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 publication The Art of Disneyland.
Kurtti was executive producer of the DVD collector's editions of Around 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., and Beauty 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 on The Academy Awards
, The Wonderful World of Disney
, and Turner Classic Movies. Kurtti also produced the Walt Disney Treasures
DVD 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 in Widescreen Review
, Disney Magazine
, Disney Adventures
, Collector's Showcase
. Kurtti is a member of the Writers Guild of America West (WGAw).
Bruce Gordon is a twenty-five year veteran of Walt Disney Imagineering, where he was a vital force in the creation of dozens of the most popular and beloved Disney attractions around the world, and is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on the history and legacy of Disney parks and attractions. A respected author and designer, Mr. Gordon's other titles include The Imagineering Way
, The Imagineering Workout
, The Art of Disneyland
, The Disney Insider Yearbook,
and Designing Disney
, as well as the most popular souvenir book ever sold at the theme parks, Disneyland Then, Now, and Forever