I’ve been hearing rumors of a book about Walt and the Golden and Silver era’s of the Walt Disney Company that tells the story through interviews with what could be called ‘Walt’s People’. Now comes word that it is actually a series of books edited by Didier Ghez and that the first one will be released in November.
The Talking Disney series is a collection of the best interviews ever conducted with Disney artists.
Contributors to the series include noted Disney experts Robin Allan, Paul F. Anderson, Michael Barrier, J.B. Kaufman, Jim Korkis, Mike Lyons and John Province.
Talking Disney – Volume 1 includes in-depth interviews with artists Rudy Ising, Dave Hand, Ken Anderson, Jack Hannah, John Hench, Marc Davis, Milt Kahl, Harper Goff and Joyce Carlson and discusses among many other subjects the Disney Studio before Mickey Mouse, the challenges in directing Snow White, the making of Destino with Dali, the process that led to the production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the frustrations and joys of Marc Davis and Milt Kahl and the creation of It’s a Small World. It contains hundreds of new stories about the Studio and its artists and should delight even the most serious historians and enthusiasts.