One of my favorite speakers at any fan event is Disney writer/director/producer Don Hahn. He brings a wonderful sense of humor along with unique insight into the history and inner workings of the Walt Disney Company. He’s also an accomplished author and his latest book Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century is now available for pre-order.
Update (Nov 20) – The book is now shipping to customers.
According to the publisher’s blurb, “Yesterday’s Tomorrow is a valentine to an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design; a large-format, general audience book, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era. If you’ve seen Sleeping Beauty, read Dwell Magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched Mad Men, this book is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era of Disney.”
Hahn is best known for having produced the classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. He is also an accomplished author. His writing on animation history and Disney’s cultural influence is some of the best in the Disney library. His books include: Before Ever After, Animation Magic, The Alchemy of Animation, and Brain Storm: Unleashing Your Creative Self.
Published by Disney Editions, Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century is expected to retail for $40 and will be available in time to be the perfect holiday gift for the Disney or design nerd in your family.