About the Author
Film historian Jeff Kurtti is considered one of the leading authorities on The Walt Disney Company and its history. He is the author of several books and magazine articles, a writer-director of documentaries, and a respected public speaker, host, and panel moderator. For the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, he wrote the park exclusive publicationThe Art of Disneyland.Kurtti was executive producer of the DVD collector's editions ofAround the World in 80 Days,Treasure of the Sierra Madre,The Adventures of Robin Hood,Yankee Doodle Dandy,The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,The Sixth Sense,A Bug's Llife,Tarzan,Toy Story,Fantasia,Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,Monsters, Inc.,andBeauty and the Beast.He has written, directed, and commentated in documentaries on the making of several of these movies, and his video productions have been seen onThe Academy Awards,The Wonderful World of Disney, and Turner Classic Movies. Kurtti also produced theWalt Disney TreasuresDVD edition series with Leonard Maltin. He has been a guest speaker and moderator at the Official Disneyana Convention, and an artist-in-residence at The Disney Institute. His articles have appeared inWidescreen Review,Disney Magazine,Disney Adventures,Collector's ShowcaseandSketches. Kurtti is a member of the Writers Guild of America West (WGAw).