The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney
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If you must read about Disney, read this book.
I think if you come to this book about Walt Disney what you think about the man, whatever it is, should be put to the wayside. If you come to this book al ...more
Lots of surprises to come out of this admiring but very tough look at the man's life.
Here's maybe the biggest: The success of Walt Disney, the company, though not an inevitability, makes a lot more sense when we realize that Disney the man was first and foremost a businessman and only secondarily, almost accidentally, an artist and the practical inventor of modern animation. In the early days it was his artist employees that were on the cut ...more
There are many revelations to be had, and I'll try not to spoil them for the reader. This is the story of a man who grew up in a small Missouri town and worked ...more
Walt Disney (1901-1966) was one of the most significant creative forces of the twentieth century, a man who made a lasting impact on the art of the animated film, the history of American business, and the evolution of twentieth-century American culture. He was both a creative visionary and a dynamic entrepreneur, roles whose demands he often could not reconcile.
In his compelling new biography, noted animation historian Michael Barrier avoids the well-traveled paths of previous biographers, who...more
What struck me the most as I read the later chapters was how little this is a biography in the usual or expected sense. It charts Disney's progress through his many enthusiasms and ...more
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Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.