- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Diane Pub Co (July 30, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756781647
- ISBN-13: 978-0756781644
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,242,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney
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I feel like I know Walt a lot better after having this book. From the early days of animation to the creation of Disneyland and Walt Disney World... friends, co-workers, and family members describe this complicated man from every possible perspective.
Walt was not a saint or an angel. Nor was he the devil that some recent biographers have tried to make him out to be. He was a human being... a complicated human being. He was a visionary, at least 50 years ahead of his time. Mostly, he was a miraculous, paternal figure in the lives of everyone close to him and a magical, whimsical personality to almost everyone else in the world. They called him Uncle Walt for a reason.
This incredible collection of photos and stories will be treasured by those who love Walt and should be enjoyed even by those with an occasional curiosity in the man who created an empire based on a mouse.
I appreciated the fact that the comments were a mixture of positive and negative reflections on Walt Disney. I finished the book with the feeling that I knew the man a little better, and have a deeper respect for his work and his vision.
There are plenty of photographs scattered throughout the book of Walt, his family and associates. I felt the photos added a lot to the impressions conveyed by the book. My only complaint is that I would have liked captions for the photos placed with the photos, detailing the time of the photo and who the people in the photo were. Also, I would have liked to see the photos coordinated with the stories. Having both young Walt and mature Walt on the same page seemed a little confusing at times. However, I did not think this detracted at all from my enjoyment of the book . . . I'm just someone that likes to know the details.
Overall, I highly recommend this books to anyone that wants to know Walt Disney, the man, the employer, the business associate and the family man a little better.
The creator of the iconic character, Mickey Mouse, both as an illustrator and supplier of Mickey's original voice, brought together a highly specialized yet diversely talented team of artists and craftsmen whose works will endure for all mankind.
There was something always very characteristic on whatever Walt Disney had a personal hand in. Even his live action films that he personally produced have that unique Walt Disney look and feel about them. Their sights and sounds have an enduring quality about them which remains with anyone that has viewed them.
Through the end of my adolescence there began a time when I began to feel that Walt's films were nothing more than some cornball kid's stuff and were nothing more than mildly entertaining fluff. However, in retrospect I now see the emotional charged craftsmanship that went into his films. They were always interesting, but more importantly they always sparked the imagination and some such as "Old Yeller" brutally challenged the younger viewer to prepare for the responsibilities of adulthood.
I think that while Walt was alive especially heading into the 1960s he was beginning to become taken for granted and his legacy was somewhat cynically scrutinized as something archaic and out of step with the "real world.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best Disney book I have read, great pictures and closest family and friends throughout. There is only one Disney, far ahead of his time.Published 8 months ago by Dennis Schipper
REMEMBERING WALT IS A GREAT BOOK THE BOOK IS DIFFERENT PEOPLE WRITING ABOUT WHAT THEY REMEMBER ABOUT WALT DISNEY FROM FAMILY TO ACTORS IN HIS FILMS AND OTHERS IN HIS LIFEPublished 14 months ago by Vicki Dupraw
This purchase was a good one. I am very happy with the purchase. I would recommend purchasing from all Amazon vendors as well as Amazon because their products are in exactly the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by jojo
i enjoy reading about walt disney he was an interesting man and way ahead of his time he did great thingsPublished on May 11, 2013 by Suz I. Church
I enjoyed this book very much; I really liked that those who contributed to the book knew Walt Disney personally and could contribute his or her own memories of him. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by BlueDiamond66
This is a must have for any die hard Walt Disney fan, it gives an insight to his life from his family and friends. Read morePublished on April 5, 2009 by A. Whitton
I was very happy while reading this book. I found all the things Walt's aquaintances had to say about him very interesting and credible. Read morePublished on November 17, 2003 by saserfrac
This book is exactly as one would expect by reading the title. It's just quote after quote from people who knew Walt Disney best. Read morePublished on October 25, 2003 by saserfrac