Since the early days, Disney artists have created annual Christmas cards for in-house use. Taking these cards as its starting point, this collection features vintage holiday art from every decade, much never seen outside the studio, complete with removable reproductions of 12 cards. A perfect gift, beautifully produced, featuring not only the most famous Disney characters but many forgotten friends from the short subjects and package films of the 30's and 40's.
A delightful introduction for children to Mary Blair, Walt Disney's favorite artist, who contributed color styling and inspirational artwork for many of the classic Disney animated films of the 40's and 50's and then returned to the studio in the 60's as an Imagineer. Walt said Mary used colors he didn't know existed. This book's charming illustrations capture not only Mary's color sense but her evolving fashion sense as well
This Disney Comics version of Dante's Inferno starring Mickey Mouse as Dante and Goofy as Virgil was first serialized in Italy in 1949-50 and is now being published in English in its entirety in North America for the first time. Part of what makes this surreal oddity so charming and hilarious is that this is an actual Disney product and not a piece of cultural cannibalism. like the Air Pirates. Co-starring characters from Dumbo, Pinocchio, The Three Caballeros, and Song of the South. Bizarre and delightful
Finally, Dave Smith, founder and Chief Archivist Emeritus of the Disney archives, columnist, and author of multiple volumes of Disney trivia has brought us the long-awaited 5th edition of Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia, arriving in time for holiday gift-giving. This edition has been even more eagerly anticipated since many fans missed out on the last edition which was not widely distributed. This exhaustively comprehensive guide to the entire Disney universe includes coverage of feature films, short subjects, parks and park attractions, television, Imagineers and performers, as well as coverage of recent additions to the Disney family including the Muppets, Star Wars, and Marvel. With more than 800 B/W illustrations.
This gorgeously produced collection of maps, brochures, posters, and conceptual art of all the Disney Parks worldwide traces not only the evolution of each park, but the evolution of Disney graphic design as well. Lingering over the souvenir maps of the past will jog many happy memories and perhaps settle a few family arguments. A must gift for any Disney fan.
In the 60's, Imagineer and Disney Legend Rolly Crump developed ideas for a walk-through Museum of the Weird that would have been part of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland, but after Walt's death the plans were abandoned. Now, thanks to Marvel, we can finally explore the Museum of the Weird. Included are many of Rolly's original creations: the Coffin Clock, the Mushroom People, and the Walking Chair. Quick, before the Candle Man burns out!
Can't remember the name of Geppetto's cat or Pongo's wife? Here's the perfect quick and easy reference book to jog your memory or settle a bet. Covers more than 80 years of Disney animation with great colorful illustrations for every character