My family is a huge group of Disney nerds. Receiving a copy of The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember was definitely like an early Christmas present for all of us. This beautiful book tells the history of Walt Disney Studios with so many photos and images that anyone can appreciate this book. Upon opening the package, we immediately sat down and began flipping through some of the 150+ pages of Disney history. NDK was mesmerized by the photos of Walt Disney and the beginnings of the studio.
Even though the suggested age range for this book is adult (18+), this would be a great addition for any Disney loving family! Being able to share the history of The Walt Disney Studios and having these photos to share and discuss helps create great quality family time, too! And it definitely is a lot to remember!
An insider’s look at the history of The Walt Disney film studio
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) released The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember, a deluxe, heavily illustrated history of the Walt Disney film studio, co-written by Rebecca Cline (director of the Walt Disney Archives ) and Steven B. Clark (founder of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club).
The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember brings readers back to 1923, when two enterprising brothers named Walt and Roy Disney decided to go into the movie business together, establishing the Disney Brothers Studio in Los Angeles, California. Since then, Walt Disney Studios has released hundreds of groundbreaking and entertaining shorts and full-length feature films in both animation and live-action, garnering countless awards, accolades, and aficionados the world over. But just as Walt was never a man to rest on his laurels, the Disney Studio continues to surpass itself, innovating new technology, pioneering new techniques, and gleaning higher box-office returns with every passing decade.
Abundantly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs and artwork from the studio’s ninety-plus years of productions, The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember celebrates Walt Disney’s dream factory, which has always been and continues to be the heart of the Walt Disney Company. From Pinocchio and Fantasia, World War II propaganda films to the Disneyland TV show, Bedknobs and Broomsticks to Pirates of the Caribbean, some of the company’s most monumental and iconic creations have been brought to life at the Studio. So park your car in the Zorro lot, take a stroll down Mickey Avenue, and get ready for an insider tour . . . this is the Walt Disney Studios like it’s never been seen before.
Steven B. Clark started his 21-year Disney career as a ride operator on the Submarine Voyage and Tomorrowland Autopia at Disneyland. Through the years he worked in publicity at Disneyland, Walt Disney Feature Animation and Disney Channel, and served as executive speechwriter at the ABC Television Network. He was the founder and head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club; led Disney Corporate Creative Resources and the Walt Disney Archives; conceived the popular Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives museum exhibitions; and served on the Hong Kong Disneyland Grand Opening Task Force. He co-authored Disney: The First 100 Years with Dave Smith, was a contributing writer to Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia, and wrote the thousands of trivia questions for Mattel’s best-selling Wonderful World of Disney Trivia games.