Larger than life, the name Disney has become synonymous with brilliant animation and magnificent theme parks. But what about the man himself? In this collection of remembrances, more than one hundred people recall the ways their lives were touched by this complex, remarkable man: animators who trained under him; directors inspired by his vision; actors who sought him out fLarger than life, the name Disney has become synonymous with brilliant animation and magnificent theme parks. But what about the man himself? In this collection of remembrances, more than one hundred people recall the ways their lives were touched by this complex, remarkable man: animators who trained under him; directors inspired by his vision; actors who sought him out for advice and support; and family members who knew him best of all. There are many revealing insights about a man whose energy and imagination sparked a million ideas. Illustrated with rare photographs, this is an intimate portrait of Walt Disney, created by people who were fortunate enough to call him boss, dad, husband, colleague, artist, and friend....
|Title||:||Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney|
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Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney Reviews
This book is mainly a collection of recollections/quotes from people who were family members, close friends, and people who worked with or for Walt Disney. It is somewhat the sister (or companion) book to The Man Behind the Magic. Several of the recollections touched me, especially the ones about the death of Walt Disney. It's comforting to see that Disney's vision is continuing, and not straying too far from the path he wanted in terms of his theme parks. It was interesting to note that Disney did indicate that he didn't want to do sequels to his movies. That has changed, but the storytelling is still there. It's nice to note that not everything he did turned golden - there were some flops and disappointments, but he continued to go on. I don't know if I could have worked directly for Walt Disney for very long - I couldn't stand being shot down too often...but I would have jumped on the chance. It did cross my mind to become an "Imagineer", but instead I stayed with a safe path. But, it's nice to think about the "what if's"...
This book is exactly what it says it is, a collection of memories about Walt Disney that are organized to provide a look at the man behind the empire. The author includes stories from family and friends, studio and park employees, and a few of the stars of Disney. I was quite surprised by the impact that Walt's early life in Missouri made on him, and I found myself very moved by the recollections of Disney in his final months. The book is filled with photos, although I found myself wishing for captions under the photos rather than a page of photo captions at the end of the book. This book is an interesting, quick and easy read and a credit to Disney and the magic world he created.
A book of quotes explaining Walt by an interesting barrage of people. This includes his closest, like his daughters and brother, to animators and business partners, to people twice removed who remember stories of Walt. Though it is a book created as homage to Disney, it does not sugarcoat temperaments, his lack of empathy towards negative people, his continuous smoking and other less-than-flattering attributes. The quotes are paired witha wonderful collection of photographs- many that I had not seen even as an avid fan of the man. Inspirational and thoughtfully put together.
While I can't call this book overly informative, it is a very nice memorial of sorts, to an incredible man. The entire book is just made up of quotes, most about a paragraph or two, by a whole lot different people who had met Walt Disney. It's a fun, enjoyable way to, as the title states, "remember" Walt.
I was born after Walt Disney died but his influence and the things he created and imagined have always been a part of my life. As my kids get introduced to Disney, I like to be able to tell them about the man behind it all. I enjoyed reading this book and almost cried at the end when he died.
Remembering Walt is a very enjoyable anecdotal overview of the Life of Walt Disney. Contributors include family, friends, co-workers and other notable people who were blessed by having Walt as a part of their lives. Highly recommended.
This book was a great way to learn more about Walt Disney without getting into too much detail. It's basically a collection of quotes from people that knew Walt that gives insight to his character.
I found this book heart warming...I loved reading about other peoples interactions with Walt Disney in their own words....very interesting.