Walt Disney

Author: Neal Gabler
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 067943822X
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A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private worl

Walt Disney

Author: Martin Gitlin
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617852481
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This title examines the remarkable life of Walt Disney. Readers will learn about his family background, childhood, and education, as well as his career as a cartoonist and business owner and his famous works. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.

Epics Spectacles And Blockbusters

Author: Sheldon Hall
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330081
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Considers the history of the American blockbuster-the large-scale, high-cost film-as it evolved from the 1890s to today.

Walt Disney

Author: Louise Krasniewicz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313358303
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Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.

Animation And The American Imagination A Brief History

Author: Gordon B. Arnold
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833605
Size: 59.75 MB
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Providing a detailed historical overview of animated film and television in the United States over more than a century, this book examines animation within the U.S. film and television industry as well as in the broader sociocultural context. • Documents the evolution of U.S. animation, from its origins in newspaper cartooning at the beginning of the 20th century to the digital creations of the late 20th century and beyond • Reveals social influence on animation across history, including issues of race and gender • Identifies a new preoccupation of the American public with animation and reconsiders popular animated films and TV shows in this light • Discusses major figures, themes, and studios involved in the production of American animated film and television • Identifies major achievements and controversies in the history of animation in the United States

From Walt To Woodstock

Author: Douglas Brode
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292702738
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Douglas Brode overturns the idea of Disney as a middlebrow filmmaker by detailing how Disney movies played a key role in transforming children of the Eisenhower era into the radical youth of the Age of Aquarius.

Official Mickey Mouse Club Book

Author: Lorraine Santoli
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 9780786880423
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Provides a history of the legendary television show, includes exclusive photos and tells how Disney came up with the idea and how the first Mouseketeers where chosen

Walt Disney S Way

Author: New Word City
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132159007
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Walt Disney presents a puzzling paradox. He was a salt-of-the-earth, hard-working artist who promoted family values. He was a tyrannical, wary, micro-manager whose associates decried the lack of charity in his soul. How, then, did he create such lovable characters and establish his empire? By utilizing all of his attributes. In fact, without his contradictions, he wouldn’t have been Walt Disney, and his fabled enterprise would almost surely have vanished long ago. We can learn a lot from his story. Four decades after his death, Walt Disney is still hailed as a creative genius who not only gave the world Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and a host of fantasy characters, but set the all-time standard for family theme parks and forever changed the world of entertainment. Every bit the brilliant innovator he has been portrayed, Disney was also a patriot who served his country, a corn-fed populist who shrugged off critics of his G-rated view of America, and an exemplar of bootstrap enterprise, hard work, and rugged individualism. But Disney had a most unpleasant side, too. He could be, and often was, an unforgiving taskmaster—not at all like the lovable creatures his studio created. New Word City, publishers of digital originals, contributes 10 percent of its profits to literacy causes.

Barbra Streisand

Author: Neal Gabler
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300210914
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Examines Streisand's life and career through the prism of otherness - a Jew in a gentile world, a self-proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour, a kooky girl in a world of convention - and shows how central it was to Streisand's triumph as one of the voices of her age

The Disney Middle Ages

Author: T. Pugh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113706692X
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For many, the middle ages depicted in Walt Disney movies have come to figure as the middle ages, forming the earliest visions of the medieval past for much of the contemporary Western (and increasingly Eastern) imagination. The essayists of The Disney Middle Ages explore Disney's mediation and re-creation of a fairy-tale and fantasy past, not to lament its exploitation of the middle ages for corporate ends, but to examine how and why these medieval visions prove so readily adaptable to themed entertainments many centuries after their creation. What results is a scrupulous and comprehensive examination of the intersection between the products of the Disney Corporation and popular culture's fascination with the middle ages.