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Disney History from the Source

The Walt’s People series is an oral history of all things Disney, as told by the artists, animators, designers, engineers, and executives who made it happen, from the 1920s through the present.

Walt’s People: Volume 25 features appearances by Wilfred Haughton, Basil Reynolds, William Norris Dakin, John Rose, Maurice Noble, John Lounsbery, Tim Considine, David Stollery, John Mansbridge, Roger Broggie, John Hence, Candace Lavin, Eddie Sotto, and Jim Tadevic.

Among the hundreds of stories in this volume:

  • WILLIAM NORRIS DAKIN gives us a sense of what life as an animation trainee was like at the Disney Studio in the late 1930s.
  • JOHN ROSE talks about his efforts to get Disney to produce Don Quixote as a full-length animated feature.
  • TIM CONSIDINE and DAVID STOLLERY reflect upon their careers as child actors and stars of The Mickey Mouse Club TV show Spin and Marty.
  • Imagineer CANDACE LAVIN reminisces about her work on EPCOT’s World Showcase and explains what it takes to design a Canadian totem pole.

The entertaining, informative stories in every volume of Walt’s People will please both Disney scholars and eager fans alike.

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Chapters

  1. Letters to Dennis Gifford from Wilfred Haughton (1977, Wilfred Haughton)
  2. Basil Reynolds (1975, Basil Reynolds)
  3. The Disney Diaries of William Norris Dakin (1938,1939, William Norris Dakin)
  4. John Rose (1978, Milton Gray)
  5. Maurice Noble (1977-01-24,1989-05-31;1990-02-10,1990-12-03, Michael Barrier, Milton Gray)
  6. Letter from John Lounsbery to Julius Svendsen (John Lounsbery)
  7. Tim Considine (1990, Dave Smith)
  8. David Stollery (1991, Dave Smith)
  9. John Mansbridge (2011, Didier Ghez)
  10. Roger Broggie (1983-11-18,1983-11-22, Jay Horan)
  11. John Hench (1982, Jay Horan)
  12. Candace Lavin (2019-09-26,2019-10-03, Didier Ghez)
  13. Eddie Sotto (2018, Jim Korkis)
  14. Eddie Sotto (2019-06, Jim Korkis)
  15. Jim Tadevic (2011-03-17,2011-04-07,2011-04-14, Didier Ghez)

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