Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. The Ultimate History – November 29, 2018
by David Gerstein (Author), J. B. Kaufman (Author), Daniel Kothenschulte (Editor)
Massive hardcover book measuring 11.4” x 15.6”. x 2.5” (496 pages).
Includes a Mickey ribbon bookmark and a special full color graphic cardboard storage box with handle.
On November 18, 1928, the world’s most famous mouse made his very first public debut. This huge book celebrates 90 years of Mickey in one of the most expansive illustrated publications on the Disney universe. Starting with the first sketches of a character who was almost named Mortimer, the authors trace the career of Walt Disney’s and Ub Iwerks’s most famous creation, one met with an explosion of worldwide popularity preceded only by the earlier successes of Charlie Chaplin.
With unlimited access to Disney’s vast historical collection, including the private collections, including those of Bernie Shine and Mel Birnkrant, the authors bring Mickey’s success story to life: concept art, story sketches, background paintings, and animation drawings as well as historical photographs trace the origins and evolution of such timeless favorites as Steamboat Willie, The Band Concert, and Brave Little Tailor. They also follow Mickey as he builds on this legendary library of short cartoons by appearing in two historic feature-length films, Fantasia and Fun and Fancy Free.