bought 2007 03 Walt Disney was a genius At a very early age he was creative, inventive and a dreamer He could do just about anything, but he always had to be in control he was never short of ideas, and he seldom let finances get in his way How many times can you be on the brink of ruin and still see the possibility of great success I love the man, what he has accomplished and the imaginary world he has created for children and adults. For Generations He Set The Standard For Family Entertainment His Films Snow White, Cinderella, Bambi Are Perennial Classics Now, Walt Disney S Remarkable Story Is Told For Children From His Childhood On A Missouri Farm To The Building Of The Disney Empire Page Color Insert Balck And White Photographs i love Walt Disney and his works Disneyworld and his movies.not his new TV shows cough hanna montana cough but, in the beggining of this book, i thought it was boring the facts werent clear and very discriptive but as he was building disneyland, it got better so if you like bios that doesnt show many dialoge, this is a good read but maybe they should make a book about him making Diasneyland because thats what i found interesting. Although this book was not very difficult to read or very in depth with a lot of details, I felt like it gave a great summary of Walt Disney s life along with some fun little stories about him It was a quick and interesting read and even my 12 year old enjoyed it. The Man Behind the Magic by Katherine and Richard Greene reveals that a person s resilience can change the path of one s future Katherine and Richard Greene s The Man Behind the Magic is a heart throbbing, and eye opening view into the hardships and peaks of Walt Disney s life.https drive.google.com open id 0B4q All right, I saw the DVD close enough It reminds you that if you really want something, keep at it Never give up and never quit dreaming. I love everything Disney or Mickey Mouse related This was a good read learning about the creative genius behind it all. I am evaluating the book, the Man Behind the Magic, a biography of Walt Disney, by Katharine and Richard Greene.This interesting biography portrays Disney s life as one of vision, disappointment, and phenomenal success He built an entertainment empire that began with innovative animation techniques and continued, even after his death, with the construction of Walt Disney World and the Epcot Center This young man from Missouri had a tendency to push both himself and his stuff, which led to serious personal and financial problems in his rocky road to success This chronological biography documents his career, concentrating on the man than his magic The section about Walt s family is very interesting because you learn so much about his dreams and his life The next section is about Walt and how his small animating and movie making business flourished The last section is centered on the Disney theme parks, Walt s new family, and looking into the future In this section, you can really compare and contrast his ideas and if they became a reality or not The work presents a true to life picture of the genius of this talented man However, the black and white photographs are extensive and interesting in this work, and an additional eight pages of full color photographs from animated movies further enhance it.The way this book was organized was exceptionally helpful and never confusing or hard to read It was organized chronologically in chapters Extras that made the book pleasurable reading were the book flap, which showed a quick summary of the book, and the index Another extra is the table of contents, which was very helpful I would also like to emphasize the pictures I thought that they were quite remarkable I believe all of the points in this book were strong and fascinating.Overall, I think this book is fabulous and wonderful It covers most, almost all of Walt s life and the organization I would recommend this book to anyone who likes any of the Disney theme parks, or anyone who enjoys his cartoons, movies, and shows. I picked this book mainly due to the MMM July challenge of the month was to read a biography I love alot of the Disney movies, and have just been to Walt Disney World this past June 2012so Disney is on my mind I never really read about the man behind the entertainment The book gave a ton of information about Walt s life, how lucky he was as well as the disappointments that occured in his life I recalled that Snow White was the first full feature cartoon, but I had thought that a Mortimer Mouse did come before the beloved Mickey Mouse There were also other tidbits thrown in throughout the book Now that there have been several new technological films cartoons, it s hard to appreciate the original trendsetters of the Silly Symphonies and the first animated cartoonsso reading this book will help me appreciate the early works.We also just came back from seeing The Amazing Spider Man as well as saw the preview for the remake of Total Recall It looks as if there are remakes being made as the film technology advances Makes me wonder if there will be remakes of the classic Disney movies but for now, all I ve seen is that the originals are being taken out of the vault and getting digitally restored The Disney classic stories have kept remarkably well and I still love watching them That shows the testiment to Walt s genius And the parks are still great entertainment and constantly being improved upon His work continues onand that s a good thing.
Katherine Barrett Greene is a principal at Barrett and Greene, Inc., and a correspondent and columnist for Governing magazine A graduate of Northwestern University, Katherine has received numerous awards, including the New York State Society of CPA s Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism She has also worked as a contributing editor at Financial World and The Ladies Home Journal, as well a
- 208 pages
- The Man behind the Magic: The Story of Walt Disney
- Katherine Barrett Greene
- 09 August 2019 Katherine Barrett Greene