2007.
Nice little monograph about the Italian Disney artist Giorgio Cavazzano. In Italian.
Mouse In Color published by Pantheon; 1988.
The limited edition version contains a vinyl disc with a discussion between Barks and Gottfredson. The way the best Mickey comics stories by Gottfredson are presented in this volume makes it an absolute must have for Disney comics enthusiasts.
Mickey Mouse Songbook published by Hansem House; 1976.
Miller, D.M.: What Would Walt Do?: An Insider's Story About the Design and Construction of Walt Disney World published by Writers Club Press; 2001.
Readable but not great.
Miller-Zarneke, Tracey: The Art of Meet the Robinsons published by Disney Editions; 2007.
Miller-Zarneke, Tracey: The Art of Planes published by Chronicle Books; 2014.
This series is consistenly perfect. This book is no exception.
Minella, Elizabetha: Comics e Cartoons Phone Cards published by
This price guide lists all the phone cards around the world dedicated to comics. This means that all the Disney cards from Japan, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Canada,... are listed. Written in English and Italian.
Mitchell, Chris: Cast Member Confidential: A Disneyfied Memoir published by Citadel Press; 2010.
Mollica, Vincenzo (editor): I Love Paperino published by Editori del
An hommage to Donald Duck by all of the most famous Italian comic book artists published for the 50th birthday of the Duck. The works are surprising, often extremely entertaining. For completists, though. Written in Italian.
Mollica, Vincenzo: La Seduzioni di Biancaneve published by Editori del
According to Eta Beta: "A lot of info and images about the making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
Un Mondo de Paperi - catalogue of the Castel dell'Ovo exhibit;1998.
The catalogue of the huge exhibit taking place from April 29 to June 21 in Naples and featuring a lot of original Disney artwork. I have not seen this catalog yet, but it is said to be a bit short. Written in Italian.
Mongello, Louis A.: The Walt Disney World Trivia Book published by Intrepid Traveler; 2004.
Finally an excellent trivia book about Walt Disney World. That one was long overdue.
Mongello, Louis A.: The Walt Disney World Trivia Book, Volume 2 published by The Intrepid Traveler; 2006.
Volume 1 was excellent, this one is too.
Mosley, Leonard: The Real Walt
Disney published by Crafton; 1985.
"Walt was not so nice but he did some interesting things" could be the summary of this critical and rather negative book. This book was published in 1985 as Disney's World.
Mumford, David; Gordon, Bruce: Ellenshaw Under Glass published by Camphor Tree; 2003.
The reference on matte painting master Peter Ellenshaw. Unfortunately this is also the last book by the late imagineer and marvelous Disney historian David Mumford.
Munsey, Cecil: Disneyana;
The first book ever on Disneyana, it contains all the basics to start or better understand your collection.
Murray, John and Fox, Bruce: Fisher Price published by Books Americana; 1987.
Murray, R. Michael: The Golden Age
of Walt Disney Records 1933-1988 published by Antique Trader Books; 1997.
A very good and nicely illustrated price guide for collectors of Disney records.
Myklebust, Are; Stale Engaas, Jan: Disney I Norge 1928 - 1969 self-published; 2013.
Written in Norwegian. Definitely a must-have for anyone interested in the history of Disney outside of the US.
Nader, Ginha: Walt Disney - Um Seculo de Sonho published by Editora Senac; 2000.
A series of three Brazilian books in Portuguese about the history of Walt Disney. The first volume is a biography of Walt, the second discusses the Disney Company and the thirs focuses on Walt Disney World. A good introduction for readers who only speak portugese.
Nakamura, Masaru: Saigo-no Paredo published by Sanctuary Publishing, Inc.; 2009.
A book in Japanese about guest experiences at Tokyo Disneyland.
Nardo, Don: The Importance of Walt Disney published by Lucent Books; 2000.
Nardo, Don: Walt Disney - Inventors and Creators published by Kidhaven; 2003.
Narciso, Massimiliano: Walt Disney - The Dark Side of Dumbo published by Bevivino; 2004.
In Italian. Without interest.
Newcomb, Chris: Crossing the Berm: The Disney Theme Park as Sacralized Space published by VDM Verlag; 2008.
Niles, Robert: Stories from a Theme Park Insider published by Niles Online; 2012.
A very good read.
Norman, Floyd: Faster! Cheaper! - The Flip Side to the Art of Animation published by Get Animated; 1992.
The first volume of humoristic cartoons by animation legend Floyd Norman. His cartoons make fun of work as an animator at Disney, Hannah-Barbera and Pixar. Very fun read.
Norman, Floyd: Son of Faster Cheaper published by Vignette Multimedia; 2003.
The second volume of humoristic cartoons by animation legend Floyd Norman. His cartoons make fun of work as an animator at Disney, Hannah-Barbera and Pixar. Very fun read.
Norman, Floyd: How the Grinch Stole Disney published by Vignette Multimedia; 2005.
The third volume of humoristic cartoons by animation legend Floyd Norman. His cartoons are more hilarious than ever. An extremely fun read.
Norman, Floyd: My Animated Life published by Blurb; 2010.
A great read and an enjoyable look at the Disney Studio from the '50s to the '90s.
Norman, Floyd: Disk Drive published by Blurb; 2010.
Floyd Norman's new collection of animation-related gag drawings. Delightful.
Norman, Floyd: Animated Life: A Lifetime of tips, tricks, techniques and stories from a Disney Legend published by Focal Press; 2013.
Floyd's autobiography. Extremely enjoyable like all of Floyd's other books.
Noyer, Jérémie: Entretiens avec un Empire - Recontres avec les Artistes Disney (2 volumes) published by L'Harmattan; 2010.
Jérémie Noyer's interviews with Disney artists collected in two excellent volumes in French.
Noyer, Jérémie: Entretiens avec un Empire - Recontres avec les Artistes Disney (Volume 3) published by L'Harmattan; 2012.
This volume of interviews should focus on Disneyland Paris. In French.
Noyer, Jérémie, Dugoujon, Mathias: 20 Years of Dreams published by Euro Disney SCA; 2012.
A beautiful and in-depth art-book about 20 years of Disneyland Paris history.
O' Brien Flora: Donald Duck,
Fifty Years of Happy Frustration by HP. Books; 1985.
The story of our favorite duck. Nice illustrations but nothing compared to the biographies published by Disney Libri. Same series as Mickey Mouse, his Life and Times and Goofy, the Good Sport.
O' Brien Flora: Goofy, The
Good Sport published by HP Books; 1985.
The biography of a legendary comical "actor".
O'Day, Tim; Gordon, Bruce: Disneyland - Then, Now and Forever published by Disney Editions; 2005.
Full of never-seen-before concept art and photos. A "must-have". Only available at the parks, unfortunately.
Ohmart, Ben: Welcome, Foolish Mortals... The Life and Voices of Paul Frees published by BearManor Media; 2004.
The biography of Haunted Mansion's Ghost Host. A great read.
Olszewski, Edward J.: The Emperor's Old Groove - Decolonizing Disney's Magic Kingdom published by Peter Lang Publishing; 2003.
Aaargh! Yet an other uninteresting sociological book about the Company.
Oneal, David: Anaheim Vacationland published by Extinct Attractions Publishing; 2008.
A good book on an oddly interesting subject.
Paik, Karen: Art of Ratatouille published by Chronicle Books; 2007.
A beautiful art book about a great movie.
Paik, Karen; Iwerks; Leslie: To Infinity and Beyond! published by Chronicle Books; 2007.
I was hoping to be the one writting that book, but that thought apart, this lavish book is be a must have.
Paik, Karen; Queen, Bem: The Art of Cars 2 published by Chronicle Books; 2011.
A good book about a bad movie.
Paik, Karen: Art of Monsters University published by Chronicle Books; 2013.
Beautiul book about an enjoyable movie.
Pallant, Chris: Demystifying Disney: A History of Disney Feature Animation published by Continuum; 2011.
Paolini, Elvio; Marovelli, Piero; Saccomano, Giulio: Introduzione a Paperino:
La Fenomenologia Sociale nei Fumetti di Carl Barks published by G.C. Sansone;
According to Paolo Castagno: "An Italian book very similar to How to read Donald Duck, but with some interesting content, like a Duckburg map, a Barksian character index, etc." Written in Italian.
Passaro, John: The Story of Disney published by Smart Apple
One more juvenile book!
Pedersen, R.A.: The Epcot Explorer's Encyclopedia: A guide to the flora, fauna, and fun of the world's greatest theme park! published by CreateSpace; 2011.
Pretty well done.
Pedersen, R.A.: The Epcot Explorer's Encyclopedia: A Guide to Walt Disney World's Greatest Theme Park published by CreateSpace; 2012.
Nice to have for true EPCOT fans.
Bill: An autobiography published by Houghton Mifflin Company; 1989 .
One of the most talented scenarists of the Studio tells us about his career. Too much of a story and not enough of of biography to some readers' taste (including mine).
Peri, Don: Working with Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists published by University of Mississippi Press; 2008.
The format and the content of this book will be extremely similar to those of Walt's People. This should be a bible for Disney historians. A "must-have".
Peri, Don: Working with Disney: Interviews with Animators, Producers, and Artists published by University Press of Mississippi; 2011.
Without a doubt one of the key Disney history books of 2011. Includes interviews with X Atencio, Sharon Baird, Joyce Belanger (early Disneyland cast member), Bobby Burgess, John Catone (early Disneyland cast member), Marc Davis, Lou Debney, Van France, Dave Hand, Ollie Johnston, Bill Justice, Walter Lantz, Lance Nolley, Frank Thomas, and Frenchy de Tremaudan.
Peri, Don; Burns-Clair, Pam: Walt Disney's First Lady of Imagineering, Harriet Burns published by Donning Publishers; 2010.
This homage to Imagineer Harrier Burns is a "nice to have" for Disney artists enthusiasts.
Perine, Robert: Chouinard - An Art Vision Betrayed published by Artra Pub; 1986.
An excellent history of the art school that trained many Disney artists and that would serve as foundation for CalArts.
Petersen, Paul: Walt Disney, Mickey and Me published by Dell; 1977.
Peterson, Monique: Home on the Range - The Adventures of a Bovine Goddess published by Disney Editions; 2004.
An unpretentious "making-of" by a good author.
Peterson, Monique: Chicken Little - Unplucked published by Disney Editions; 2005.
Monique's "making-of" books are always enjoyable reads. This one is no exception.
The Little Big Book of Disney published by Hyperion; 2001.
A nice little book but without any new information.
Peterson, Monique: The Little Big Book of Pooh published by Hyperion; 2002.
The best book published on Winnie to date. A "must-have" for Pooh enthusiasts.
Pettingill, Eleanor Rice: Penguin Summer: An Adventure with the Birds of the Falkland Islands published by C.N. Potter; 1960.
An excellent book about the adventures of one of Disney True-Life Adventure naturalist.
Pietrini, Daniela: Parola di Papero - Storia e tecniche della lingua dei fumetti di Disney published by Cesati; 2009.
A fun read in Italian.
Pignatone, Sergio: Disneyana published by Little Nemo; 1991.
This strange little Italian book is at the same time a catalog of most vintage Italian Disney books and a short history of Disneyana in Italy (especially from a print items point of view). Written in Italian.
Pigot, Pierre: L'Assassinat de Mickey Mouse published by Presses Universitaires de France; 2011.
Devoid of interest.
Pilling, Jayne (editor): A Reader in
Animation Studies published by Indiana University Press; 1998.
This book contains a few good essays about Disney, including one by Disney historian Robin Allan.
Pinkerton Josephson, Judith: Walt Disney - Genius of Entertainment published by Enslow Publishers; 2006.
Another biography of Walt for kids.
Plathaus, Andreas: Von Mann und Maus - Die Welt des Walt Disney published by Henschel; 2001.
One more biography of Walt. Without interest. Written in German.
Poggi, Stefano: La vera storia della Regina di Biancaneve, dalla Selva Turingia a Hollywood published by Raffaello Cortina Editore; 2007.
In Italian. The author explores the connections between Uta, Margravess of Meissen, a mediaeval aristocrat, patron of the Cathedral of Naumburg, and Ghrimilde, the evil queen from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. These connections are inspired to the author by the strong similarity between a statue in the Cathedral of Naumburg and the famous Disney villain during a trip in 1999.
Poncet, Marie Thérèse: Disney published by Anthologie du Cinéma; 1967.
This little booklet was written (in French) as an homage to Walt, just a few months after his death. This biography is rather uninteresting, though.
Poncet, Marie-Thérése: Le Génie de Walt Disney self-published; 1995.
A strange biography that is mostly the result of a meeting of Walt by Mrs. Poncet in the mid-'50s. Only the part about Disney in France in the '50s and '60s is really new. This represents only a very small portion of the book, though.
Pontius, Larry: Waking Walt published by Writer's Showcase Press; 2002.
I do not usually list novels on the Disney Books Network but this one is special and can almost be considered as a reference book. Written by a former Disney executive it depicts a situation where Walt has been resurected to help run the Company as it faces troubles. A "must read".
Potter, William E.: Engineer Memoirs published by University Press of the Pacific; 2005.
A long and fascinating interview with a Disney Legend Joe Potter. Too little about Potter's Disney career, though.
Preszler, June: Walt Disney published by Bridgstone Books; 2003.
An other addition to the long and boring list of book about Walt for kids.
Price, David A.: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company published by Knopf; 2008.
Precise, fast paced, and impeccably researched, The Pixar Touch takes us to the roots of the most significant revolution in the field of animation since the Golden Age of the Disney Studio. A must-read.
Price, Harrison "Buzz": Walt's Revolution by the Numbers published by Ripleys; 2004.
The man to whome Walt turned in the '60s for advice on the economics of the creation of Walt Disney World. An important piece to Disney's historical jigsaw puzzle.
Rafferty, Kevin; Gordon, Bruce: Walt Disney
Imagineering published by Hyperion; 1996.
The title says it all. The book is huge, the illustrations are perfect and the authors are the best that can be. This is the Bible about the division of Disney that was once called WED and has always been the idea tank of the Company.
Rana, Marga: Disney Dolls - Identification & Value Guide published by Hobby House Pr.; 1999.
Ugly book, for specialized Mattel collectors.
Rawls, Walton: Disney Dons
Dogtags published by Abbeville Press; 1992.
Some of the nicest insignias designed by the Studio during W.W.II.
Raz, Aviad E.: Riding the Black Ship: Japan and Tokyo Disneyland published by Harvard Eastern Monographs; 1999.
Rebello, Stephen and Healey, Jane: The Art of
Hercules, the Chaos of Creation published by Hyperion; 1997.
The format of this book is different from the one of the three previous ones in the "Art of" series. It is, however, as interesting as the others. Gorgeous illustrations and nice text.
Rebello, Stephen: The Art of The
Hunchback of Notre Dame published by Hyperion; 1996.
An other masterpiece in the "Art of" series. As ever the documents reproduced are stunning and the text is rather weak.
Rebello, Stephen: The Art of Pocahontas published by Hyperion; 1995.
This series is excellent as ever.
Reitberger, Reinhold: Walt Disney - In Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten
published by Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag; 1979.
According to Frank Fabian: "Part of the Rowohlts Monographien series, which presents short and illustrated biographies of celebrities." Nothing special. Written in German.
Renault, Christian: De Blanche Neige à Hercule
published by Dreamland; 1997.
The first French book about the history of the Disney studios and its artists to contain information and artwork never published before (apart from the very specialized Pinocchio by Pierre Lambert). This book is a must-have for French speaking readers and a very recommended buy for the others.
Renault, Christian: Les Heroines Disney published by Dreamland; 2000.
This book about the Disney female heroes, written in French and heavily illustrated, is one of the two best books about Disney published during the year 2000. A must have for all Disney enthusiasts. Many visual documents have never been seen before.
Revenson, Jody (editor): The Art of the Disney Princess published by Disney Editions; 2009.
In the spirit of The Art of Mickey Mouse and The Art of Winnie the Pooh.
Reynolds Bob: Roller
Coasters, Flumes & Flying Saucers - The Story of Ed Morgan and Karl Bacon, Ride
Inventors of the Modern Amusement Parks published by N.L. Publishing; 1999.
According to Bob Reynolds: "Ed and Karl are responsible for many of the ride systems at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. A partial list of their projects would include Dumbo, Casey Jr., Snow White, Tea Cups, Matterhorn Mountain, Pirates, Small World, Haunted Mansion, Autopia, Flying Saucers...the list goes on and on. Half of the book consists of personal interviews with Ed and Karl and remembrances of working with Walt Disney, Joe Fowler, Dick Irvine and others."
Rhode, Joe; Revenson, Jody; Eiserloh, Alex; Putvin, Jennie: Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain published by Disney Press; 2006.
Short, but excellent. Only available at the parks, unfortunately.
Richardson, Adele: Disney - Built for Success published by Smart Apple Media; 2003.
One more book about Walt for kids.
Rider Montgomery, Elizabeth: Walt Disney, Master of Make Believe published by
Ridgway, Charles: Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent published by The Intrepid Traveler; 2007.
Charles Ridgway was Walkt Disney World main press agent for many years and this book is a very enjoyable read.
Rizzo, Tony: Rizzo's Unofficial Dictionary of the Disney Language - 1st Edition published by Tony Rizzo; 2000.
Weird book. Definitely not a must-have.
Roffat, Sébastien: Disney et la France, Les Vingt Ans d'Euro Disneyland published by L'Harmattan; 2007.
A well informed book in French about the events that led to the creation of Disneyland Paris.
Roffat, Sebastien: Propagandes animées - Le dessin animé politique entre 1933 et 1945 published by Bazaar&Co; 2010.
A good book in French, not so much from a Disney history point of view than from the point of view of the non-Disney cartoons that are discussed.
Rosa, Don; Cannatella, Lidia (editor): D.U.C.K. published by Disney Libri;1997.
The Italian version of The Life and Times of $crooge Mc. Duck, complete with Don's introductions, covers by Marco Rota and a lot more material that makes this hardcover version of the saga one of the best in the world. The Italian editor really outdid herself on this one.
Rosa Don; Pierrey, Pascal (editor): La Jeunesse de Picsou published by
Disney Hachette Presse; 1998.
The French version of The Life of $crooge in one volume, including chapters 6A, 8A and 0. The translations of the many chapters have been harmonized. Not a lot of text outside of the stories themselves.
Rosa, Don: The Life and Times of $crooge
McDuck published by Another Rainbow/Gladstone, 1997.
A beautiful edition of the complete saga by the new Duck master. Limited to 1000 copies, each autographed by Don and divided into ten different combinations involving signed books, full-color signed prints and original drawings. The only shortcoming of this book is the introduction by Geoffrey Blum that is a sad collection of mistakes about Rosa's work. This book is a must-have for Rosa enthusiasts, though.
Rosental, Eduard: Die kleine Mickymaus und die grosse Politik published by APN; 1984.
Written in German, this is probably the German equivalent of the infamous How to Read Donald Duck and probably only contains left-wing political analysis of Disney.
Ross, Andrew: The Celebration Chronicles published by Ballantine Books; September 1999.
Rovin, Jeff: Of Mice and Mickey: The Complete Guide to the Mickey Mouse Club published by Manor Books Inc.; 1975.
Rylant, Cynthia; Tenggren, Gustaf: Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs published by Disney Press; 2009.
Snow White illustrated by Tenggren.
Sammond, Nicholas: Babes in Tomorrowland - Walt Disney and the Making of the American Child, 1930 - 1960 published by Duke University Press; 2005.
One more sociological book about Disney. No comment.
Sandor, Fejja: Walt Disney published by Magyar Filmtudomanyi Intezet; 1978.
A biography of Walt in Hungarian. Nothing new.
Santoli, Lorraine: The Official
Mickey Mouse Club Book published by Hyperion; 1995.
The official story of The Mickey Mouse Club by one of Disney's publicists. Overall a very good book for Mickey Mouse Club fans.
Scaramucci, Janis: A Century of Magic: The Animation of the Walt Disney Studio published by Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art University of Oklahoma; 2011.
Catalog of a 2011 exhibition of Disney cels. Really not a "must have". Only cels in here, nothing more exciting.
Schickel, Richard: The Disney
Version published by Simon and Schuster; 1968, updated in 1997.
A strange so-called psychological analysis of Walt and his works. Not the worst of the books mentioned here, though.
Schilling, Eric: Socrate chez Mickey published by Editions Michalon; 1997.
A philosophy teacher brought his students to Disneyland Paris. The attractions and overall environment served his lectures better than any book. Here is his story. Written in French.
Schilling, Peter: Carl Barks' Donald Duck: Your Average American published by Uncivilized Books; 2014.
Not a must-have.
Schmidt, Chuck: Disney's Dream Weavers: The Visionaries Who Shaped Disneyland, Freedomland, the New York World's Fair and Walt Disney World-and the ties that bind them published by Dog Ear Publishing; 2012.
An excellent, short read, based on interviews conducted by Chuck Schmidt with various Disney Legends including Van France, Marty Sklar and a few others. Worth picking up.
Schmidt, Stefan: Hommage an Floyd
Gottfredson published as special issue 27 by Der Donaldist; 1993.
According to Frank Fabian: "The most informative work about Floyd Gottfredson that I know of. Richly illustrated. Very high standard."Written in German.
Schneider, Ron: From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Name Tag published by Bamboo Forest Publishing; 2012.
The memoirs of Walt Disney World’s original stroll-around Dreamfinder and Figment character, as well as the voice of Dreamfinder for parts of the Journey Into Imagination attraction. Pure delight.
Schochet, Stephen: Fascinating
Walt Disney published by Hollywood Stories; 1998.
Published as an audio CD only.
Schroeder, Russell; Saxon, Victoria: Disney's
Tarzan - Special Collector's Edition published by Hyperion; 1999.
A much smaller book compared to the "art of" written by Howard Green, but worthwhile too.
Schroeder, Russell; Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen: Disney's Mulan
Special Collectors Edition published by Hyperion; 1998.
The story of the movie, illustrated with marvelous artwork from the film. Different from the folding book and the "art of".
Schroeder, Russell: Mickey Mouse,
My Life in Pictures published by Disney Press; 1997.
A rather dull book with a couple of nice illustrations.
Schroeder, Russell: Walt Disney,
His Life in Pictures published by Disney Press; 1996.
This is a small book and most of the photos are well known. However, some of them are real jewels.
Schroeder, Russell K.: Disney - The Ultimate Visual Guide published by DK; 2002.
A cool little book, but not much is new in it.
Schroeder, Russell: Disney's Lost Chords published by Voigt Publications; 2006.
A story of Disney songs development that will include large sections about the Disney songs that "never were". Heavily illustrated. Definitely be a "must have" for serious Disney historians. Hard cover book with around 300 pages. The initial print run is limited to 1000 copies. If the book is successful there will be a second volume that will cover the Disney productions after the death of Walt.
Schroeder, Russell: Disney's Lost Chords 2 published by Voigt Publications; 2008.
A "must-have". The best book about Disney history released in 2008.
Schultz, Jason; Yee, Kevin: Jason's Disneyland Almanac published by Zauberreich Press; 2011.
A weird book, but a great reference for some of us.
Schweizer, Peter and Rochelle: Mouse
Betrayed: What Michael Eisner Doesn't Want You to Know about Disney published by
Regnery Pub.; 1998.
A very boring book about the suposedly "anti-American" activities of Disney like their so called "pro-gay" policies, sex in the cartoons and so on.
Scott, Kieran: Dazzled by Disney published by Disney Press; 2001.
Story of some mouseketeers that became famous.
Sehlinger, Bob and Finley John: The Unofficial Guide
to Walt Disney World and Epcot published by Prentice Hall; 1985.
This guide two may be useful.
Selden, Bernice: The Story of
Walt Disney Maker of Magical Worlds published by Yearling Book; 1989.
A very long title for a very short book aimed at kids.
Seymor, Neal: Re-Animating Walt published by Morris Publishing; 1996.
A novel about the last days of Walt. Contact Brighton Colonial Group; 109 Telford Drive; Newport News, Virginia 23602; USA to order it.
Shale, Richard: Donald Duck
Joins Up, The Walt Disney Studio during W.W.II published by UMI Research Press; 1976.
Out-of-print book about a not-so-well-known period and cartoons. A fabulous book for Disney historians.
Shannon, Leonard: Disneyland: Dreams, Traditions and
Transitions published by Disney's Kingdom Editions; 1994.
Tomart's Disneyana commented about it: "Although it contains no inside revelations, the excellent photography and interesting tidbits of info will make it a favorite among Disneyland aficionados." In addition, one must underline the quality of a colorful chart summarizing the whole life of the park.
Sherman, Richard M.; Sherman Robert B.: Walt's Time published by Camphor Tree
The long awaited autobiography of the famous and prolific songwritting team that gave us the music of Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, It's a Small World,... A special edition has also been released that includes a fabulous CD (The Merry Go Round of Life) with 10 songs performed by the Sherman Brothers.
Sherman Freeman, Cathy:A Disney Childhood: Comic Books to Sailing Ships - A Memoir published by BearManor Media; 2012.
Only the first few chapters of the Cathy Sherman Freeman's autobiography deal with her father's (George Sherman, Head of Publications at Walt Disney Studios from the late 1950s to 1974) career at Disney, but Cathy's life is a beautiful and moving one.
Sherman, Robert: Moose published by AuthorHouse; 2013.
The long-awaited autobiography of composer Robert Sherman.
Shinoyama, Kishin: Magic - Kishin Shinoyama at Tokyo Disney Resort published by Kodansha; 2011.
Shinoyama, Kishin: New Magic - Kishin Shinoyama at Tokyo Disney Resort published by Kodansha; 2011.
Shine, Bernie C.: Mickey Mouse
Memorabilia published by Harry N. Abrams; 1986 .
While it is not an exhaustive catalog and does not have a text as complete as the Munsey, this book has one main interest, the information it gives through its photographs about European "jewels" from the '30s.
Shows, Charles: Walt, Backstage Adventures with Walt
Disney published by Windsong Books International; 1980.
A good insider's testimony by one of Walt's directors in the '60s. Interesting and at times funny.
Shue, Ken (editor): A Disney Sketchbook published by Disney Editions; 2012.
A disappointing book.
Sibley, Brian (editor); Carroll, Lewis (author); Hall, David (illustrator): Alice's Adventures in Wonderland published by Methuen
Children's Books Ltd.; 1986.
This amazing book is illustrated by more than a hundred of David Hall's fabulous inspirational drawings drawn before the war for the Walt Disney Studio. A must have for concept art lovers.
Sibley, Brian: Mary Poppins: Practically Perfect in Every Way published by Disney Press; 2007.
A fabulous reference about the show and the movie by one of the best Disney historians around, who also happened to be a good friend of PL Travers.
Silvers, Robert: Disney's
Photomosaics published by Hyperion; 1998.
A strange book reproducing "photomosaics" (colorful pictures formed from a series of smaller images) of Disney characters.
Silvester, William: Handbook of Disney on Stamps published by American Topical Assoc.; 2012.
Silvester, William: The Adventures of Young Walt Disney published by Theme Park Press; 2014.
Simon, Charnan: Walt Disney -
Creator of Magical Worlds published by Children's Press; 1999.
It is becoming more and more difficult to differenciate between all this juvenile books.
Singular, Stephen: Power to Burn
published by Birch Lane Press; 1996.
The non-authorized biography of Michael Ovitz, once number two of the Walt Disney Company. This has the merit of being the first biography of the second Michael but the disadvantage of providing no new information about the man.
Sinyard, Neil: The Best of
Disney published by Twin Portland House; 1988.
One more book about Disney. Not the worst, not the best.
Sito, Tom: Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson published by University Press of Kentucky; 2006.
Not only is the research in-depth, the book itself is well written and a page-turner. A "must have."
Sito, Tom: Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation published by The MIT Press; 2013.
A seminal book and a "must read."
Sklar, Marty: Dream It! Do It! (The People, The Places, The Projects): My Half-Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms published by Disney Editions; 2013.
The highly anticipated autobiography of WDI's former President is flawed in many ways, but still a "must have."
Slater, Robert: Ovitz
published by Mc.Graw-Hill; 1997.
Interesting biography about the man that was once considered as the most powerful in Hollywood and that remained number two of Disney for so short a time, that if the book was not restating the fact, hardly anybody would still believe it.
Smadja, Gilles: Mickey l'Arnaque published by Editions Messidor; 1988.
The first book about Euro Disney, written by a communist journalist to underline the Scrooge Mc. Duck practices and irregularities of the WDC. Trash and one-sided lies. Written in French.
Smith, Dave (editor): Walt Disney, Famous Quotes
published by Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts; 1994.
The reference book to find the perfect Disney quote in all circumstances. This book used to be an internal tool for cast members, speech writers, before being released for the general public.
Smith, Dave: Disney A to Z,
the Official Encyclopedia published by Hyperion; 1996.
A must have. Very good encyclopedia by the Grand Master of the Disney archives. Dave really outdid himself and promises to update this book with all of the missing names and concepts soon.
Smith, Dave: Disney A to Z:
The Updated Official Encyclopedia published by Hyperion; 1998.
This "must have" reference book by the utmost authority on Disney's history, first published in 1996 is updated with more names, more films and more information that ever.
Smith, Dave; Clark, Steven: Disney - The First 100 Years published by Hyperion; August 1999. A good book, but containing nothing new for Disney historians.
Smith, Dave; Neary, Kevin: The Ultimate
Disney Trivia Book published by Hyperion; 1992.
I heard that a lot of persons within Disney were using that book to create their competition questions. So you might want to learn the answers by heart. On a more serious note: this series of books is extremely enjoyable.
Smith, Dave; Neary, Kevin: The Ultimate
Trivia Book 2 published by Hyperion; 1994.
More difficult than the first one, a good training for Disney trivia quizzes "professionals".
Smith, Dave; Neary, Kevin: The Ultimate
Disney Trivia Book 3 published by Hyperion; 1997.
And one more in a great series !
Smith, Dave; Neary, Kevin: The Ultimate
Disney Trivia Book 4 published by Hyperion; 2000.
Never too much. This series is great.
Smith, Dave: Disney Trivia from the Vault: Secrets Revealed and Questions Answered published by Disney Editions; 2012.
An excellent read. A good reference book.
Smith, Jim: Picturing the Walt Disney Family Museum published by The Walt Disney Family Foundation; 2010.
A beautiful souvenir book.
Smith, Lella (Foreword): The Art of Disney published by Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo; 2006.
A spectacular catalog published to coincide with the special exhbition of original Disney art held in Tokyo at the end of 2006.
Smith, Lella (editor): Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series: Story published by Disney Editions; 2008.
The first installment in a "must-have" series initiated by John Lasseter. Gorgeous.
Smith, Lella (editor): Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series: Animation published by Disney Editions; 2009.
A "must-have" in a great series.
Smith, Lella (editor): Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series: Design published by Disney Editions; 2010.
The best installment in a great series.
Smith, Lella (editor): Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series: Layout & Background published by Disney Editions; 2011.
The 4th instalment in a great series.
Smith, Lella: Dreams Come True - Art of the Classic Fairy Tales from the Walt Disney Studio published by Disney Editions; 2009.
A few good things in this 120-page catalog of the exhibition that was held in New Orleans from November 15, 2009 to March 14, 2010.
Smith, Lella (editor): Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance Man published by Disney Editions; 2014.
One of the very best Disney history books released in 2014.
Smoodin, Eric (editor): Disney
Discourse published by Routledge; 1994.
Again, this is an empty analysis of the Disney phenomena. Only for completists.
Smoodin, Eric: Animating
Culture published by Rutgers University Press; 1993.
Not the worst of those sociological books that flourished about Disney in the early and mid '90s.
Snow, Dennis: Lessons from the Mouse: A Guide for Applying Disney World's Secrets of Success to Your Organization, Your Career, and Lifepublished by DC Press; 2008.
The title says it all.
Snyder, Chris: Windows on Main Street published by Disney Editions; 2009.
This books is a "park-exclusive." A bit too short to be a must-have, unfortunately.
Solomon, Charles: The Disney
that Never Was published by Hyperion; 1995.
To know more about the bed building scene in Snow White, the Hansel an Gretel musical or what Fantasia could have contained. The art reproduced is almost always "never-seen-before", unfortunately one would have hoped for the book to be bigger, richer. The part about Destino, the Dali project is especially disappointing as it does not feature any illustrations.
Solomon, Charles: Disney Lost and Found: Exploring the Hidden Artwork from Never-Produced Animation published by Disney Editions; 2008.
A must-have and a must-read.
Solomon, Charles: The History of
Animation, Enchanted Drawings published by KNOPF; 1989, updated 1994.
A masterpiece about American animation.
Solomon, Charles: The Art of Toy Story 3 published by Disney Editions; 2010.
An excellent book about a very good movie.
Solomon, Charles: Tales As Old As Time (The Art of Beauty and the Beast) published by Disney Editions; 2010.
Great research and lots of never-seen-before illustrations (including several paintings by Mel Shaw) makes this the best book ever released on this jewel of Disney's New Golden Age of Animation.
Solomon, Charles: The Art of Frozen published by Chronicle Books; 2013.
The title says it all. An excellent book.
Solomon, Charles: The Art of the Disney Golden Books published by Disney Editions; 2014.
Beautiful book, although a little light text-wise.
Solomon, Charles: Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's Maleficent published by Disney Editions; 2014.
A good book on an interesting subject.
Solomon, Jack Jr. (editor): Walt Disney's Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs published by Viking; 1979.
A beautiful book about the making of the movie. Reproduces 400 paintings, drawings, sketches and storyboards. The limited edition (10 000 copies) contains four additional cells and was published in 1978 by Circle Fine Art Press.
Sotheby's: The Art of Aladdin published by Sotheby's; 1993.
The catalog of the Sotheby's auction dedicated to the movie. Fabulous artwork.
Sotheby's: The Art of Beauty and the Beast published by Sotheby's; 1992.
The catalog of the Sotheby's auction dedicated to the movie. Fabulous artwork.
Sotheby's: The Art of Hercules published by
The catalog of the Sotheby's auction dedicated to the movie. Fabulous artwork.
Sotheby's: The Art of Hunchback of Notre Dame and James and the Giant Peach
published by Sotheby's; 1997.
The catalog of the Sotheby's auction dedicated to the two movies. Fabulous artwork.
Sotheby's: The Art of Pocahontas published by Sotheby's; 1996.
The catalog of the Sotheby's auction dedicated to the movie. Fabulous artwork.
Sotheby's: The Art of The Lion King published by Sotheby's; 1995.
The catalog of the Sotheby's auction dedicated to the movie. Fabulous artwork.
Sotheby's: The Art of The Little Mermaid published by Sotheby's; 1990.
The catalog of the Sotheby's auction dedicated to the movie. Fabulous artwork.
Sotheby's: The Art of Mulan published by Sotheby's; 1999.
The catalog of the Sotheby's auction dedicated to the movie. Beautiful artwork.
Sotheby's: The Art of Who Framed Roger Rabbit published by Sotheby's; 1989.
The catalog of the Sotheby's auction dedicated to the movie. Fabulous artwork.
Sperb, Jason: Disney's Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South published by University of Texas Press; 2012.
Too verbose for me.
Spiegel, Josef: Dem Ingenieur ist Nichts zu Schwör published by Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen; 2001.
A catalog of reconstructed inventions made by Gearloose. Fun. In German.
Spiegel, Josef; Brunsiek, Sigrun: Berühmte Gemälde aus Entenhausener Privatbesitz published by Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen; 2001.
Catalog of paintings from Duckburg homes explained with art historical methods. Strange. In German.
Spillmann, Klaus: Paul Murry Index self-published.
According to Frank Fabian: "A small introduction on who Paul Murry was, featuring a list of all of his stories published in the US and in Germany."
Spiritelli, Franco (editor): Il Personaggi della Banda Disney
published by Fumo di China; 1993.
The excellent catalogue of an exhibit held in Italy in 1993 that includes fascinating interviews with the best Disney comic books artists: Carpi, Scarpa, Cavazzano, Asteriti, Santillo and many others. A must have for Disney comics historians. Written in Italian.
Springer, Justin; Kosinski, Joseph; Gilford, Darren: The Art and Making of Tron: Legacy published by Disney Editions; 2010.
Not a "must have" but a very good book nonetheless.
Stanchfield, Walt; Hahn, Don (editor): Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes, Volume 1: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures published by Focal Press; 2009.
Animation students and artists have awaited those two books for years.
Stanchfield, Walt; Hahn, Don (editor): Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes, Volume 2: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures published by Focal Press; 2009.
Animation students and artists have awaited those two books for years.
Stark, Bruce: Black Sheep in Tokyo the Confessions of a Robotics Electrician published by Krats Publishing; 2014.
A fun, short read. The adventures of one of Toky Disneyland's electricians.
Stechweij, Rob: Barks Boek published by Panda. Paperback; 1977.
Contains a good but far from complete index and the non-Disney Barks-story Porky in the Mounties. Written in Dutch.
Steff, Thierry: Bon Anniversaire, Mickey ! published by
A very small book that contains a couple of interesting documents, especially strange parodies of Mickey. Also included is a day to day reconstruction of the period when Mickey was created and pictures of Mickey look-alikes from the '30s. Written in French.
Stegelmann, Jakob: Den gode tegner - Om Carl Barks og Anders And
published by Aschehoug; 1995.
According to Ole Nielsen: "The ultimate Danish biography of Barks. Thoroughly recommended to all Scandinavians. A lot of te info is about the Burbank days. Includes a photographic reprint of the first Danish edition of the hypnosis gun story from October 1952." Written in Danish.
Stein, Andi: Why We Love Disney: The Power of the Disney Brand published by Peter Lang Publishing; 2011.
Stern, Michael: Stern's Guide
to Disney Collectibles (2 volumes) published by Collector Books; 1989-1991.
A catalog of many pre and post war Disneyana items with estimated prices.
Stewart, James B.: Disneywar - The Battle for the Magic Kingdom
published by Simon and Schuster; 2004.
A good read to summarize the situation at Disney by mid-2004.
Stewart, Whitney: Who Was Walt Disney? published by Grosset and Dunlap; 2009.
One more book for kids.
Storm, J.P. and Dressler, M.: Im Reiche der Micky Maus published by Henschel
Written in German. Marvelously surprising visual documents, in depth text. One of the best two books (with the one by Laqua) about the pre-war years of Disney in Germany.
Stovall: Stovall's Guide to Disney Pins of the Twentieth Century published by OPC; 2000.
320 pages and ten chapters ranging from Mickey Mouse to Conventions
Strodder, Chris: The Disneyland Encyclopedia: The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Event in the Original Magic Kingdom published by Santa Monica Press; 2008.
Incomplete and does not contain anything new. Good book for beginners.
Strzyz, Klaus; Knigge, Andreas C.: Disney von Innen published by Ullstein
A very interesting collection of in-depth Disney interviews (mainly with comics artists) written in German. A very original and interesting work.
Surrell, Jason: The Haunted Mansion - From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies published by Disney Press; 2003.
Extremely well researched and containing many never-seen-before documents. One of four books from the 2003 holiday season that you should not miss (along with The Disney Treasures, Designing Disney and Canemaker's book abour Mary Blair.
Surrell, Jason: Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies published by Hyperion; 2005.
Better than the Haunted Mansion´s one which was already excellent.
Surrell, Jason: Screenplay by Disney published by Hyperion; 2004.
Excellent little book about the creation of story and screenplay for animated features. Full of good stories.
Surrell, Jason: The Disney Mountains - Imagineering at its Peak published by Hyperion; 2007.
Great book, as were Jason's previous ones. A "must-have" for park enthusiasts.
Susanin, Timothy: Walt before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928 published by University Press of Mississippi; 2011.
One of the best Disney history books of the last decade. Not to be missed in any way, shape or form.
Tague, Lowry: Divine frequency: The memoirs of Lowry Tague published by Exposition Press; 1962.
Lowry Tague (known at the time as Lorey Tague) was one of Disney's artists during the Laugh-O-Grams years. Unfortunately the book contains only a few lines about his Disney career.
Takamoto, Iwao: Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters published by University of Mississippi Press; 2009.
The autobiography of a former Disney artist who also happened to be the creator of Scooby-Doo. Exciting book.
Taylor, Deems: Walt Disney's Fantasia published
by Simon and Schuster; 1940.
One of the first and most beautiful art-book about a Disney full-length animated feature, written by the man who influenced most of the musical choices of the movie and hosted the film. Hard to find but really worth finding.
Taymor, Julie: The Lion King,
Pride Rock on Broadway published by Hyperion; 1997.
Written by the show director of the play, this book about the Broadway version of The Lion King is an absolute beauty, as is the show.
Taylor, John: Storming the
Magic Kingdom published by KNOPF; 1987.
From "after Walt"(1966) to the Eisner era (1984) or "the financial saga that might have killed our favorite Company". One of the best books about Disney history with Walt official biography by Bob Thomas and The Disney Touch by Ron Grover.
Telotte, J.P.: Disney TV published by Wayne State University; 2004.
A bit dry, but a good read.
Telotte, J.P.: The Mouse Machine: Disney and Technology published by University of Illinois Press; 2008.
Good summary, but a book one can live without.
Telotte, J.P.: Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E published by The University Press of Kentucky; 2010.
Psycho-babble. No interest.
Tesauro, Alessandro: Topolino in Italia self-published; 1996.
A rather bland index of Disney stories published in Topolino. Not illustrated. Written in Italian.
The Art of Disneyland, 1953-1986 published by The Disney Gallery; 1986.
The catalog of the first exhibit held at the Disney Gallery in Disneyland, California. It contains beautiful artwork by Herb Ryman, Marc Davis, John Hench and many other famous Imagineers but very few text.
The Legend of
Mulan - A Folding Book Inspired by the Disney Animated Film published by Hyperion;
According to Tomart's Disneyana: "This folding book opens in an accordion format. The ancient legend of Mulan is written both in English and Chinese and full-concept art from the film provides the illustrations." This book is not the same as The Art of Mulan by Jeff Kurtti.
The Little Mermaid by Disney Archives (illustrator) and Hans Christian Andersen published by Disney Press; 1997.
Thomas, Bob: Building a
Company: Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an Entertainment Empire published by
The long awaited biography of Walt's brother - the one without whom most of the Disney universe would not exist, the father of the current Animation Studio chairman.
Thomas, Bob: Disney's Art
of Animation published by Hyperion; 1991, updated in 1997.
It contains a very interesting section about the making of Beauty and the Beast.The 1997 updated version contains 60 pages that are completely different from the original version and that focus on the making of Hercules.
Thomas, Bob: The Art of Animation published by
Golden Press and Simon & Schuster; 1958.
The first book about Walt Disney's animation. A classic and a great foray into the making of Sleeping Beauty.
Thomas, Bob: Walt Disney,
An American Original published by Simon and Shuster; 1976, revised 1994.
The "official biography" or "The Absolute Minimum there is to know about the man who, together with The Mouse, started it all". The must have. If you only buy one book about Walt history, you should buy this one. If you have to buy three, buy this one plus Storming the Magic Kingdom and The Disney Touch.
Thomas, Bob: Walt Disney - Magician of the Movies
published by Grosset and Dunlap; 1966.
Thomas, Frank; Johnston Ollie: Bambi, the
Story and the Film published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang; 1990.
Marvelous art-book, very interesting anecdotes by two of Disney Studio's geniuses.
Thomas, Frank; Johnston Ollie: Disney
Animation: The Illusion of Life published by Abbeville; 1981.
The Bible. Does not request any further comment. This is THE best book about Disney animation. Period. Found on every animator's desk (even non-Disney ones) and in every serious library about Disney.
Thomas, Frank; Johnston, Ollie: The Disney
Villains published by Hyperion; 1993.
The text is a bit weak but the sketches and illustrations are so powerful !
Thomas, Frank; Johnston, Ollie: Too funny for
words published by Abbeville; 1987.
Not the best book of our beloved geniuses but certainly their most entertaining.
Thompson, Frank: Tim Burton's
The Nightmare before Christmas published by Hyperion; 1993.
A very well illustrated book about the creation of an exceptional animated feature. The text is a bit short to my taste, but will be sufficient for many.
Thompson, Morton: Joe, The Wounded Tennis Player published by Doubleday, Doran and Co.; 1945.
One chapter about Morton's experience at the Disney Studio.
Thornton, Randy; Gordon, Bruce: A Musical History of Disneyland published by Disney Editions; 2005.
An amazing series of 6 CDs along with a 72 page book containing loads of never-seen-before illustrations. An other "must-have". Only available at the parks, unfortunately.
Tieck, Sarah: Walt Disney (First Biographies) published by Abdo Publishing Company; 2010.
One more kid's biography.
Tieman, Robert: The Disney Treasures; September 2003.
Clearly a "must-have". A splendid book containing never seen before documents and facsimiles from the Disney Artchives (!) plus a great audio CD containing parts of Disney interviews and speeches.
Tieman, Robert: The Disney Keepsakes published by Disney Editions; 2005.
This book is, in essence, The Disney Treasures, Volume 2. As marvelous and worth having as Volume 1!
Tieman, Robert: Mickey Mouse Treasures published by Disney Editions; 2007.
A "must-have" in a "must-have" series.
Tietyen, David: The Musical
World of Walt Disney published by Harry N. Abrams; 1990.
The story of Disney's songs from Frank Churchill to the Sherman brothers, Ashman and Menken.
Tippins, Sherill: Michael
Eisner, Fun for Everyone published by Garrett Educational Corporation; 1992.
A short biography for kids of the chairman of the Walt Disney Company. Rather weak.
Tishman, John L.; Shachtman, Tom:Building Tall: My Life and the Invention of Construction Management published by University of Michigan Press; 2011.
The excellent autobiography of John Tishman, supervised, among other things, the building of EPCOT. A whole chapter in this book is dedicated to his experiences with Disney.
Todisco, Serena: L'Ideologia di Walt Disney published by Prospettiva Editrice; 2008.
More psychobabble in Italian.
Toan, Debbie; Henson, Tenny (illustrator): Walt Disney published by Saddleback Educational Publishing; 2008.
Disappointing colorized reprint of the Walt Disney comic book biography from Pendulum Press Illustrated Biography Series from 1979.
Tokyo Disneyland Chronicle published by Kodansha; 1998.
The history of Tokyo Disneyland's first 15 years. Written in Japanese.
Tokyo DisneySea Chronicle published by Kodansha; 2011.
The history of Tokyo DisneySea first 10 years. Written in Japanese.
illustrated catalog and Price Guide by Tom Tumbush published by Tomart Publications (4
volumes 1985-1987 + one update book 1989 + bimonthly
update magazines since Feb. 1994).
This book could change your life as a collector. I see only two drawbacks: the estimates are old and it does not contain non-American items.
Tomlinson, David: Luckier Than Most: An Autobiography published by Hodder & Stoughton; 1992.
The autobiography of one of the stars of Mary Poppins.
Topolino - L'Eroe delle tue Storie published by Elio de Rosa editore;
Splendid catalog of the 1949 - 1999 Topolino exhibit. Contains some excellent, never seen before documents. Written in Italian.
Toy Story Sketchbook (The Sketchbook Series) published by Applewood Books; 2000.By far the best in the "sketchbooks" series.
Tosti, Andrea: Topolino e il fumetto Disney italiano published by Tunué; 2011.
Nothing new. Written in Italian.
Trahan, Kendra: Disneyland Detective published by Independent Publishers Group; 2004.
A nice book that reveal quite a few interesting facts about the park that you may not have known about. Recommended mostly for family reading more than for hard-core Disney historians, but the synthesis of trivia info is well done. Illustrated by Brian McKim (Sam, McKim's son).
Trahan, Kendra: Disney's California Adventure Detective: An Independent Guide to Exploring the Trivia, Secrets and Magic of the Park Dedicated to California published by Permagrin Publishing; 2008.
The author is good and the book is fun and well researched.
Tranberg, Charles:Walt Disney & Recollections of the Disney Studios: 1955-1980 published by BearManor Media; 2012.
The book includes interviews with Fess Parker (Davy Crockett), Tommy Kirk (Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog), Ann Jillian (Babes in Toyland), Billy Mumy (Rascal), Arthur Hiller (director of Miracle of the White Stallions), Marta Kristen (Savage Sam), James Drury (Pollyanna, Ten Who Dared), Eddie Hodges (Summer Magic, The Happiest Millionaire), Peter Brown (Summer Magic, A Tiger Walks), and many more.
Trethewey, Richard L.: Walt Disney, the
FBI Files published by Rainbo Animation Art; 1994.
After the publication of the infamous book by Mark Eliott, Richard decided to "publish" all the documents contained in the FBI files about Walt Disney, to help people make up their mind. A very well done and well analyzed document. This document is not really published, though, as it is photocopies bound together.
Tuliara, Toimittanut Pekka: Disney, Aku Mina published by SanomaMagazines; 2007.
The biography of legendary Finnish Disney comics editor Markku Kivekas. Written in Finnish.
Tumbush, Tom: Tomart's Price Guide To Collectible -
Beanie Characters published by Tomart Publications; 1998.
While this book is not dedicated to Disney 's beanie bags exclusively, I have decided to include it in this bibliography as around half of the beanie bags mentionned are from Disney.
Tumbush, Tom: Tomart's Disneyana Guide to Disneyana Pin Trading published by Tomart Publications; 2002.
An excellence reference book.
Tumbush, Tom; Welbaum, Bob: Tomart's Value Guide to
Disney Animation Art published by Tomart Publications; 1998.
Tomart's reference books are always Excellent references. This one is cheaper than the Lotman's bible and might be enough for many collectors.
Tumbusch, Tom: Walt Disney - The American Dreamer published by Tomart Publications; 2007.
One more biography of Walt by someone who knew a lot of artists who worked with the Old Mousetro. A very enjoyable read.
Tumbush, Tom: Tomart's Disneyana Guide to Magic Kingdom Treasures published by Tomarts Publications; 2013.
A great reference book.
Tumbush, Tom: Tomart's Merchadise History of Disneyana - Disney Merchandise of the 1930s published by Tomart Publications; 2014.
The definitive volume on a fascinating subject. Hundreds of illustrations.
Turner, Harold: Filmguide's Handbook to Cartoon Production published by Film Guide; 1940.
One of the most difficult to find books about animation. Contains very large sections about Disney.
Tytla, Adrienne: Disney´s Giant and the Artist´s Model published by Adrienne Tytla; 2005.
Part biography of Bill Tytla by his wife, part scrapbook book, this huge book (about 1000 pages) is extremely difficult to classify or to explain. Let´s just say that Disney historians had been awaiting this document for years and that it will not disapoint them. Let´s add that, because of its high price ($165) and its very specific focus (Bill Tytla) it is advised that only the most serious Disney historians buy it To do so, send an email to Howard Green.
Tytle, Harry: One of Walt's Boys published by ASAP Publishing; 1997.
An excellent insider's testimony by one of Walt's top directors. The book contains some fascinating pictures, the organisation chart of The Disney Studios and a facsimile of a memo by Harry Tytle to Walt. A good work, especially interesting for Disney historians.
Unknown: The Art of Disney Stamps published by USPS; 2008.
A nice book. Not a must-have, though.
Van Cottom, J.: Walt Disney, mon Ami published by Editions J.M. Collet; 1992.
Non-precise, self conscious author. Is this the story of Walt or of Van Cottom ? Written in French.
Van Helden, Wim: Carl Barks en de Mythe van Walt Disney's Donald Duck
published as "Stripschrift Special 9" by Vonk/Uitgevers Zeist; 1985.
Contains interview of Barks by Wim Helden and Daan Jippes conducted in the early '80s and a rather complete index of Barks' comic book works. There is also a lot of background information and an interesting selection of art taken from The Carl Barks Library. Written in Dutch.
Van Pelt, Peggy: The Imagineering Workout - Exercises to Shape your Creative Mind published by Disney Editions; 2005.
A fun read, if not a great read, in a nice little series. No "historical" value, though.
Various Disney Artists: The Art of Winnie the Pooh: Disney Artists Celebrate the Silly Old Bear published by Disney Editions; 2006.
Winnie viewed by various Disney artists. Similar idea to The Art of Mickey Mouse. Nice to have.
Vault Reports: Walt Disney
(Vault Reports Employer Profile) published by Vault Reports, Inc.; 1998.
Description of Disney as a potential employer.
Vene, Susan: The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom published by Adams Media; 2009.
Fun, but not a must-have.
Vesterinen, Jukka: Disney-keräilijän opas published by Alfamer/Karisto; 2013.
A great book, in Finnish about early Disneyana in Finland. Wonderfully illustrated.
Vidal Gonzalez, Rodolfo: La Actividad Propagandista de Walt Disney Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial published by Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca; 2006.
A thesis about Walt Disney during WWII, in Spanish.
Villarronda, Guillermo: Poemas a Walt Disney published by the author in La Havana; 1943.
Poems to Walt in Spanish, straight from Cuba. One of the most astonishing book "about" Disney I ever discovered.
Von Hagen, Markus: von Maüsen und Enten -
Schatzkästlein Entenhausener Poesie published as special issue 30 by Der Donaldist;
According to Frank Fabian: "Collection of poems, lyrics, etc. from German Disney stories. Some are well known, others less." Written in German.
Wakabayashi, H. Clark (editor): Lilo and Stitch - Collected Stories from the Film's Creators published by Hyperion; 2002.
Absolutely splendid "Making of Lilo and Stitch". A "must-have".
Walker, Greta: Walt Disney published by G.P.
Putman's Sons; 1977.
Wallis, Michael: The Art of Cars published by Chronicle Books; 2006.
Similar to the other Pixar "making of" books released earlier by Chronicle Books. In other words: excellent.
Walt Disney published by Academic Industries; 1984.
Disney's Bambi (The Sketchbook Series) published by Hyperion and Applewood Books;
Beautiful series of original drawings and backgrounds by some of the best artists of the movie: Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis and others.
Disney's Lady and the Tramp (The Sketchbook Series) published by Applewood Books;
A splendid addition to the series.
Disney's Little Mermaid (The Sketchbook Series) published by Applewood Books;1998.
An other beautiful sketchbook in the series. Published solely as a limited edition (2500 copies).
Walt Disney's Peter Pan (The Sketchbook Series)published by Applewood Books; 1998.
Disney's Sleeping Beauty (The Sketchbook Series) published by Applewood Books; 1997.
The best original drawings and backgrounds of the movie are reproduced here. Only the limited edition of this book has been released, unfortunately, making it very difficult to afford. But fans of Evynd Earle or Marc Davis work won't mind.
Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (The Sketchbook Series) published
by Applewood Books; 1993 (original publication date 1938).
It was the reprinting of this excellent work from the'30s that started the Sketchbook series.
The Walt Disney Company - The Wet Feet Insider Guide published by Wet Feet Press, Inc.; 1999.
Walt Disney's Treasury of Childrens Classics published by Harry N. Abrams 1978.
Nicely illustrated. A good tribute to the Disney Classics. Short, but good introductions to each movie's story.
Disney's Treasury of Children's Classics, from Fox and the Hound to The Hunchback of
Notre Dame, published by Hyperion; 1997.
The sequel to the preceding book. As good as the first one.
Walt Disney's Treasury of Stories from Silly Symphonies published by Harry N.
Nicely illustrated, a perfect tribute to some of Disney's best shorts from the '30s. The text is very short.
Walt Disney World: The First Decade published by Walt Disney World; 1982.
Walz, Gene: Cartoon Charlie - The Life and Art of Animation Pioneer Charles
Thorson published by Great Plains Publications; 1998.
This book seems to contain interesting documents produced when Charles Thorson was working for Disney, including his early sketches of Snow White and Elmer.
Ward, Annalee R.: Mouse Morality - The Rhetoric of Disney Animated Films published by University of Texas Press; 2002.
One more sociological book about Disney. Boring.
Wasko, Janet: Understanding Disney - The Manufacture of Fantasy published by Blackwell Pub.; 2001.
One more sociological book about Disney.
Wasko, Janet; Philips, Mark; Meehan, Eileen R. (editors): Dazzled by Disney published by Leicester University Press; 2001.
One more book of sociology.
Watts, Steven: The Magic
Kingdom, Walt Disney and the American Way of Life published by Houghton-Miflin; 1998.
According to Persistence of Vision: "The book offers an extraordinarily interesting and uncommonly insightful look as to what made Walt Disney what he was. (...) Its great to finally have the academic study of Walt Disney that he has deserved for so long, and yet not have to suffer through any of the intellectual psycho-babble that seems to be so predominant in these studies. Furthermore, the scholarly approach and research involved is phenomenal. (...) Highly recommended." To my taste, this is probably the greatest, most thorough book ever written about Walt and the studio. A "must-have".
Webb, Graham: Animated Film Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features, And Sequences, 1900-1979 published by McFarland & Company; 2006.
The tool I had been looking for for years: a place where one can find detailed credits of all the Disney shorts (or at least all the shorts created for general release), including most or all of the animators who worked on each short, the layout artists, the story men, etc!
Weber, Patrick: La Grande Histoire du Journal de Mickey published by Glenat; 2014.
Wengel, Pat and Doug: Comic Character Metal Sand Toys published by Schiffer Publishing; 2008.
A great reference book, heavily illustrated, focused mostly on Disney items and containing a huge number of foreign vintage Disneyana.
West, John G.: The Disney
Live-Action Productions published by Hawthorne and Peabody; 1994.
Extremely precise, very informative, contains a great deal of facts never published elsewhere.
Wheeler, Jill C.: Bill Peet
published by Abdo & Daughters; 1996.
A very short biography for kids of one of Disney's best script writers. No real interest.
White, Brenda; Hart, William; Jesse Rhodes: Disney
in Clay published by Rhodes West; 1994.
A collection of photos of the Disney "art" works by Brenda White.
Whitley, David: The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation published by Ashgate Pub Co; 2008.
Probably some uninteresting socio-babble. We will see.
Williams, Pat; Linkletter, Art; Denney, Jum: How to Be Like Walt - Capturing the Disney Magic in your Every Day Life published by Health Communications; 2004.
Despite its title, a "must have", full of new and exciting stories about Walt.
Williams, Roy: Secret World of Roy Williams
published by Bantam Books; 1957.
This book contains a nice collection of drawings (not related to Disney) by the famous Disney script writer and Big Mouseketeer Roy Williams. Nice to have for completists.
Williamson, Sher: A Biography of Boyd Shaffer published by iUniverse; 2004.
This biography of one of the True-Life Adventures artist and naturalist is unfortunately full of inaccuracies.
Wolf, Scott and Shani: Where in
Disneyland Park ? published Disneyland; 1994.
A nice soft-cover book of photographs revealing details of Disneyland.
Wolf, Scott and Shani: Where in Disneyland
Attractions ? published by Disneyland; 1997.
The sequel to the preceding book.
Worden, Mark: The Carl Barks Checklist; 1980.
Written in German.
Wright, Alex: The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom published by Disney Editions; 2005.
A pocket sized book chock full of design details, anecdotes, and trivia about WDW's Magic Kingdom. Wright goal was to create a book that would be just like walking through the Magic Kingdom with an Imagineer. An excellent book.
Yamagata, Hiro: Disney Magic
published by Koudansha; 1998.
A very odd art book presenting paintings of Disney theme parks by Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata. The interpretations of the parks by Yamagata are sometimes beautiful, sometimes really kitsch. Written in Japanese.
Yee, Kevin; Schultz, Jason: Magic Quizdom published by Zauberreich Press; 2003.
The best Disney Quiz book on the market, by far. Absolutely fascinating.
Yee, Kevin; Schultz, Jason: 101 Things You Never Knew about Disneyland - An Unauthorized Look at the Little Touches and Inside Jokes
published by Zauberreich; 2005.
An extremely fun read for Disneyland enthusiasts.
Yee, Kevin: 101 Things You Never Knew about Walt Disney World published by Zauberreich Press; 2006.
An excellent series.
Yee, Kevin: Walt Disney World Hidden History: Remnants of Former Attractions and Other Tributes published by Ultimate Orlando Press; 2010.
An excellent reference book.
Yoe, Craig and Morra Yoe, Janet: The Art of
Mickey Mouse published by Hyperion; 1991.
When Wharol, Harring and other artists reinvent the Mouse.
Zehnder, Leonard: Florida's Disney World published by Peninsular Publishing; 1975.
Zibart, Eve: The Unofficial
Disney Companion published Macmillan Travel; 1997.
A book that tries to go a bit further than the regular travel books. No new information but an OK reading for beginners.
Zibart, Eve: Today in History: Disney published by Emmis Books; 2006.
Nothing outstanding, but a good reference nevertheless.
Books to come
Last updated January 24, 2015.