Windows on Disney s Main Street U S A

Author: Chuck Snyder
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1484748727
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Travel

When you first enter Disneyland, in California, or the Magic Kingdom, in Florida, a charming train station sets elevated before you, like a curtain concealing a stage-show floor. Walk through a tunnel under a station to find vibrant posters displayed like coming attractions banners at a theater. Then set foot on Main Street, U.S.A., an idealized Victorian-era town filled with bright colors, upbeat melodies, and mouthwatering smells. Here, your eyes finally meet the grand view at the end of the street: a stunning castle, filled with the promise of adventures beyond. Keen observers will notice intricate details throughout the Disney parks "including names emblazoned on the building windows lining Main Street, U.S.A. Designed as calling cards of fictionalized shopkeepers, these names belong to the real life all-stars of those who helped turn Walt Disney s theme park vision into a reality. They are the opening credits to a show like no other. The names honored on these widows belong to skilled actors, artists, business leaders, Imagineers, songwriters, and more. Each person has contributed their imagination, skills, and discipline to the Disney parks and in doing so has made an important contribution to The Walt Disney Company. In fact, it s no surprise that many of them have also received the impressive Disney Legends award. Windows on Disney s Main Street, U.S.A.: Stories of the Talented People Honored at the Disney Parks offers a field-guide experience to better understand who are the people behind the names. Through short biographies and key imagery, this expertly-researched volume is sure it intrigue and inspire any dreamer to go out and do.

Disneyland Detective

Author: Kendra Trahan
Publisher: Kendra Trahan
ISBN: 0971746400
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Travel

This enthusiastic investigation of Disneyland's hidden treasures leads both first-time visitors and aficionados through the legendary theme park while pointing out tiny surprises around each turn. Helpfully organized as a reading tour, this guidebook features the whereabouts of many of Disneyland's secrets, including the locations of several “Hidden Mickeys,” and original movie props that appear around the park. Also included are original illustrations, trivia, and an exploration of Disneyland's history, which notes the subtle tributes Walt Disney placed throughout the grounds honoring the people who made the park possible. Also included are fascinating facts about Disneyland and American history that will interest teachers and tour guides as well as the 13.9 million guests who visit Disneyland every year.

Window on Main Street

Author: Van Arsdale France
Publisher:
ISBN: 1941500633
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre:

Lessons from the Man Who Created Disney University. Van Arsdale France, the founder of Disney University and author of its world-class "cast member" training programs, takes you inside the "berm" for a first-hand look at how Disney makes the magic that keeps its guests coming back for more.

Main Street Windows

Author: Jeff Heimbuch
Publisher:
ISBN: 0991295412
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Architecture

As you walk down Main Street, U.S.A., have you ever looked up and wondered what the names on the windows mean? Although the tradition of honoring people with a window has been around since Disneyland's opening day, there has never been a comprehensive list of them all... Until now. In this book, you'll find a complete guide to all of the whimsical tributes at every Magic Kingdom park throughout the world, complete with full color photos!

Disneywar

Author: James B. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781847396891
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: Social Science

When you wish upon a star', 'Whistle While You Work', 'The Happiest Place on Earth' - these are lyrics indelibly linked to Disney, one of the most admired and best-known companies in the world. So when Roy Disney, chairman of Disney animation, abruptly resigned in November 2003 and declared war on chairman and chief executive Michael Eisner, he sent shock waves throughout the world. DISNEYWAR is the dramatic inside story of what drove this iconic entertainment company to civil war, told by one of America's most acclaimed journalists. Drawing on unprecedented access to both Eisner and Roy Disney, current and former Disney executives and board members, as well as hundreds of pages of never-before-seen letters and memos, James B. Stewart gets to the bottom of mysteries that have enveloped Disney for years. In riveting detail, Stewart also lays bare the creative process that lies at the heart of Disney. Even as the executive suite has been engulfed in turmoil, Disney has worked - and sometimes clashed - with a glittering array of Hollywood players, many of who tell their stories here for the first time.

Walt Disney s Ultimate Inventor

Author: Don Iwerks
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1484743377
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Beginning with the creation of the Mickey Mouse cartoons, the Walt Disney Studio established an early reputation as being a technical leader in Hollywood. While Walt Disney originated Mickey's voice and personality, it was Ub Iwerks who designed his form and movements and first animated the now-iconic character. Ub spent ten years animating with Walt, then set out on his own to start a separate animation studio, and ultimately returned to again work closely with Walt and invent cutting-edge special effects and reach new and better technical achievements for Disney films and park attractions. Throughout their lives, both men insisted on quality in everything they created. Two geniuses, working together to make some of the most recognizable aspects of Disney; this is their story.

The Haunted Mansion

Author: Jason Surrell
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1484722299
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Genre: Travel

The Haunted Mansion is one of the most popular and beloved attractions in Disney theme park history, and can be found in each Magic Kingdom Park around the globe.This newly updated book brings the Mansion's inhabitants to an afterlife like never before. Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion illustrates how the Mansion's 999 "grim grinning ghosts" moved from sketches to reality, evolving from earliest story concepts through adaptations and changes as it moved into each of the parks, to the very latest ideas for show enhancements.This book also confirms and dispels the various myths and rumors that have surrounded the mysterious Mansion since its opening. And now new history has been added as the attraction continues to evolve.In this third edition, there are even more details and artwork depicting the Imagineering of the attractions in California and Florida, as well as the corresponding Haunted Mansion attractions in Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong.

Yesterday s Tomorrow

Author: Don Hahn
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1484737644
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Design

Yesterday's Tomorrow is a valentine to an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design; a large-format, general audience book, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era. If you've seen Sleeping Beauty, read Dwell Magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched Mad Men, this book is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era of Disney.

Going to the Dogs

Author: Erich Kastner
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590176870
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Fiction

Going to the Dogs is set in Berlin after the crash of 1929 and before the Nazi takeover, years of rising unemployment and financial collapse. The moralist in question is Jakob Fabian, “aged thirty-two, profession variable, at present advertising copywriter . . . weak heart, brown hair,” a young man with an excellent education but permanently condemned to a low-paid job without security in the short or the long run. What’s to be done? Fabian and friends make the best of it—they go to work though they may be laid off at any time, and in the evenings they go to the cabarets and try to make it with girls on the make, all the while making a lot of sharp-sighted and sharp-witted observations about politics, life, and love, or what may be. Not that it makes a difference. Workers keep losing work to new technologies while businessmen keep busy making money, and everyone who can goes out to dance clubs and sex clubs or engages in marathon bicycle events, since so long as there’s hope of running into the right person or (even) doing the right thing, well—why stop? Going to the Dogs, in the words of introducer Rodney Livingstone, “brilliantly renders with tangible immediacy the last frenetic years [in Germany] before 1933.” It is a book for our time too.

New Ideas from Dead Economists

Author: Todd G. Buchholz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452288444
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

A reexamination of the major economic theories of the past two hundred years discusses how long-dead, famous economists such as Adam Smith and others would handle today's economic problems.

Fast Food Nation

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547750330
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

Mary Poppins She Wrote

Author: Valerie Lawson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476762920
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of the English author of the classic children's story traces her long life, the creation of her mysterious and beloved title character, and her tumultuous relationship with Walt Disney.

Brave New Neighborhoods

Author: Margaret Kohn
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415944635
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

Fighting for First Amendment rights is as popular a pastime as ever, but just because you can get on your soapbox doesn't mean anyone will be there to listen. Town squares have emptied out as shoppers decamp for the megamalls; gated communities keep pesky signature gathering activists away; even most internet chatrooms are run by the major media companies. Brave New Neighborhood sconsiders what can be done to protect and revitalize our public spaces.

Ink Paint

Author: Mindy Johnson
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 1484727819
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Art

Established in October 1923, the Ink & Paint Department set up shop at the first Disney studios on Kingswell Avenue in Los Angeles before moving to the Disney Hyperion Studio, and finally to the Burbank Studios in 1940. At the height of production, the staff was comprised primarily of women, numbering more than 250 artists and technicians. Today, this vital division continues with a small number of talented artists who keep the hand-­made magic alive, even with the advent of 3-D animation. In this glossy volume, featuring never-before-seen photos, artwork, and detailed accounts, the process, techniques, and contributions of the women-and men-who defined the Walt Disney Studio's legendary Ink & Paint Department over the years are carefully explored, preserved, and shared for future generations.