Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.
Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi. In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life.
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Review: Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American ImaginationUser Review - Buho - Goodreads
I finished the longest audiobook in my collection to date. This book was over 30 hours long. I thought this was such a well written bio. There was so much research done, this book had interviews and ... Read full review
Review: Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American ImaginationUser Review - Chris Willis - Goodreads
I enjoyed reading this biography on Walt Disney very much. I can't recommend it high enough. Gabler does a great job telling the real story of one of the most important figures in American pop culture. His excellent (and very detailed) research was very evident. Five stars! Read full review
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