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 19 features appearances by Dick Grills, Jack Kinney, Jane Kinney, Don W. Graham, Janet Martin, Lloyd Beebe, Roy E. Disney, Susan Musfelt Hoose, Terry Jo Steinberger, Carol Farris, Art Stevens, Frank Thomas, and Alan Coats.

Among the hundreds of stories in this volume:

  • LLOYD BEBEE describes the challenges of filming wild animals in their natural habitats for Disney's True-Life Adventures series.
  • JANET MARTIN provides a unique perspective on Disney artists and animators at play, in her series of letters home from the studio's "El Grupo" tour of Central and South America.
  • ROY E. DISNEY discusses what it was like to be the "boss' son", first as a kid wandering the halls of the Disney studio, then an assistant director and producer, and finally vice-chairman of the Disney company board.
  • ALAN COATS, the son of Disney artist Claude Coats, reflects on growing up in the Disney "family" and his long stint as an Imagineer working on attractions both in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

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