The Disney Studio Story (Richard Holliss and Brian Sibley)

The Disney Studio Story (Richard Holliss and Brian Sibley)
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    Item No.: BD1395
    Author: Richard Holliss / Brian Sibley
    Editor: Crown Publishers / Octopus Books
    Year: 1988
    ISBN: 0-517-57078-5
    Binding/Color: Hardcover, Dust Cover, color
    Pages: 256
    Format: WxH 24,5x32,5cm (9.7x12.8″)
    Language: English
    Shipping weight: 1,59kg (3.5pounds)
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From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Splash, the authors provide in-depth examinations of numerous Disney classics. They give profiles of Walt and Roy Disney, interviews with the illustrators, technicians, composers, and voices who created the characters, and an inside look into the multibillion-dollar business.

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"This, the first in-depth study of the art, business, and output of the Walt Disney Company, is the story of the greatest dream factory in Hollywood and of the personalitics who made those dreams come true.
From the beginning, Walt Disney and his associates experimented and innovated, and this book not only explores their creative achievements in the fields of film, television, and outdoor recreation, but also places those achievements within the context of six decades of entertainment history. It shows how the company has responded to the influences of art, business, technology, and social change and how, in turn, the company has exerted its own powerful influence both within American culture and throughout the world.

All the Disney landmarks are here, from Mickey Mouse's debut in 1928 to the modern box-office hits Splash! and Down and Out in Beverly Hills. Here you will read of the creation of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and the other legendary Disney characters; the story behind the making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world's first feature-length animated film, and of the classic movies that followed, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and others; the Studio's experimentation and innovation in such films as Fantasia, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and The Black Cauldron; the exploration of new cinematic techniques, including stereosound, CinemaScope, Technirama, Circle-Vision, 3-D, and computer animation; the diversification into television with the celebrated Mickey Mouse Club; and the building of Disneyland, a project that led to the creation of Walt Disney World, EPCOT Center, Tokyo Disneyland, and plans for a European Disneyland.

In addition to the chronological narrative written by Brian Sibley, the book includes a complete filmography compiled by Richard Holliss. Beginning with Walt's first experiments in animation - the Laugh-o-grams - the filmography describes every film released by the Walt Disney Company, including those made especially for showing at the company's theme parks. For the first time, the complete output of the Studio is discussed in detail, and the listing is brought up to date with the inclusion of the movies released under the Touchstone banner. All Academy Award winners and nominces are indicated and director credits given thoughout.

Drawing on extensive rescarch in the Disney Archives as well as on newly conducted interviews with Disney personnel past and present, The Disney Studio Story is a fascinating story of more than sixty years of entertainment magic. Designed to appeal to readers of all ages - from fans of Mickey Mouse to students of art and film - this book will prove to be a valuable reference guide and one of the most complete visual and critical explorations ever made of the Walt Disney organization."
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    Condition: Very good. Dust jacket slightly yellowed.

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