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Working with Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists Paperback – February 25, 2008
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This book of conversations with top animators, designers, and voice actors who worked directly with the film pioneer
--Collects interviews with Disney's most well-known animators and artists, providing an inside look at the most prominent animation studio of Hollywood's Golden Age
--Provides absorbing, informed accounts of Walt Disney, as told by people who knew and worked with him closely
--Reveals a working animation studio at the very top of its form --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Conversations with top animators, designers, and voice actors who worked directly with film pioneer Walt Disney
Top Customer Reviews
Through interviews with the artists who worked directly with Walt Disney, some from the very early days before Mickey Mouse even started talking, this book opens a window into what it was like to work and create with the genius Walt Disney. Fifteen animators, directors, art designers, and voice actors tell their stories of how they first started working for Disney, what it was like to meet the legendary man himself, their (usually) fond memories of Walt, and the joy of creating during the golden age of animation in the 1930s. The artists vivid details of life at the Disney studio, poignantly recalled, bring the reader back in time and place to where the magic happened - Mickey found his voice, Snow White went from a dream to life, and a magic kingdom was built. The darker times are recalled too, the constant financial strains of the early days, the strike that almost ended the studio (and did end many friendships), the strain of working 20 hours a day to create the perfect animation, and Walt's last few weeks.Read more ›
Working with Walt offers these artists their own day in the sun at long last and more fully rounds out the portraits of Walt painted by biographers and authors like Bob Thomas (Walt Disney: An American Original), Howard and Amy Green (Remembering Walt), and Pat Williams (How to Be Like Walt).
In the late 1970s, Don Peri was a young man who happened to be in the right place at the right time to capture so many of these voices, now gone from us forever. He has done a more than admirable job in offering us these priceless interviews. In the book, he hinted that more had been conducted than are in this volume. Hoping that means we can expect a Working with Walt, Volume 2!
Nice job, Don. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about what made Walt's studio and career so singularly remarkable, as told by those who lived the legend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a much better edited book of interviews done with those who knew Disney. Unlike other books of similar sort, Don Peri definitely has done a good job. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by A. Gass
Perfect gift for any disney lover. I gave it as a birthday present to my brother who's an animator and he loved it.Published on February 17, 2013 by Victoria
I love this book it was very interesting and informative I highly recommend to anyone interested in this subject.Published on February 13, 2010