An enduring classic, The Art of Walt Disney has sold more than half a million copies since its first publication in 1973 and is still considered the definitive study of The Walt Disney Company's vast artistic achievements through the decades. the book tells the remarkable story of Walt Disney and the company he built based on the creations of his extraordinary imagination, from Mickey Mouse to feature films to theme parks and Broadway. Based on numerous interviews with Disney staff members past and present, the text is profusely illustrated with more than eight hundred illustrations ranging from concept and background art to film stills - Mickey's 1928 debut in Steamboat Willie to the latest from Disney/Pixar, The Incredibles - to views of theme-park attractions and Broadway stage productions. Christopher Finch has revised and expanded this volume extensively, adding three new chapters, to cover all the major Disney Projects since the 1995 edition. here Finch describes in detail the Disney films from the last ten years, including Mulan, Fantasia/2000, James and the Giant Peach, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear and Home on the Range, as well as Disney's enormously popular films with Pixar, such as Toy Story and Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc, and finding Nemo (the highest grossing animated film in history).
This edition also covers the latest in live action films and Disney's successful foray on Broadway with The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Aida. The ever-growing Disney theme parks are explored, including California Adventure in Anaheim, Animal Kingdom in Orlando and Tokyo DisneySea in Japan. This new edition of The Art of Walt Disney once again tells the endlessly fascinating story of Disney's rise from humble beginnings to international renown, but this time we're brought into the twenty-first century. This next episode in the history of The Walt Disney Company is sure to captivate a whole new audience, while reigniting the excitement of those who already own a previous edition of the book.