Walt Disney: Making Magic (The True Story of Walt Disney) (Historical Biographies of Famous People)

Written by Alexander Kennedy
Category: · Arts & Photography · History

Walt Disney was one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, a man whose name remains almost synonymous with American childhood. His iconic creations—Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Cinderella, Bambi, Disneyland—have become fixtures of our cultural landscape. Behind the Disney magic, however, lay a life of constant turmoil and conflict.

In this fast-paced, highly readable biography, Alexander Kennedy takes us from cradle to grave in the life of this troubled genius. Walt, an abused child, finds an outlet from his sufferings in art. But his ability and ambition soon set in motion a life that even he could not have imagined: a life of love and tragedy, success and betrayal, genius and disaster. As a studio head, Disney is forced to battle family and business partners, billionaires and unions, and communist plots of his own paranoid imaginings. But through all the highs and lows, he nonetheless continues to produce his masterpieces, forever redefining American animation…

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”Walt Disney

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  • The origins of Disney films including Snow White, Fantasia, and many more.
  • Disney’s early failed business ventures, and his remarkable ability to persist nonetheless.
  • The theft of Disney’s first popular character—and how it led to an even more famous creation.
  • Disney’s lifelong struggles with depression and paranoia.
  • The national controversy of Song of the South, Disney’s depiction of slavery.
  • The true story of what happened to Disney’s remains.
  • Disney’s legacy to the American movie industry.

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