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Walt Disney: Conversations

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The imagination of Walt Disney (1901-1966) is still seen in theme parks throughout the world bearing his name, on numerous live-action films and television specials, on toys and assorted merchandise, and on an international corporation known both for the high quality of its creative output and its ubiquity.

"Walt Disney: Conversations" collects interviews and profiles of th...more
Hardcover, 143 pages
Published December 6th 2005 by University Press of Mississippi (first published November 30th 2005)
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Jennifer Johnson
Of course when I saw Kathy Merlock Jackson's book, Walt Disney Conversations on the library shelves, I scooped it up. The book compiles several interviews conducted with Disney from early on in 1929 to right before his death in 1966. It was interesting to read society's opinons of Disney and his organization at the time and to see how his work was valued as it happened.

At times the book is repetative- seems like all of the journalists wanted to point out that Disney had $40 when he first came to...more
Stephen
I have read a lot about Disney and the company and have to say that this has been one of the most enlightening reads. This is first hand source material. Many articles are interviews. Some are framed by the interviewer as an article- but each shows the humanity of this multi-facited businessman, artist, and father. Wonderfully telling. Great selection that get any fan closer to the myth of a man than they will find in other books.
Jaida Romsdahl
This book was good and interesting. It told of the plans for DisneyWorld and Disneyland. The thing I liked the most was that Mr. Walt Disney is a true sucess story. He arrived with one suitcase half full of clothes and the rest drawing supplies. The book also had all of his movies in it. He gave some advice and quotes and they are both in this book. He wasthe voice of Mickey Mouse that mouse it told the story of how mickey mouse came to be.
Mark
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of interviews of Walt Disney. The transcript of his testimony in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee is what drew me to this, and the interview conducted by Cecil B. DeMille was an added bonus.
Christina
Great book to read if you want to understand the man behind the mouse...good insight.
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Note: The decision was made to consolidate all Disney publications under the name Walt Disney Company. This profile is for Walt Disney, the characters he created, and the company he founded. Any questions, please ask in the Librarian's Group.

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur,...more
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