Annotated bibliography of Disney reference books
Foreign books

Alterocca, Bona: W. Disney - Il re dei cartoni animati published by Mursia; 1972.
An other flat biography of Walt. Nothing new. Written in Italian.

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.

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 Eshel; 1998.
A cute book of psychology for parents. Not worth a lot. Written in French.

Asenin, Sergei: Uolt Disnei published by Iskusstvo; 1995.
The first biography of Walt written in Russian.

Barrier, Michael: Carl Barks- Die Biographie published by Brockmann und Reichelt Verlag; 1994.
The translation of Mike Barrier famous American biography of Barks in German, illustrated with new documents.

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.

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 Feature 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 Art; 1995.
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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 and Sani, Andrea: I Disney Italiani published by Granata; 1990.
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.

Boshi, Luca; Gori, Leonardo and Sani, Andrea: Romano Scarpa published by Alexandro Distribuzioni; 1988.
Written in Italian, this is the biography of one of Disney's most talented Italian comic book artists. See note above about the authors.

Bruno, Edoardo; Ghezzi, Enrico (editors): Walt Disney published by Biennale di Venezia; 1985.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

De Fornari, Oreste: Disney published by La Nuova Italia; 1978.
A flat biography of Walt in Italian. Nothing new.

De Moya, Alvaro: O Mundo de Disney published by Geracao Editorial;1996.
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; 1980.
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.

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 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.

Disneyland Paris, Souvenir Book published by Disneyland Paris; 1996.
A nice soft-cover souvenir book published in at least six different languages.

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.

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".

Eronen, Matti: Carl Barks' Surviving Comic Book Art self-published; 1994.
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.

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.

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.

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; 1992.
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 Riuniti; 1986.
According to Paolo Castagno: "A presentation of the Disney empire." Written in Italian.

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.

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 Verlag; 1984.
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.

Gasca, Luis: El Mundo Magico de Mickey Mouse published by Editorial La Mascara; 1995.
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.

Gisle, Jon: Donaldismen - en muntert-videnskabelig studie over Donald Duck og hans verden; 1973.
The book that coined the terms Donaldism and Donaldist. Written in Norwegian.

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.

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.

Grote, Johnny A.: Carl Barks Werkverzeichnis der Comics published by Ehapa; 1995.
A huge annoted bibliography of The Duck Master. Written in German.

Grote, Johnny A.: Who's Who in Entenhausen published by Ehapa Comic Collection; 1997.
Written in German by one of the most famous German duck expert.

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.

Hartung, Peter: Manden og anden - en bog om Carl Barks published by Bogfabrikken; 1994.
According to Ole Nielsen: "A shallow biography of Barks. The last third of the books is about Barks visit in Copenhagen." Written in Danish.

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.

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.

Kronborg, Steffen: Andre andalyser - En ny andtologi self-published; 1988.
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 self-published; 1986.
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.

Kunzle, David: Carl Barks: Dagobert und Donald Duck -Welteroberung aus Entenperspektive published by Fisher Verlag; 1990.
Written in German.

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: 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.

Lanquar, Robert: L'Empire Disney published by Presses Universitaires de France; 1992.
Written in French. Good summary of Disney's past and present. For beginners only though.

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.

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.

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.

Merkl, Ulrich: Barks Scripts - Ein unbekanntes Kapiel im Schaffen von Carl Barks published as special issue 21 by Der Donaldist; 1987.
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.

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.

Minella, Elizabetha: Comics e Cartoons Phone Cards published by Epierre; 1998.
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.

Mollica, Vincenzo (editor): I Love Paperino published by Editori del Grifo; 1984.
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 Grifo; 1989.
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.

Paolini, Elvio; Marovelli, Piero; Saccomano, Giulio: Introduzione a Paperino: La Fenomenologia Sociale nei Fumetti di Carl Barks published by G.C. Sansone; 1974.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Dreamland; 1998.
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.

Storm, J.P. and Dressler, M.: Im Reiche der Micky Maus published by Henschel Verlag; 1991.
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.

Strzyz, Klaus; Knigge, Andreas C.: Disney von Innen published by Ullstein Sachbuch; 1988.
A very interesting collection of in-depth Disney interviews (mainly with comics artists) written in German. A very original and interesting work.

Tesauro, Alessandro: Topolino in Italia self-published; 1996.
A rather bland index of Disney stories published in Topolino. Not illustrated. Written in Italian.

Topolino 60 Anni Insieme.
Catalog of the exhibition organized in Italy for Topolino's (equivalent of Mickey Mouse Magazine) 60th Birthday.

Topolino - L'Eroe delle tue Storie published by Elio de Rosa editore; 1999.
Splendid catalog of the 1949 - 1999 Topolino exhibit. Contains some excellent, never seen before documents. Written in Italian.

Tokyo Disneyland Chronicle published by Koudansha; 1998.
The history of Tokyo Disneyland's first 15 years. Written in Japanese.

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.

Von Hagen, Markus: von Maüsen und Enten - Schatzkästlein Entenhausener Poesie published as special issue 30 by Der Donaldist; 1994.
According to Frank Fabian: "Collection of poems, lyrics, etc. from German Disney stories. Some are well known, others less." Written in German.

Worden, Mark: The Carl Barks Checklist; 1980.
Written in German.

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.

Books to come

Burzlaff, Otto: Die tollsten Geschichten von Donald Duck - Inhaltsverzeichnis und Register der Sonderhefte - Teil 2 published as special issue 37 by Der Donaldist.
Written in German.

Durand, Philippe: Disney Quizz published by Dreamland;1999.
In French.

Romano Scarpa published as special issue 36 by Der Donaldist.
Written in German.

Silly Symphonies by J.B. Kaufman published by La Cineteca de Friuli; 1999.
The author of Walt in Wonderland seems to be preparing an other masterpiece about a very specialized part of Disney's history.

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Last updated June 29, 1999.