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.
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.
Author: Van Arsdale France
Release Date: 2015-10-26
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.
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!
Author: J. Jeff Kober
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Amusement parks
Guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios become the stars in a theme park experience like no other. In this behind-the-camera book, you'll find out how Disney does it, and how you can use the same techniques to bring some show biz into your biz, with your customers the stars. Former Disney University leader J. Jeff Kober shares little-known stories behind dozens of park attractions, restaurants, and shops, and teaches you how to use Disney's peerless storytelling and customer service secrets to take your life and your business to new heights. From the "ugly ducklings" of Min and Bill's Dockside Diner (and how to turn your own weaknesses into strengths) to Toy Story Midway Mania (and how to prevent "mania" from undermining your success), Kober takes you on a tour of Disney's Hollywood Studios that will change how you view the park - and how you view your own life, both personal and professional. --
Author: Erich Kastner
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Release Date: 2012-11-06
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.
Author: Don Iwerks
Publisher: Disney Editions
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.
Author: Tom Nabbe
Release Date: 2015-09-06
Walt Hired Me. In 1955, twelve-year-old Tom Nabbe was selling newspapers at Disneyland when he heard that Walt needed someone to play the role of Tom Sawyer. Tom pestered Walt until he got the job. Nearly fifty years later Tom retired, a Disney Legend. These are the adventures of Tom Nabbe.
Author: Don Hahn
Publisher: Disney Editions
Release Date: 2017-11-14
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.
Author: David Smith
Publisher: Disney Editions
Release Date: 2006-09-26
Thousands of entries and hundreds of photographs combine to provide a comprehensive reference to the world of Disney, providing coverage of the history of Disney, park attractions, television shows, songs, animated features and shorts, and films.
Author: Jessica Ward
Publisher: Disney Editions
Release Date: 2018-09-11
The Art of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse is a celebration of the true original icon, spanning the ninety years that Mickey Mouse has been entertaining audiences with heartfelt performances and humorous antics. The book begins with a comprehensive filmography, listing Mickey's animated performances in shorts, films, and television shows. This impressive résumé is followed by an analysis of Mickey's milestones: the firsts he has attained, the achievements he has made, and the recognitions he has received throughout his life thus far. A special double gatefold commemorates Mickey and Minnie's ninetieth anniversary with ninety pieces of artwork depicting the famous pair, from never-before-seen animation drawings to classic comic book covers. The final portion of the book is a jubilant commemoration comprised of new artwork, interpretations of Mickey Mouse contributed by the inspired minds at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. Here, Mickey is reimagined in a variety of media ranging from digital renderings to traditional paintings, in styles as unique and different as the artists themselves.
Author: Charles Randall
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: House & Home
Completely updated and revised: the latest in window & bed covering ideas, and now with an extensive Bed Covering section, The Encyclopedia Window & Bed Coverings is Charles Randall's newest creation based upon his original masterwork: The Encyclopedia of Window Fashions. This new book continues the tradition of blending historical, classic and contemporary offerings. The Encyclopedia of Window & Bed Coverings is a must have for interior designers, homeowners, and decorating enthusiasts alike. With more full-color and black & white illustrations than ever before, this book presents countless combinations of window and bedding treatments for any room in the home: from a simple rod pocket curtain to a period style masterpiece. 304 pages of cost-saving ideas, yardage calculations and fullness charts, you will quickly see why this book has not only become the industry standard for window decor inspiration, but also the world's best-selling window decorating book.
Author: Jon M. Gibson
Publisher: Universe Pub
Release Date: 2008
Documents the career and achievements of the animation pioneer of such films and shows as Fritz the Cat, The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, and The Lord of the Rings, in a volume that features pre-production art, animation cells, and previously unseen rough sketches. 35,000 first printing.