NEW YORK, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Like millions of Disney fans around the
world, Russell Schroeder spent his childhood dreaming about becoming a Disney
artist. Through hard work, he made that dream come true, eventually becoming
a resident artist at Walt Disney World and then a Creative Director at Disney
Land. Now, looking back on his 29-year career with the company, Schroeder
reflects on Walt Disney's lasting impact on family entertainment in a new
book, DISNEY: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL GUIDE.
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In DISNEY: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL GUIDE (DK Publishing, $19.99), Schroeder
details the most celebrated moments in Disney history. Beginning with Walt
Disney's birth just over 100 years ago, this book features a full-color,
decade-by-decade look at the development of Disney masterpieces and new
ventures alike. Fans will delight in seeing their favorite Disney characters
alongside fascinating facts and behind-the-scenes images of early cartoon
sketches, from the first full features like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
and Fantasia to recent hits like Toy Story and Lilo and Stitch.
"Editorially, we have tried to include some aspects that have not been
stressed before, as well as finding visuals, that have not been previously
published," says Russell Schroeder. Featuring over 800 images from the
exclusive Disney archives, Schroeder proclaims, "This book will hold some new
things for even the die-hard Disney fan and collector." Among the exclusive
artwork are some early sketches of everyone's favorite Disney character,
Enduring for more than a century, the mission of Walt Disney-to bring
laughter and joy to families-continues to win the hearts of each generation.
As Dave Smith, Archives Director, the Walt Disney Company explains, "Almost
everyone has grown up with Disney in their lives, whether through a visit to a
local movie theater, sitting down to view the Disney Channel, going to sleep
clutching a stuffed Dumbo, or going on a family vacation to Walt Disney World.
This book will help all those millions of people relive some of those
cherished memories." DISNEY: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL GUIDE is available wherever
books are sold.
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SOURCE DK Publishing