Annotated bibliography of Disney reference books
Books to come

May 2019

Cooley, Josh: The Art of Toy Story 4 published by Chronicle Books; 2019.

June 2019

Anderson, Ross: Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat: The Making of Roger Rabbit published by University Press of Mississippi; 2019.
Well researched but not always easy to read.

July 2019

DeFore, Ron: Growing Up in Disneyland published by Waldorf Publishing; 2019.

August 2019

Ghez, Didier: They Drew As They Pleased book series - The Hidden Art of Disney's Early Renaissance published by Chronicle Books; 2019.

Johnson, Mindy: Pencils, Pens & Brushes: A Great Girls' Guide to Disney Animation published by Disney Press; 2019.

September 2019

Docter, Pete; Merritt, Chris: Marc Davis In His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks published by Disney Editions; 2019.

Rafferty, Kevin: Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career published by Disney Editions; 2019.

Kurtti, Jeff: The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between published by Disney Editions; 2019.

Gerstein, David (editor): Silly Symphonies Volume 4: The Complete Disney Classics 1942-1945 published by Library of American Comics; 2019.
I love those books.

Deja, Andreas: Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World published by Weldon Owen; 2019.

Iger, Robert: The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company published by Random House; 2019.

Leung, Julie: Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist published by Schwartz & Wade; 2019.

October 2019

Iwerks, Don: Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks published by Disney Editions; 2019.

Kurtti, Jeff; Hunt, Vanessa: The Disney Monorail: Imagineering the Highway in the Sky published by Disney Editions; 2019.

Friedman, Jake: The Disney Afternoon: The Making of a Television Renaissance published by Disney Editions; 2019.

Amidi, Amid: Full Steam Ahead: The Life and Art of Ward Kimball published by Antibookclub; 2019.
The ultimate biography of Ward. One of the most expected Disney history books.

Salkin, Leo:My Life As A Cartoon published by Theme Park Press; 2019.

Downs, Willie: Animator Letters Project published by Disney Editions; 2019.

Holt, Nathalia: The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History published by Little, Brown and Company; 2019.

October 2019

Sklar, Marty: Travels with Figment: On the Road in Search of Disney Dreams published by Disney Editions; 2019.

January 2020

Snyder, Chuck: Windows on Disney's Main Street, U.S.A.: Stories of the Talented People Honored at the Disney Parks published by Disney Editions; 2019.

Publication Date Unknown

Friedman, Jack: Art Babbitt: War in the Factory of Dreams publisher unknown; 2017.
Can't wait to read this definitive biography of Art.

Ventura, Fernando: Ze Carioca - No Tra├žo do Canini publisher unknown; 2011.
If you love Disney comics and do speak Portuguese you will want to get that book.

Pegoraro, Celbi: Disney No Brasil publisher unknown; 2011.
Written in Portuguese. A fantastic resource for Disney historians.

Books already published

Last updated April 23, 2019.