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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. The Ultimate History

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Celebrate quasi un secolo di Topolino con uno dei libri illustrati più completi sull’universo Disney: foto dietro le quinte, disegni preparatori e classici del fumetto documentano 122 cartoni di Topolino, le sue avventure a fumetti, il mondo del merchandise e dei cimeli come pure il leggendario Club di Topolino e vari progetti incompiuti.
Copertina rigida9.8 x 13.4 in.6.97 lb496 pagine
I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. The Ultimate History

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. The Ultimate History


The Mouse Who Changed the World

The ultimate history of a modern hero: Mickey Mouse

On November 18, 1928, the world’s most famous mouse made his very first public debut. Today, we celebrate 90+ years of Mickey in one of the most expansive illustrated publications on the Disney universe. Starting with the first sketches of a character who was almost named Mortimer, we trace the career of Walt Disney’s and Ub Iwerks’s most famous creation, one met with an explosion of worldwide popularity preceded only by the earlier successes of Charlie Chaplin.

With unlimited access to Disney’s vast historical collections as well as public and private collections, the authors bring Mickey’s success story to life: concept art, story sketches, background paintings, and animation drawings as well as historical photographs trace the origins and evolution of such timeless favorites as Steamboat Willie, The Band Concert, and Brave Little Tailor. They also follow Mickey as he builds on this legendary library of short cartoons by appearing in two historic feature-length films, Fantasia and Fun and Fancy Free.

Unfinished projects, many of them presented for the first time through original storyboard drawings, unveil a Mickey that might have been. Extensive archival research sheds new light on little-known chapters of Mickey’s career, such as his pioneering radio shows, the origins of the Mickey Mouse Club, and his use as a patriotic icon during World War II. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Mickey artists in both film and comics, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Win Smith, Ferdinand Horvath, Fred Moore, Floyd Gottfredson, Carl Barks, Manuel Gonzales, Paul Murry, Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, Byron Erickson, César Ferioli, and Noel Van Horn.

Mickey Mouse has left an indelible mark on everyday culture. As Walt Disney once said: “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.” And an end to the success story is nowhere in sight. Today, 90 years after his creation, Mickey remains as lovable and popular as ever. Let’s pay tribute to the little fellow, his legend, and his legacy with a monument to the one and only Mickey Mouse.

Copyright © 2023 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Gli autori

David Gerstein is an independent animation and comics historian, writer, and editor working extensively with The Walt Disney Company and its licensees. His published work includes Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse, Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library, the Eisner Award–winning Floyd Gottfredson Library of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, and numerous comic book titles. Gerstein has worked with Disney in efforts to locate lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Laugh-O-gram shorts and to preserve the Mickey Mouse newspaper strip. He has also contributed to vintage cartoon home video and streaming programs for Thunderbean Animation, Cartoons On Film, and others.

J. B. Kaufman is an author and film historian who has published and lectured extensively on Disney animation, American silent film history, and related topics. His books include The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, South of the Border with Disney, and Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic. He is also coauthor, with Russell Merritt, of Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies: A Companion to the Classic Cartoon Series and the award-winning Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney. In addition, Kaufman has presented programs at festivals, including the TCM Classic Film Festival and San Francisco Silent Film Festival. He holds forth online at


Daniel Kothenschulte is an author, curator, and lecturer on film and art history, and a lover of animation since he first saw The Jungle Book at the age of three. As a film journalist, he is responsible for the film section in the German national daily newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau and a regular contributor to WDR Television. He has taught at various universities, including Städelschule in Frankfurt; the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund; and the University of Television and Film Munich. He is the author of Hollywood in the ’30s and The Walt Disney Film Archives.

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. The Ultimate History
Copertina rigida25 x 34 cm3.16 kg496 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-8355-8

Edizione: Inglese

ISBN 978-3-8365-8357-2

Edizione: Francese
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2 Valutazioni

Eduardo S.,23 febbraio 2024
Great product, very very bad shipping and handling, the box was damaged and the book was not properly protected, therefore arrived damaged. They won’t offer a replacement, just refund. Disappointed

Mich persönlich faszinieren am meisten die vielen Skizzen aus den verschiedenen Entwicklungsstadi...

Klaus S.,22 marzo 2023
Die Figur Mickey wurde durch eine Zusammenarbeit von Walt Disney und Ub Iwerks geschaffen und hatte dann auch im Jahr 1928 seine Premiere als Tonfilm (wenn auch nicht als erster Trickfilm mit Ton). Mickey Mouse wurde übrigens bis 1946 von Walt Disney selbst gesprochen. Eigentlich war die Entstehung von Mickey Mouse dem Umstand geschuldet, dass die Rechte an der Vorgängerfigur Oswald the Lucky Rabbit / Oswald der lustige Hase laut damals gängiger Praxis bei den Universal Studios lagen. Aus diesem Grunde hatten Disney und Iwerks die Entwicklung der heute weltbekannten Maus begonnen. Dem lustigen Hasen Oswald war aber keine größere Berühmtheit beschert und lange nach der Einstellung der Storis gingen die Rechte 2006 wieder an Disney zurück. Aber nun zu dem vorliegenden Buch, dass eine Neuauflage dieser fantastisch umfangreichen Biografie von Micky Maus ist, aber nun im XL-Format. Das Vorwort stammt von keinem geringeren als Robert Allen „Bob“ Iger, CEO von The Walt Disney Company in den Jahren 2005-2020 und wieder seit 2022. Auf den folgenden Seiten erleben wir sehr detailliert den Werdegang der kleinen goßen Maus. Das Ganze ist gespickt mit 1.250 Illustrationen, Entwürfen, Animationszeichnungen, Storyboards, Hintergründen, Plakaten und wunderbaren Fotografien aus der Disney Welt. Mich persönlich faszinieren am meisten die vielen Skizzen aus den verschiedenen Entwicklungsstadien der Figur bis hin zu ihrem heutigen Aussehen. Aber auch die Vorstellung der ganzen daran beteilgten Künstler, angefangen beim hervorragenden Ub Iwerks, zeigen so unglaublich viel der Hintergründe zu diesen entstanden Universum rund um Mickey Mouse, seiner Familie und seiner Freunde und Gegner. Funfact: Und wie man auf der ersten Seite erfährt, war es Benedikt Taschen, Eigentümer des Taschen Verlags, der als alter Comic-Fan das Bedürfnis hatte sich mit den Worten Directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen im Buch zu verewigen.