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Exhaustive and thorough history of Disney s silent films Laugh o Grams, Alice and Oswald shorts Detailed and many illustrations. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here At first, Russell Merritt s book is a tough book to get into as the first chapter describes in almost frame by frame detail the action of Walt Disney s earliest cartoons and just as it sounds, reading a cartoon is not nearly as exciting as watching one However, once past that first section the book settles down into Walt Disney s origins at Laugh o gram in Kansas City before moving to Hollywood to produce the silent live action animated combination ALICE series of films for distributor Charle At first, Russell Merritt s book is a tough book to get into as the first chapter describes in almost frame by frame detail the action of Walt Disney s earliest cartoons and just as it sounds, reading a cartoon is not nearly as exciting as watching one However, once past that first section the book settles down into Walt Disney s origins at Laugh o gram in Kansas City before moving to Hollywood to produce the silent live action animated combination ALICE series of films for distributor Charles Mintz The book details some of the early beginnings of the Disney style as well as his collaborations with his staff especially the most famous, Ubbe Iwerks sometimes spelled as Ub Iwerks This all leads to the creation of Oswald the Rabbit and the film series for Universal which Charles Mintz famously under minded Walt on and signed a majority of his staff to keep the costs down and keepof the profits for himself It was this underhanded move that inspired Walt to go off on his own and not be tied to someone else who could so easily steal his creations, and the book ends with the birth of an American Icon and the ultimate cartoon character as well as corporate icon Mickey Mouse.The history is told in a very straight forward fashion, with not too many flourishes with the primary attraction to it being storyboards, artwork, advertising materials and on screen and off screen stills for a period of the Disney history which isn t all that well know and some of the films themselves have been lost thanks to the passage of time Purely for anyone solely interested in the beginnings of Walt Disney, but by no means a compelling read or a must read Rijk ge llustreerd relaas van de eerste jaren van Walt Disneys carri re, v r het klassieke verhaal van het succes van Mickey Mouse Bevat resultaten van nieuw onderzoek en veel gedetailleerdere informatie over deze periode dan in andere boeken over Disney Bevat enkele inzichten over de animatie zelf, die maken dat je niet kan wachten tot je de films zelf gezien hebt. &READ EBOOK ☟ Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney ⇙ During the Roaring Twenties Walt Disney and his friends made upwards of one hundred films, turning them out as often as one and two per month Years before Mickey Mouse, the young entrepreneur recruited and nurtured an extraordinary array of talent that included Ubbe Iwerks, Rudy Ising, Carl Stalling, Hugh Harman, and Friz Freleng men who in later years played crucial roles in creating the golden era of Disney, Warner Brothers and MGM cartoons What the Disney silents reveal is absorbing a director taking his first tentative steps, then gathering confidence and exploring new avenues of expression with images that are still fresh and exhilarating today They bear out the intuition of common sense that Mickey Mouse and the Silly Symphonies were not created in a vacuum, and that Disney was developing his gifts as a producer from the beginning They also reveal a director soaking up the work of the best silent filmmakers of the time not only rival animators, but live action directors and comic strip characters as well Disney s sources ranged from Buster Keaton and Felix the Cat to Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino, Tom Mix, Barney Google, and The Big Parade Through it all, Disney s gifts for creating witty gags and charming characters become immediately apparent So do his skills as a teacher, and his growing appetite for the macabre and the sado masochistic Drawing on interviews with Disney s co workers, Disney s business papers, promotional materials, scripts, drawings, and correspondence, Walt in Wonderland attempts to reconstruct Disney s silent film career and place his early films in critical perspective It also provides a detailed filmography of Disney s silent work