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Author Susanin, Timothy S

Title Walt before Mickey : Disney's early years, 1919-1928 / Timothy S. Susanin

Publ Info Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  NC1766.U52 S5658 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  NC1766.U52 S5658 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  NC1766.U52 S5658 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 340 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Preface / by Diane Disney Miller -- Introduction: Thanksgiving, 1966 -- Book one: Kansas City. Prologue the road to the first studios: commercial art, film, ads, and "home experimenting," 1919-1921 -- Kaycee Studios, 1921-1922 -- Laugh-o-gram Films, Inc., 1922-1923 -- Book two: Los Angeles. Disney Brothers Studio, 1923-1926 -- Walt Disney Studio, 1926-1928 -- Epilogue: after Mickey
Note For ten years before the creation of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney struggled with, failed at, and eventually mastered the art and business of animation. Most biographies of his career begin in 1928, when Steamboat Willie was released. That first Disney Studio cartoon with synchronized sound made its main character--Mickey Mouse-an icon for generations. But Steamboat Willie was neither Disney's first cartoon nor Mickey Mouse's first appearance. Prior to this groundbreaking achievement, Walt Disney worked in a variety of venues and studios, refining what would become known as the Disney style. In Walt Before Mickey, 1919-1928, Timothy Susanin creates a portrait of the artist from age seventeen to the cusp of his international renown. After serving in the Red Cross in France after World War I, Walt Disney worked for advertising and commercial art in Kansas City. Walt used these experiences to create four studios-Kaycee Studios, Laugh-O-gram Films, Disney Brothers Studio, and Walt Disney Studio. Using company documents, private correspondence between Walt and his brother Roy, contemporary newspaper accounts, and new interviews with Disney's associates, Susanin traces Disney's path. The author shows Disney to be a complicated, resourceful man, especially during his early career
LC subject Disney, Walt, 1901-1966
Animators -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9781604739602 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781604739619 (ebook)
1604739614 (ebook)