Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A new, expanded version of this seminal book (in Norwegian) has just been released.

Monday, April 24, 2017

I just received this book last week. To be totally candid, I have never been very interested in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies so the second part of this volume is one I skipped completely. The first part deals with all of the pirates-related projects that were developed under Walt as well as the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions.

It is a well-written book and quite thorough when it comes to giving an overview of everything Disney related to pirates.

What made the book worthwhile from my standpoint are the pages about the movie Treasure Island which include quite a bit of artwork that I had never seen before. The section about Pirates of the Caribbean is also quite good although I did not discover much in it. At the very beginning of the book is one story sketch from the abandoned Goofy short How to Be a Pirate. I wish there had been a lot more about that abandoned project, which really intrigues me.

Bottom-line: this is not a bad book. For historians and history enthusiasts, it's a nice-to-have (but not a "must have") that does contain a few cool surprises.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Do not miss today on CartoonBrew the preview of Mindy Johnson's long awaited book Ink & Paint - The Women of Walt Disney's Animation!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


And here is another drawing by Ward Kimball, released in the magazine Script on May 25, 1940.

Monday, April 17, 2017

My good friend Paul Sorokowski spent some time last week researching old issues of the magazine Script. In a few of them he discovered some gag drawings created by Ward Kimball. This one was released in the January 27, 1940 issue of the magazine.

We have Norman Ferguson (Fergy) on the right, but who is his assistant "Mike"? I do not have the answer. Could anyone help?

Friday, April 14, 2017

This is another exhibition you really should not miss if you are in LA!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Among the papers of Disney Legend Ham Luske, his kids found this small Christmas book that Ham intended to release during his lifetime.

I knew that Theme Park Press and Luske's family were planning to finally make it available, but I totally missed its launch back in December. I will pick it up soon, of course!