‘Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s‘ is a nonfiction research book by John G. West. The book explores the live-action productions that Walt Disney produced during his lifetime.
The official website describes the synopsis as follows,
“Based on six years of original research and extensive interviews with former Disney studio staff, Walt Disney and Live Action by John G. West is the first book to focus solely on Walt Disney’s live-action features of the 1950s and 60s. It goes “behind-the-scenes” to explore Walt Disney’s role in making live-action films as well probing the deeper meaning of the films. Published by Theme Park Press, the book provides detailed production histories for more than 50 live-action films and television features and more than 80 behind-the-scenes photos, many of them believed to be previously unpublished.”
This book reminds us of what Walt Disney Studios used to be. Before they started to listen to woke nonsense on social media, their founder had an imagination that was brilliant, whimsical, patriotic, and moralistic. From interviews, research, and fun stories we get a glimpse of what Disney’s life was beyond animation plus how he wanted to impact the culture. It was an interesting and enthralling to read. I highly recommend it.
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