Abundantly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs and artwork from the studio's ninety-plus years of productions, The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember celebrates Walt Disney’s dream factory, which has always been and continues to be the heart of The Walt Disney Company.In 1923, two enterprising brothers named Walt and Roy Disney decided to go into the movie business together, establishing the Disney Brothers Studio in Los Angeles, California. Since then, The Walt Disney Studios has released hundreds of groundbreaking and entertaining shorts and full-length feature films in both animation and live-action, garnering countless awards, accolades, and aficionados the world over. But just as Walt was never a man to rest on his laurels, the Disney studio continues to surpass itself, innovating new technology, pioneering new techniques, and gleaning higher box-office returns with every passing decade.From Pinocchio and Fantasia, World War II propaganda films to the Disneyland TV show, Bedknobs and Broomsticks to Pirates of the Caribbean, some of the company's most monumental and iconic creations have been brought to life at the studio. So park your car in the Zorro lot, take a stroll down Mickey Avenue, and get ready for an insider tour . . . this is the Walt Disney Studios like it's never been seen before. Searching for that perfect gift for the movie fan in your life? Explore more behind-the-scenes stories from Disney Editions:
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About the Author
Becky Cline joined The Walt Disney Company in 1989, and became a member of the staff of the Walt Disney Archives in 1993. Today, as director of the Archives, Becky is charged with collecting and preserving all aspects of Disney history and making the material available to researchers from all areas of The Walt Disney Company, as well as to historians, writers, documentarians, and fans around the world. Her many responsibilities include maintaining and conserving the Archives’ collections of historical documents, artwork, character merchandise, costumes, props, and memorabilia.
Since the Archives was established at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, it has grown from a one-person department to its current staff of twenty-four, and has come to be recognized as a model among corporate archives in the country.
In her position with the Disney Archives, Becky has also enjoyed participating in the research and development of many new and exciting programs and fan-based initiatives for The Walt Disney Company—most recently being a part of the development and operations team for D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.
"Walt Disney is renowned as a unique pioneer in film, television, and themed entertainment—but little-discussed is how his groundbreaking innovation influenced a place the public would never see—the studio where his creative visions were brought to life. In The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember, authors Rebecca Cline and Steven Clark offer a one-of-a-kind backstage story about the Walt Disney Studios and its remarkable design and history, and its ongoing use, expansion, and improvement. Overflowing with rare and never-before-published images, this volume is a revelatory treat for all fans of Disney."
—<strong>Jeff Kurtti,</strong> Author and Disney Historian
One of "19 great coffee table books for Disney fans"—<div></div><strong><em>Business Insider</em></strong>