Annotated bibliography of Disney reference books
Books about Disney live-action features

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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Last updated May 11, 1998.