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Product Details

  • Series: Disney Editions Deluxe
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Editions; Gift edition (November 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423180275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423180272
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By EH Reader on November 12, 2014
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This gorgeously illustrated and eye-opening book reveals the little-known role that the Disney Studios played in the Allied victory in World War II. Almost every single page in the book contains a fascinating photo illustrating Disney's war effort: from a poster about propaganda featuring Donald Duck, to fascinating storyboards for the controversial film, "The New Spirit", to a film short about Hitler directed by a Goofy specialist, to vivid poster art for anti-Nazi short "Chicken Little 1942". Also included is art from short films made to entertain the soldiers, such as "The Army Mascot of 1942", which featured Pluto (there's a great picture of Pluto feeling the effects of swallowing a wad of army tobacco). With fabulous titles such as "Sky Trooper", "Donald's Tire Trouble", and "Private Pluto", the material about these movies offers a fascinating peek into the psychology of the war effort. Baxter includes an amazing chapter on Disney's collaboration with Roald Dahl (the genius author behind Willy Wonka, and other children's classics). Written with a masterful grasp of his subject, this is a wonderful book for any Disney fan, as well as history and World War II buffs.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mike Fontanelli on November 11, 2014
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Don't be misled by the cover, this is not primarily about graphics. It's really more of a history book. Informative it may be, but it's hardly "beautifully illustrated." The emphasis instead is on written copy, with reproduced artwork relegated to the backseat. If that's your cup of tea, fine - you came to the right place. Stick with DISNEY DONS DOGTAGS if you're looking for a more thorough visual representation of vintage WWII-era cartoon art from the Disney Studio.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bob Walch on December 2, 2014
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This is just the book someone interested in the Second World War would be interested in. Naturally Disney Studios assisted in the war effort in various ways and this book chronicles all of that. Although there are some excellent illustrations don't expect as many (not page after page) as you'll find in other books that look at the Disney output and history of film making. That's not to say this isn't worth reading because it is. I loved the section on "Military Insignia".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Michael Gallen on January 1, 2015
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This is a good resource on the Disney Studio during the Second World War, with some depictions of military insignias created for soldiers of the time and insight on some of the shorts created by the studio during the conflict, such as "Donald Gets Drafted," endless training films, with one of the latter chapters dedicated to an unmade film with author Roald Dahl's involvement featuring characters known as the Gremlins. Some more art and posters produced for the era would have been welcome, however, such as "Walt Disney's Volunteer Army" that appeared in a wartime issue of Coronet magazine and while the book is good, it's not really something worth hanging on to.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lorie P. on November 14, 2014
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What a wonderful book - full of beautiful images and great detail about a period that's not so well-known. Gifting it to Disney fans this Christmas!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rudnei D. da Cunha on December 29, 2014
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It is a nice book, full of interesting stories about the way the Walt Disney Studios did help with raising morale of the US military and civilians in World War II. I have bought this book expecting to find some information on military unit badges that were designed at the Studios: there is a chapter devoted to it but alas there was no coverage about the use of the Walt Disney character "Joe Carioca" in Brazil, which was adopted by at least two Brazilian AF units in wartime and another post-war, derived from that character. The book has a great looking cover and is thoroughly recommended for a nice reading on the subject.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert hostler on December 5, 2014
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Great history of Disney studio doing their part during the war.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By piero peretti on February 26, 2015
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I thought it could be better. Some new pictures of Disney war insignia (very few) and nothing more. For those who already have Richard Shale book and Disney Dons Dog Tales by Walton Rawls, this book does not offer more. There is a good and new story board of Gremlins, and some good and new preliminary sketches of Propaganda shorts, never made.
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