Walt Disney : The Triumph Of The American Imagination

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Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination is a biography about Walt Disney from his family’s history to his legacy he left after his death. Walt Disney is well known across the globe for his movies that changed the way animation was viewed by the public. When he started out he had to hand draw every single slide that would go into his movies and now his company uses computers to animate projects that would have taken Disney a lifetime to produce. Neal Gabler, the author of Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, is most well known for his other books, An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history, and his biography Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity, which Time named as the best nonfiction book of the year. He also writes for both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is married and lives in Amagansett, New York. This book is a very good choice because it enlightens the reader about one of the most popular cartoonist of all time. Although everyone is familiar with his work, not many are familiar with the life he had before and after his cartoons became famous. It is really interesting to make the connections between the man and his work because after reading this book, the reader gets a deeper understanding of Disney which leads to a better comprehension of his creations and what made them so revolutionary.
The author begins the book by talking about Walt…
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