Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Neal Gabler

Narrated By: Arthur Morey

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: November 2006

Duration: 33 hours 33 minutes

Summary:

The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.

Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films-most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi. In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man-of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life.

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  • Erin Youngs

    Extremely enjoyable. The book was well written and the narration was excellent.