Walt Disney has been dissected, criticized, and lauded in numerous biographies, most of which try to penetrate the psychology of the man and his motives. "Walt Disney: A Biography" takes a cultural approach, looking at Disney as both a product of his culture and a cultural innovator who influenced entertainment, education, leisure, and even history.
Drawing on many original sources, "Walt Disney" provides an overview of this genius's remarkable life and family. At the same time, the book places Disney in the context of his times as a way of exploring the roots of and inspiration for his creativity. Because Walt Disney's creations and ideas still affect our movies, play activities, vacation choices, and even our dreams and imagination, his influence is as important today as it was when he was alive, and this thoroughly engaging book shows why.
|Publisher:||Greenwood Pub Group|
|Publish Date:||Jul 2010|
|Number of Pages:||155|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.96|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.25 x 9.5 x 1.0|
|Series Foreword||p. vii|
|Introduction: Man, Myth, and Mouse||p. xvii|
|Timeline: Events in the Life of Walt Disney||p. xxv|
|Coming from the Heartland||p. 1|
|Diz: The Early Years||p. 9|
|The Illusion of Life||p. 17|
|Building a Better Mouse/Trap||p. 41|
|The Great Depression or Walt's Folly?||p. 59|
|The End of an Era||p. 73|
|World War II Propaganda||p. 87|
|The Magic Kingdom||p. 123|
|Appendix: The Walt Disney of||p. 139|
|Further Reading||p. 145|
Walter Elias Disney lived for only 65 years. In that time, he introduced us to beloved icons like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, created a Magic Kingdom, and reintroduced fairy tales into the lives of America's children. Born at the beginning of the 20th century, Disney pointed American culture towards the 21st with his promotion of science, technology, and innovation.