The Disney Book

Author: Dk Publishing
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 1465437878
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Art

The Disney Book is a beautiful, visual exploration of all things Disney from the animated and live-action movies to the theme parks and attractions that have made Disney the beloved brand it is today. This classic DK-style book is packed with stunning visuals including concept art, original story sketches, merchandise, a range of movie posters, and collectibles. Explore rarely seen treasures including props, art, early merchandise, and more from Disney's extensive archives and celebrate more than 90 years of Disney storytelling and entertainment with The Disney Book. © 2015 Disney

The Disney Poster Book

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 0786853638
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Foreword by Leonard Maltin A gallery of large format, stunningly colourful posters traces in graphic form the evolution of Disney's stupendous stars - Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Pluto - as well as celebrates the studio's most recent feature animated films from The Lion King through Lilo & Stitch. The more than 100 exceptional, exuberant works of art, divided into three distinctive periods to capture the magic and spirit of Disney's wide range of films and characters, are surely among the greatest movie posters ever created.

Walt Disney

Author: Walt Disney
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1578067138
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

Compiles interviews and profiles of Walt Disney from the late 1920s to the late 1960s, tracing his entire career and revealing how he viewed his works as shapers of popular culture.

The Magic Kingdom

Author: Steven Watts
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826273000
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Magic Kingdom sheds new light on the cultural icon of "Uncle Walt." Watts digs deeply into Disney's private life, investigating his roles as husband, father, and brother and providing fresh insight into his peculiar psyche-his genuine folksiness and warmth, his domineering treatment of colleagues and friends, his deepest prejudices and passions. Full of colorful sketches of daily life at the Disney Studio and tales about the creation of Disneyland and Disney World, The Magic Kingdom offers a definitive view of one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century.

The Disneyization of Society

Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761967656
Release Date: 2004-06-09
Genre: Social Science

`Alan Bryman has expanded on his internationally well-known work on Disney theme parks and Disneyization to create a fascinating and highly readable book. It should prove of interest to beginning students in a number of different courses and fields, as well as to scholars interested in culture and consumption. There is no question that the model created by Disney, and emulated in whole or in part by many organizations and in many settings, will continue to influence social structure and culture well into the future. This is an important book about a significant social process. And, it manages to be a fun read, as well!' - George Ritzer, author of McDonaldization and Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland `Bryman's analysis of contemporay consumption is full of detail and provides a host of examples ranging from restaurants and hotels, to theme parks, zoos and sports stadia. Without doubt students will find it an accessible text, one that should allow them to think about consumption, familiar consumer products, settings and activities, sociologically' - Barry Smart, Professor of Sociology, University of Portsmouth `Bryman's dissection of Disneyization is a timely and significant contribution to the growing literature on Disney. In fact, his excellent analysis of the extension of Disneyization throughout society explains why we should care about the Disney phenomenon at all. This is not only an important book for Disney scholars, but for any one interested in the future of modern society' - Janet Wasko Professor of Communication Studies, University of Oregon This is an agenda-setting new work in the sociology of culture and modern society. It argues that the contemporary world is increasingly converging towards the characteristics of the Disney theme parks. This process of convergence is revealed in: the growing influence of themed environments in settings like restaurants, shops, hotels, tourism and zoos; the growing trend towards social environments that are driven by combinations of forms of consumption: shopping, eating out, gambling, visiting the cinema, watching sports; the growth in cachet awarded to brands based on licensed merchandise; and the increased prominence of work that is a performance in which the employees have to display certain emotions and generally convey impressions as though working in a theatrical event. This insightful book demonstrates the importance of control and surveillance in consumer culture. Of interest to a wide variety of students studying in business, sociology, cultural studies, media studies and leisure studies courses this will also be of interest to anybody interested in understanding the intricacies of modern society.

That Tickles

Author: Cindy West
Publisher: Random House Disney
ISBN: 1562823833
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mickey and his friends examine each of the five senses, with close-ups of Mickey's eyes, Minnie's ears, Goofy's mouth, Daisy's feet, and Pluto's nose

Understanding Disney

Author: Janet Wasko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745669045
Release Date: 2013-06-07
Genre: Social Science

Since the 1930s the Walt Disney Company has produced characters, images, and stories which have captivated audiences around the world. How can we understand the appeal of Disney products? What is it about the Disney phenomenon that attracts so many children as well as adults? In this major new book, Janet Wasko examines the processes by which the Disney company - one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world - manufactures the fantasies which enthrall millions. She analyses the historical expansion of the Disney empire, examines the content of Disney's classic films, cartoons and TV programs and shows how they are produced, considering how some of the same techniques have been applied to the Disney theme parks. She also discusses the reception of Disney products by different kinds of audiences. By looking at the Disney phenomenon from a variety of perspectives, she provides a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the most significant media and cultural institutions of our time. This important book by a leading scholar of the entertainment industries will be of great interest to students in media and cultural studies and will appeal to a wide readership.

The Art of the Disney Princess

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1423123719
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Every little girl has a favorite Disney Princess--and for that matter, every grown-up girl, too! In The Art of the Disney Princess, Disney artists, designers, illustrators, and animators from around the world have re-imagined their favorite princesses and portrayed them in a variety of mediums. Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, and Cinderella are newly incarnated in water color, pastel, oil paint, colored pencil, mixed media, and computer graphics pieces that range from the traditional to the unconventional. This artwork has been created especially for this museum-quality book, which is sure to delight art lovers, Disney collectors, and any prince or princess who ever believed that fairytales do come true.

Disney Junior Graphic Novel Lilo Stitch Book 2

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Press
ISBN: 1423101413
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Disney JuniorGraphic Novels provide young readers with 48-pagesof four-color graphic stories at a great low price! Each novel features one ofDisney’s most famous animated characters in a re-telling of their big screenadventure. When Stitch, an alien from another world, crashes onearth, he is not prepared for the trouble—and fun—he gets into.

Married to the Mouse

Author: Richard E. Foglesong
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300098286
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Joined together in an extraordinarily close relationship, Walt Disney World and Orlando, Florida, have become the world's most popular tourist destination. This title traces the history of the ups and downs of this marriage and tells the inside story of Disney's use and abuse of unparalleled governmental powers. The tale raises important questions about cities and the economic development choices they confront.

Disney Friendship Stories

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Press
ISBN: 1423100875
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Featuring your favorite Disney characters, these bestselling storybook collections havebeen completely redesigned with all new covers, gilded pages, newly editedtext, and a classic new look with over 250 illustrations—including full-page artwork from the Disney archives. /DIV DIVFocused on tales of friendship and family, this volume features popular characters like Lilo and Stitch, Nemo, Dumbo, and Simba. With new illustrations from the Disney archives as well as newly edited text, this is a perfect pick for family storytime.

Disney Junior Graphic Novel Finding Nemo Book 1

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Press
ISBN: 1423101405
Release Date: 2006-07-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Disney Junior Graphic Novels provide young readers with 48-pages of four-color graphic stories at a great low price! Each novel features one of Disney’s most famous animated characters in a re-telling of their big screen adventure.

The Disney Kiss

Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 0786861789
Release Date: 1996-02-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Colorful stills from the Disney Animation Archives capture magical romantic moments from such classic features asLady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty,andCinderella,in a Valentine’s Day gift book.