For a long time now, I've been confused as to the lack of books about the Disney Studios.
Don't get me wrong, there are quite a lot of Disney books out there but no where near the amount I would expect for how popular and long running Disney animation has been.
Being a Disney history nerd, those books in particular are the ones I've been craving more of and it would seem as if my wishes are, at least in part, being answered.
Yesterday I learned of a seriously incredible sounding book release.
The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921–1968 comes out this month (actual release dates vary depending on the source) and it is going to be a giant, hugely expensive investment piece but from the sounds of it, worth every cent.
Film historian Daniel Kothenschulte was given access to long forgotten Disney archives and the book will include art and information that very few people have ever been privy to.
That along with an introduction by John Lasseter and additional information from Leonard Maltin and I'm losing my mind over this thing.
Classic Disney, beautiful art and contributions from some of my favourite Disney lovers? I keep having to double check that this is real and not just something I dreamed up.
I am seriously excited for this one.