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Walt Disney: an American Original, Commemorative Edition (Disney Editions Deluxe) (Hardcover)

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About the Author


In 1958, Walt Disney encouraged thirty-six-year-old Bob Thomas to write The Art of Animation, the first book that would give full credit to the animators and explore the animation process. Thomas interviewed Walt Disney many times during the years he was a Hollywood correspondent for the Associate Press and in preparation for his two books, The Art of Animation and Walt Disney: Magician of the Movies.

After Disney's death in 1966, Thomas wrote the official biography, Walt Disney: An American Original. He is also the author of numerous other books, including biographies on Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Harry Cohn, Irving Thalberg, David O. Selznick, Joan Crawford, William Holden, Walter Winchell, and other Hollywood legends. His biographies of Howard Hughes and Abbot and Costello became television movies.

His other Disney books include Building a Company: Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an Entertainment Empire; The Art of Animation: From Mickey Mouse to Beauty and the Beast; and its revision, The Art of Animation, From Mickey Mouse to Hercules. He was issued a special commendation at the Disney Legends ceremony in 2001.

Praise For…


" . . . Walt Disney's definitive biography . . ."
- Amy Murray, BBC News NI

One of "THE BEST BOOKS ON DISNEY . . . From history books to behind-the-scenes looks at the making of Disney films, these books offer a wealth of information about one of the most iconic brands in the world. So whether you’re a diehard Disney fan or simply curious about the company, be sure to check out these titles. . . Disney lovers will appreciate learning more about the man behind the mouse, and anyone interested in business will find this book to be a fascinating read. Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, Walt Disney: An American Original is definitely worth picking up."
- Phil Treagus-Evans, THEREADINGLISTS.COM

One of "The 10 Best Books on Walt Disney."
- Nick Dunehew, Brooksy Society

One of the "Best Books About Disney World, Disneyland & Imagineering in Our Library."
- Tom Bricker, Disney Tourist Blog

One of "5 Literary Gems About the History of Disneyland."
- Bookstr

One of "17 Disney Books Every Disney Fan Should Read."
- Unlocking The Magic

One of "30 Books About Disney World and Disneyland . . . If you are a Disney fan, this list of books about Disney should give you a pretty good TBR (to be read) pile!" - FLYINGOFFTHEBOOKSHELF.COM
Product Details
ISBN: 9781368083966
ISBN-10: 136808396X
Publisher: Disney Editions
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Disney Editions Deluxe