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.
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Whether you're a new fan of the history of the Walt Disney Studios, or you're a veteran fan who can't get enough, "now is the time, now is the best time" to pick up a copy and get another glimpse back at Walt Disney and his Dream Factory. - AllEArs.net
If you're a film buff, but more importantly, if you're a Disney film buff, than The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember is going to become a prized possession in your book collection. For any Disney history fan, I was surprised by how much of this story has gone untold in the countless Walt biographies written and you can spend hours poring over the accompanying pictures. So prepare to take a trip through time in Burbank to see where it all began and how Walt's vision for his dream factory is still utilized 75 years later. - LaughingPlace.com
The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember serves as an excellent and heartfelt tribute to the iconic location where the majority of our favorite Disney movies were developed and created ... never has there been a finer and more appropriately compiled volume on the subject than this book. Highly recommended! - animatedviews.com
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.