The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art, and Commerce of Walt Disney

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Ivan R. Dee, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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This classic history of Walt Disney s life and works takes us from his wandering youth through the desperate gamble of opening his own animation studio, his daring decision to crash Hollywood, the sudden and inspired invention of Mickey Mouse and on to the creation of a multimillion-dollar international entertainment empire. Throughout Richard Schickel asks penetrating questions about Disney s achievements and shortcomings, and the enormous popularity of the "Disney version." "The story of how Disney built an empire on corrupt popular culture becomes a revealing part of American cultural history." Pauline Kael. "One of the best studies ever done on American popular culture unfailingly, consistently intelligent, and eminently readable." Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University. "Richard Schickel s unauthorized biography of Walt Disney may be the single most illuminating work on America and the movies." Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star."

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User Review  - Troy Storm - Goodreads

Read this book about ten years ago when I was much more acquainted with the Disney organization. Granted it's only one man's opinion, but that opinion is shared by many. Disney had an amazing and ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Barkdoll - Goodreads

I honestly thought i would enjoy this book more than i did,but it can be at tad bit bland at times. I would reccomend a different Walt Disney biography. Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Richard Schickel is a film critic for Time magazine and author of many books, including D. W. Griffith and the Birth of Film; The Men Who Made the Movies; and Intimate Strangers.

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