Disney A to Z

the updated official encyclopedia

Author: Dave Smith

Publisher: Disney Editions


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 633

View: 7614

Thousands of entries and hundreds of photographs combine to provide a comprehensive reference to the world of Disney, providing coverage of the history of Disney, park attractions, television shows, songs, animated features and shorts, and films

Disney A to Z (Fifth Edition)

The Official Encyclopedia

Author: Dave Smith

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781484737835

Category: Reference

Page: 864

View: 7596

If you're curious about The Walt Disney Company, this comprehensive encyclopedia is your one-stop guide! Filled with significant achievements, short biographies, historic dates, and tons of trivia-worthy tidbits and anecdotes, this newly updated collection covers all things Disney-from A to Z-through thousands of entries and more than eight hundred images. The fifth edition will include all the major Disney park attractions, restaurants, and shows; summaries of ABC and Disney television series; run-downs on all Disney and Disney-Pixar films and characters; the latest and greatest from Marvel and Lucas; key actors, songs, and animators from Disney films and shows; and so much more!

Disney A to Z

The Official Encyclopedia

Author: David Smith

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9780786849192

Category: Reference

Page: 768

View: 3387

Thousands of entries and hundreds of photographs combine to provide a comprehensive reference to the world of Disney, providing coverage of the history of Disney, park attractions, television shows, songs, animated features and shorts, and films.

Top Disney

100 Top Ten Lists of the Best of Disney, from the Man to the Mouse and Beyond

Author: Christopher Lucas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493037722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 4924

Long before David Letterman made it a nightly ritual, groupings of ten seemed to be the most common form of list making (commandments, amendments, FBI most wanted, etc.) Top 10 lists abound for everything today, from movies and music to sports and politics. There is so much Disney history to cover, however, that it can’t be contained in one simple list, thus “The Top 100 Top Ten of Disney.” There is not a person on Earth who hasn’t come into contact with Disney in some way. Whether seeing a Disney film, hearing a Disney song, recognizing a Disney character or visiting a Disney park, the company’s reach is global. The Top 100 Top Ten of Disney will collect the best of the best of Disney in a book of lists. From Walt himself and the beginning of his company, to his successors who have broadened the reach of the Disney brand well beyond where even Walt could have imagined it, this book will cover every aspect of the 93 years of history that Disney has to offer. In it you will find information on everything from Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Queen Elsa, to the billion dollar acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilm. Written for casual and die-hard fans alike, The Top 100 Top Ten of Disney will revisit some familiar characters, films, songs, rides, and personalities associated with Disney but will also uncover some forgotten, obscure and overlooked parts of the company as well, such as the unlikely Disney films Victory Through Air Power (1943) and The Story of Menstruation (1946). The book will be laid out in easy to read “bite size” pieces. It will be one of those books that the whole family can enjoy and can be picked up and referred to again and again. Author Bio: Christopher Lucas is a lifelong fan of all things Disney. His admiration for Walt, and the company he built, led Chris to create a one person show called “Of Mouse and Man” which has been performed in several colleges, theaters and civic centers. He is also the co‐author of Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story, the critically acclaimed book released by Simon & Schuster and Derek Jeter Publishing in April 2015. Christopher lives in suburban New Jersey with his two young sons. His goal someday is to take a vacation somewhere that doesn’t involve a visit to a Disney theme park.

The Disney Middle Ages

A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past

Author: Tison Pugh,Susan Aronstein

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230340075

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 7065

"The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past examines the intersection between the products of the Walt Disney Company and popular culture's fascination with the Middle Ages. The Disney Middle Ages have come, for many, to figure as the Middle Ages, forming the earliest visions of the medieval past for much of the contemporary western (and increasingly eastern) imaginary. The Disney Middle Ages explores Disney's accounts of the Middle Ages and their political and cultural ramifications, analyzing how these re-creations of a fairy-tale history function in modern society"--

Understanding Disney

The Manufacture of Fantasy

Author: Janet Wasko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745669042

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9099

Since the 1930s the Walt Disney Company has produced characters, images, and stories which have captivated audiences around the world. How can we understand the appeal of Disney products? What is it about the Disney phenomenon that attracts so many children as well as adults? In this major new book, Janet Wasko examines the processes by which the Disney company - one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world - manufactures the fantasies which enthrall millions. She analyses the historical expansion of the Disney empire, examines the content of Disney's classic films, cartoons and TV programs and shows how they are produced, considering how some of the same techniques have been applied to the Disney theme parks. She also discusses the reception of Disney products by different kinds of audiences. By looking at the Disney phenomenon from a variety of perspectives, she provides a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the most significant media and cultural institutions of our time. This important book by a leading scholar of the entertainment industries will be of great interest to students in media and cultural studies and will appeal to a wide readership.

The A to Z of Animation and Cartoons

Author: Nichola Dobson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461664020

Category: Art

Page: 310

View: 6512

The A to Z of Animation and Cartoons is an introduction to all aspects of animation history and its development as a technology and industry beyond the familiar cartoons from the Disney and Warner Bros. Studios. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, a bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on animators, directors, studios, techniques, films, and some of the best-known characters.

How to Be Like Walt

Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life

Author: Pat Williams,Jim Denney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757394469

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 7368

How to Be Like is a “character biography” series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book—by far the most exhaustive in the series—Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history. While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this book takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney’s life into one straightforward, easy-to-read tale of imagination, perseverance, and optimism. Far from a preachy or oppressive tome, this book scrapes away the minutiae to capture the true magic of a brilliant maverick. Key Features This is for the millions of Disney fans—those who admire his artistry or his business savvy or the products of his namesake company. The tone and style of the book will capture the imagination of younger readers, especially teens, in the same way as How to Be Like Mike. Support within the Disney world includes the daughter and grandson of Walt Disney; nephew and former vice chairman Roy Disney; and numerous Disney insiders who are already spreading the word.

Adaptation Theory and Criticism

Postmodern Literature and Cinema in the USA

Author: Gordon E. Slethaug

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623562015

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 4970

Traditional critics of film adaptation generally assumed a) that the written text is better than the film adaptation because the plot is more intricate and the language richer when pictorial images do not intrude; b) that films are better when particularly faithful to the original; c) that authors do not make good script writers and should not sully their imagination by writing film scripts; d) and often that American films lack the complexity of authored texts because they are sourced out of Hollywood. The 'faithfulness' view has by and large disappeared, and intertextuality is now a generally received notion, but the field still lacks studies with a postmodern methodology and lens.Exploring Hollywood feature films as well as small studio productions, Adaptation Theory and Criticism explores the intertextuality of a dozen films through a series of case studies introduced through discussions of postmodern methodology and practice. Providing the reader with informative background on theories of film adaptation as well as carefully articulated postmodern methodology and issues, Gordon Slethaug includes several case studies of major Hollywood productions and small studio films, some of which have been discussed before (Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and Do the Right Thing) and some that have received lesser consideration (Six Degrees of Separation, Smoke, Smoke Signals, Broken Flowers, and various Snow White narratives including Enchanted, Mirror Mirror, and Snow White and the Huntsman). Useful for both film and literary studies students, Adaptation Theory and Criticism cogently combines the existing scholarship and uses previous theories to engage readers to think about the current state of American literature and film.

A to Z Entrepeneurship

26 Words that capture what it takes to be an Entrepreneurship

Author: Hemant C. Lodha

Publisher: Panchshil Prakashan



Page: N.A

View: 1261

Being an entrepreneur is about more than just starting a business or two, it is about having attitude and the drive to succeed in business. All successful entrepreneurs have a specific way of thinking and posses certain key personal qualities that make them so successful in business. This book lists the all the qualities that entrepreneurs need to establish, succeed and grow their business in A to Z sequence for ease of use.

Disney Babies A to Z

Author: Margo Lundell

Publisher: Golden Press

ISBN: 9780307123176

Category: Alphabet.

Page: 10

View: 2462

The charming Disney Babies introduce young children to all the letters of the alphabet, in a colorful concept book featuring simple word labels and large, vivid illustrations

Disney's Little Einsteins Learn to Draw from A to Z

Learn to draw anything from an aardvark to a zebra!

Author: Disney Storybook Artists

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 9781600581045

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3599

Learn to draw 26 exciting subjects-from A to Z-with Disney's Little Einsteins This 32-page, step-by-step book teaches young artists how to draw a wide array of delightful subjects. Narrated by Disney's Little Einsteins, Learn to Draw from A to Z contains easy-to-follow drawing instructions for 26 different subjects-from an aardvark to a zebra-and is packaged with a 52-page paper pad that is pre-printed with half-finished drawings for readers to complete. This unique art book also comes with a CD of images, so parents can print out a never-ending supply of unfinished drawings. Plus, the Little Einsteins provide brief definitions of the subjects, helping preschoolers learn new words as they draw them! This inventive method of teaching children to draw while they learn new words is easy and fun. Plus, it allows each child to work at his or her own pace and enjoy hours of creative entertainment and quiet stimulation.

Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

Author: Carolyn Tatem

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449088333

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 136

View: 6657

Marketing Insights from A to Z

80 Concepts Every Manager Needs to Know

Author: Philip Kotler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118045610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6605

The most renowned figure in the world of marketing offers the new rules to the game for marketing professionals and business leaders alike In Marketing Insights from A to Z, Philip Kotler, one of the undisputed fathers of modern marketing, redefines marketing's fundamental concepts from A to Z, highlighting how business has changed and how marketing must change with it. He predicts that over the next decade marketing techniques will require a complete overhaul. Furthermore, the future of marketing is in company-wide marketing initiatives, not in a reliance on a single marketing department. This concise, stimulating book relays fundamental ideas fast for busy executives and marketing professionals. Marketing Insights from A to Z presents the enlightened and well-informed musings of a true master of the art of marketing based on his distinguished forty-year career in the business. Other topics include branding, experiential advertising, customer relationship management, leadership, marketing ethics, positioning, recession marketing, technology, overall strategy, and much more. Philip Kotler (Chicago, IL) is the father of modern marketing and the S. C. Johnson and Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, one of the definitive marketing programs in the world. Kotler is the author of twenty books and a consultant to nonprofit organizations and leading corporations such as IBM, General Electric, Bank of America, and AT&T.



Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641077265

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6772

Leben als Sicherungskopie Die virtuelle Revolution hat ein Utopia erzeugt, in dem es keinen Tod und keine Krankheit mehr gibt – jeder kann seinen Geist abspeichern und ihn in einen neuen Körper laden. Doch es kommt vor, dass diese „Backups“ nicht immer dem neuesten Stand entsprechen und Menschen mit veralteten Daten im Kopf herumlaufen. Ein Umstand, den sich so manche kriminelle Organisation zunutze macht ...

Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 364692862X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 640

View: 922

Gossip aus der Götterwelt Warum braucht Perseus eine Umarmung? Was hat Herkules angestellt? Und wer schlug Medusa den Kopf ab? Noch einmal öffnet Percy Jackson die Büchse der Pandora. Und dieses Mal bringt er die tragischen Ereignisse, ruhmreichen Taten und kühnen Abenteuer der griechischen Helden auf den Tisch. In bester Percy-Manier erzählt er urkomisch und kenntnisreich von Herkules, Orpheus und Co. und lässt dabei keine Frage unbeantwortet. Ein waghalsig-komisches Leseabenteuer! Alle Bände der Percy-Jackson-Serie: Percy Jackson – Diebe im Olymp (Band 1) Percy Jackson – Im Bann des Zyklopen (Band 2) Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Die Schlacht um das Labyrinth (Band 4) Percy Jackson – Die letzte Göttin (Band 5) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane(Sonderband) Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Göttersagen Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen Und dann geht es weiter mit den »Helden des Olymp«!