Disney Publishing Worldwide released today The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember, a deluxe, heavily illustrated history of the Walt Disney film studio, co-written by Rebecca Cline (director of the Walt Disney Archives ) and Steven B. Clark (founder of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club).
The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember brings readers back to 1923, when two enterprising brothers named Walt and Roy Disney decided to go into the movie business together, establishing the Disney Brothers Studio in Los Angeles, California. Since then, Walt Disney Studios has released hundreds of groundbreaking and entertaining shorts and full-length feature films in both animation and live-action, garnering countless awards, accolades, and aficionados the world over. But just as Walt was never a man to rest on his laurels, the Disney Studio continues to surpass itself, innovating new technology, pioneering new techniques, and gleaning higher box-office returns with every passing decade.
Abundantly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs and artwork from the studio’s ninety-plus years of productions, The Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember celebrates Walt Disney’s dream factory, which has always been and continues to be the heart of the Walt Disney Company. FromPinocchio and Fantasia, World War II propaganda films to the Disneyland TV show, Bedknobs and Broomsticks to Pirates of the Caribbean, some of the company’s most monumental and iconic creations have been brought to life at the Studio. So park your car in the Zorro lot, take a stroll down Mickey Avenue, and get ready for an insider tour . . . this is the Walt Disney Studios like it’s never been seen before.
Becky Cline joined The Walt Disney Company in 1989, and became a member of the staff of the Walt Disney Archives in 1993. Today, as Director of the Archives, Becky is charged with collecting and preserving all aspects of Disney history and making the material available to researchers from all areas of the Walt Disney Company as well as to historians, writers, documentarians and fans around the world. As an author, Becky has written and contributed to numerous articles on Disney history, as well as many Disney internal publications and websites. She is also a frequent speaker on behalf of The Walt Disney Company.
Steven B. Clark started his 21-year Disney career as a ride operator on the Submarine Voyage and Tomorrowland Autopia at Disneyland. Through the years he worked in publicity at Disneyland, Walt Disney Feature Animation and Disney Channel, and served as executive speechwriter at the ABC Television Network. He was the founder and head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club; led Disney Corporate Creative Resources and the Walt Disney Archives; conceived the popular Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives museum exhibitions; and served on the Hong Kong Disneyland Grand Opening Task Force. He co-authored Disney: The First 100 Years with Dave Smith, was a contributing writer to Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia, and wrote the thousands of trivia questions for Mattel’s best-selling Wonderful World of Disney Trivia games.