Working with Disney
Interviews with Animators, Producers, and Artists

By Don Peri

208 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, glossary, index

978-1-60473-939-8 Printed casebinding $55.00S

978-1-60473-940-4 Paper $25.00T

978-1-60473-941-1 Ebook $25.00

Printed casebinding, $55.00

Paper, $25.00

Ebook 978-1-60473-941-1, $25.00

Talks with the talents who made Disney magic happen worldwide

Interviews with Xavier "X" Atencio Sharon Baird Joyce Belanger Bobby Burgess John Catone Marc Davis Gilles "Frenchy" de Trémaudan Lou Debney Van France Dave Hand Ollie Johnston Bill Justice Walter Lantz Lance Nolley Frank Thomas

In this volume Don Peri continues his extraordinary work conducting in-depth interviews with Disney employees and animators. These recent interviews include conversations with actors and performers rather than solely animators.

This book offers Peri's extensive interviews with Marc Davis, Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnston, three of Walt Disney's famed "Nine Old Men of Animation." Peri interviewed two Disney Mouseketeers--Bobby Burgess and Sharon Baird--from the original Mickey Mouse Club Show, providing valuable perspectives on how the Walt Disney Company worked with television. Lou Debney, a Disney television producer, discusses the company's engagement with television and live-action film. Walter Lantz talks about his work in the animation business, especially with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Dave Hand discusses his legendary work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Taken together, the interviews in Working with Disney create an enlightening perspective on the Walt Disney Company as it grew from its animation roots into a media powerhouse.

Don Peri, Davis, California, first gained the confidence of Disney insiders through his work with animator, director, and producer Ben Sharpsteen. He has written and published extensively on Walt Disney's productions.

208 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, glossary, index