On January 24 Xlibris (a print on demand online bookstore) released Walt’s People – Talking Disney with the Artists who Knew Him – Volume 1, the first volume of a series of books that aims to re-animate the field of Disney research. The Walt’s People book series, edited by Didier Ghez, is a collection of the best interviews ever conducted with Disney artists.
Each book will have as broad a focus as possible, discussing Disney
animation, Disney theme parks and Disney comic-books history with
interviews of the best artists in each of those fields, be they from
the early ’20s or from the early 21st century. The Walt’s People
interviews, however, all have something in common: they are never or
rarely seen before pieces that try to explore their subject matter as
thoroughly as can be achieved
Walt’s People – Volume 1 features in-depth interviews with artists
Rudy Ising, Dave Hand, Bill Tytla, 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.
Check it out and support a much needed project in the realm of Disneyana!