The Walt's People series, edited by Didier Ghez, is a collection of the best interviews ever conducted with Disney artists.
Contributors to the series include noted Disney experts Robin Allan, Paul F. Anderson, Mike Barrier, Albert Becattini, Christopher Finch, J.B. Kaufman, Jim Korkis, Celbi Pegoraro, Christian Renaut, Linda Rosenkrantz, Rick Shale, Dave Smith, and Charles Solomon.
Walt's People - Volume 5 features in-depth interviews with artistsJames Algar, Bill Anderson, Buddy Baker, Jack Bradbury, George Bruns, Alice Davis, Marc Davis, Al Dempster, Bill Evans, Vance Gerry, Hugh Harman, T. Hee, Winston Hibler, Lynn Karp, Ward Kimball, Dave Michener, Nadine Missakian, John Musker and Ron Clements, Maurice Noble, Fess Parker, Walt Peregoy, Walt Stanchfield, Erwin Verity, and Bill Walsh. These interviews discuss, among many other subjects, the Disney Studio during World War II, Disney’s live-action productions, Disney’s background department, and the new golden age of animation. It contains hundreds of new stories about the Studio and its artists and should delight even the most serious historians and enthusiasts.
Walt's People is a notable new source of historical treasures and should give new energy to the world of Disney research!
This book is neither authorized, sponsored nor endorsed by the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries. It is an unofficial and unauthorized book. The mention of names and places associated with the Walt Disney Company and its businesses are not intended to infringe on any existing copyrights or trademarks of the Walt Disney Company, but are used in context for educational purposes. The opinions and statements expressed in these interviews are solely the opinions and perspectives of the authors and the interviewees and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and policy of the Walt Disney Company and its businesses.
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 Persistence of Vision, Tomart's Disneyana Update, Animation Journal, Animation Magazine, StoryboarD, and Fantasyline. He is the co-author of the art book Disneyland Paris - From Sketch to Reality, runs The Disney History blog (disneybooks.blogspot.com), The Disney Books Network website (www.pizarro.net/didier), and serves as managing editor of the Walt's People series.