The Adventures of Young Walt Disney

The Adventures of Young Walt DisneyWalt Before Disney There Was A Time When Disney Wasn T A Brand Before Mickey Before Snow White Before Disneyland Back Then, It Was Just Walt Young Walt Disney.Everything That Walt Disney Became He Credited To Where He Came From Historian William Silvester S Sheds Scholarly Pretense And Gives A Fresh, Readable Account Of Walt Disney Growing Up On The Family Farm In Marceline, Driving For The Red Cross In France, And Creating His First Animations In Kansas City.Silvester Takes You Back To The Early 1800s, When Walt S Grandfather Emigrated To New York From Ireland, And Follows The Disney Tale Through Walt S Escape From His Failures In Kansas City To Fairy Tale California, And Fame.In The Adventures Of Young Walt Disney, You Ll Read AboutWalt S Formative Years In Marceline, His Huck Finn Ish Exploits, And The Small Town Values That He Brought With Him To Main Street, U.S.AWalt S Adolescence In Kansas City And Chicago, Toiling For His Father On A Brutal Paper Route And Struggling To Keep His Dreams Alive Not To Mention Himself Alive, From An Anarchist S BombWalt S Coming Of Age In France At The End Of World War I, Where He Drove For The Red Cross, Narrowly Avoided Court Martial, And First Used His Artistic Talents For ProfitWalt S Many Attempts To Jump Start His Animation Career Back In Kansas City, Including His Now Famous Laugh O Gram Studio, And How He Never Gave Up, Even Amid Debt And BankruptcyWalt S Decision To Leave Kansas City, With 40 In His Pocket, For A Fresh Start In Hollywood, Where This Story Ends And A Bigger One BeginsThe Adventures Of Young Walt Disney Is The Official Companion To Logan Sekulow S Feature Film, As Dreamers Do, Available On Demand Through , Blockbuster, DirecTV, And Elsewhere, And For Purchase And Netflix, And For Purchase At Wal Mart, Best Buy, And Other Retail Outlets.Put Aside Those Mickey Ears They Haven T Been Invented Yet Come Back To A Simpler Time, A Time When America Was Changing So Fast You Had To Dream Just To Keep Up With It, A Time When The Biggest Dreamer Of Them All Was Imagining The Magical Future He Would Soon Create. From BetweenDisney.Com As I looked at the cover of The Adventures of Young Walt Disney and saw that the book was the Official Companion to As Dreamers Do, I got a little worried I had heard enough about the Walt Disney biopic that I knew that the producers admitted that some stories found in the movie could be closer to myth and legend than history, since they took Walt at his word And I was concerned that this book could have a similar philosophy of storytelling Also, with a title like this From BetweenDisney.Com As I looked at the cover of The Adventures of Young Walt Disney and saw that the book was the Official Companion to As Dreamers Do, I got a little worried I had heard enough about the Walt Disney biopic that I knew that the producers admitted that some stories found in the movie could be closer to myth and legend than history, since they took Walt at his word And I was concerned that this book could have a similar philosophy of storytelling Also, with a title like this the first thing that came to mind was The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Which again is fiction, not fact The Adventures of Young Walt Disney by William Silvester is a historical chronicle of Walt Disney s years before Hollywood Silvester covers Disney s early life including why his parents left Chicago, the Marceline years, Kansas City, France and back to Kansas City again The story that Silvester presents is the account of a driven young man who often hit on rough times Due to illness and a poor crop, his family left his beloved Missouri farm for opportunity in the city As a young businessman though he had a contract, young Walt Disney struggled to keep his studio running as he was never paid And when the money ran out and he could no longer afford staff, Disney lived in his Kansas City Laugh O Gram studioperhaps with a mouse What the reader discovers is that during all of Disney s roughest moments he still had people that believed in him and his talent I really enjoyed The Adventures of Young Walt Disney Silvester writes clearly and keeps the reader s attention by telling a fact based story He makes sure to point out in his text what is fact and what is legend And at times he makes sure to note stories which may not be true Therefore it works well as a historical biography And it has the benefit of being short With a page count of under 130 pages, it is a obtainable biography on Disney s pre California years I am sitting next to another biography covering the same years which is twice the size and something that I could never give to a young adult or someone with a passing interest in Walt Disney this work is an enjoyable and educational read that non Disney fans can enjoy just by following the interesting story of young Walt Disney.I did take the time to watch, finally, As Dreamers Do, after reading the book I can see how someone who had seen the movie would want to pick up a biography like this to fill in gaps and confirm stories found in the movie The book and the movie do differ in some key themes, with the book being distinctly less spiritual than the movie As someone who saw the movie after reading the book, I did find myself comparing the film and preferring the book But I am a history guy who likes the printed word, so not as good as the book is a phrase I have used in several situations One should note that the movie is not based on the book, and the book is not an adaptation of the movie They are related in the content they cover While they do have some stories that overlap, each is a stand alone experience.I really enjoyed The Adventures of Young Walt Disney Sure Walt Disney was no Indiana Jones But both did spend time in France William Silvester has put together a useful and entertaining biography of Walt Disney And one that a young person or semi interested history buff can enjoy just as much as the intense Disney fan Review Copy Provided by Theme Park Press