The Adventures of Young Walt Disney

The Adventures of Young Walt Disney Walt 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 About Walt 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.A Walt 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 Bomb Walt 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 Profit Walt 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 Bankruptcy Walt 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 Begins The 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 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 h