- Walt Disney An American Original By Bob Thomas
- Author: Bob Thomas
- Softcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Disney Editions (April 15, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786860278
- ISBN-13: 9780786860272
If you are looking for information on Walt Disney this book is a tremendous start. Through actual notes from meetings and conversations with Disney, we get a clear example of how Disney visualized his concepts before putting them into production. His creation and use of the storyboard is how both the film industry and many fortune 500 companies today prepare their business plans for the future. By the end of the book you feel as if you got the chance to speak with Disney; or at least it gives you the feeling that you wish you had.
This was such a great book! It catalogs the life of this great man from the start of his life to his fatal battle with lung cancer. From his early failures to his great successes.
Bob Thomas offers a touching tribute to the man who did so much to bring joy to others and change people's way of thinking. Thomas, who over the years conducted several interviews with Walt, wrote this book from a reporter's point of view, but with respect to the legacy of Walt Disney.
Walt was known as a champion risk-taker and never stopped thinking of what the future held. From his earliest days in Marceline, Missouri, Walt possessed the ability to get what he wanted from the people around him, and the ability to continue when life hit him hard.
Most know and remember Walt Disney as the creator of Mickey Mouse and Disneyland, but few realize just how hard it was for him to reach the top. Walt overcame many battles, and Thomas illustrates that in detail by including excerpts from interviews and material from the Disney Archives. Walt had to face a rough childhood, bankruptcy, disloyal employees, stolen characters, numerous creditors and countless skeptics before he encountered success. He always found a way to make things work, though, and brought joy to millions of people in doing so.
By reading this book, you are able to share in Walt's triumphs and losses and feel as though you have lost a great friend when it goes into his battle with lung cancer and untimely death at age 65. Upon Walt's death, the world mourned, but his legacy continues to live and will continue to touch the lives of children, young and old, for generations to come.
I have always been fascinated with anything Disney related and thought that Walt Disney: An American Original was a wonderful book and would recommend it to anyone interested in Walt Disney, the person. Walt Disney was a wonderful human being; someone the world was lucky to have, even for such a short time.
Large Soft Cover in Excellent condition.
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