Walt's People: Volume 16: Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him - Signed by Didier Ghez



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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 16 features appearances by Louis A. Pesmen, Grim Natwick, Gyo Fujikawa, Hicks Lokey, Jack Bradbury, Jack Kinney, Charles August "Nick" Nichols, Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Bill Tytla, Ken Annakin, Irwin Kostal, Lucille Martin, Woolie Reitherman, Mel Shaw, Claude Coats, William "Sully" Sullivan, George McGinnis, Jack Buckley, and Ted Kierscey, plus an article by William M. Watkins about roller coaster design and excerpts from the November 1940 issue of The Bulletin (a weekly newsletter once published by the Disney studio) about the making of Fantasia.

Among the hundreds of stories in this volume:

  • KEN ANNAKIN shares memories of his time spent with Walt Disney in England working on such films as Robin Hood and The Sword and the Rose.
  • LUCILLE MARTIN provides unique insight about Walt Disney based on her many years of service as his personal secretary.
  • WILLIAM "SULLY" SULLIVAN talks about his four decades with Disney, starting in 1955 on Walt's Jungle Cruise and ending with his retirement as vice-president of Magic Kingdom.
  • GEORGE McGINNIS, an Imagineer and industrial designer, explains the nuts and bolts behind such attractions as Space Mountain, Horizons, and the Mark V monorail (which he designed).

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

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Louis A. Pesmen
  • Grim Natwick by Robin Allan
  • Articles from "The Bulletin"
  • Gyo Fujikawa
  • Gyo Fujikawa by John Canemaker
  • Hicks Lokey by Mark Langer
  • Excerpts from Jack Bradbury's Autobiography
  • Jack Kinney
  • Charles August "Nick" Nichols
  • Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, and Bill Tytla
  • Ken Annakin by EMC West
  • Irwin Kostal by Richard Holliss
  • Lucille Martin by Michael Broggie
  • Woolie Reitherman and Mel Shaw by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
  • Claude Coats by Jay Horan
  • William "Sully" Sullivan by Jim Korkis
  • George McGinnis by Didier Ghez
  • Making Magic: How Computers Influenced Roller Coaster Design by William M. Watkins
  • Walt Disney World's Space Mountain by George McGinnis
  • Disneyland's Space Mountain by George McGinnis and William M. Watkins
  • Horizons by George McGinnis
  • On Track by George McGinnis
  • Jack Buckley by Bob Thomas
  • Ted Kierscey by Didier Ghez

About the Author:

Didier Ghez has conducted Disney research since he was a teenager in the mid '80s. His articles about the parks, animation, and vintage international Disneyana, as well as his many interviews with Disney artists, have appeared in such magazines as Disney Twenty-Three, Persistence of Vision, Tomart's Disneyana Update, Animation Journal, Animation Magazine, StoryboarD, and Fantasyline. He is the author of the books They Drew As They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age, Disney's Grand Tour and Disneyland Paris - From Sketch to Reality, and editor of Life in the Mouse House: Memoir of a Disney Story Artist and Inside the Whimsy Works: My Life with Walt Disney Productions. He runs The Disney History blog (disneybooks.blogspot.com), The Disney Books Network website (www.didierghez.com), and serves as managing editor of the Walt's People book series.


Didier Ghez

Condition & Attributes

Signed by the series editor Didier Ghez



Publishing Information

Theme Park Press

Physical Description

9 inches
6 inches
346 pages