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The biography on "Walt Disney" by Neal Gabler is tedious, dull, and boring. I was expecting more of Mr. Disney's life and the magic kingdom, but too much detail on the business, going broke, and the making of Snow White. I almost couldn't finish this book because there were too many footnotes after footnotes. I bought the wrong book because I learned nothing on the creator, other than being a tyrant. It was like waiting in line and being disappointed with the ride.
Great narrative about a creative focused visionary
I was already a Walt Disney fan but to hear his story from youth to legend was very interesting.
I enjoyed hearing all the stories I have heard about the early days of Disney (plus some others) put together in a coherent whole.
That it's real.
It makes me truly glad that I never met Walt Disney himself to let him ruin my appreciation for his work.
There is a tremendous amount of pop psychology in this book. There's nothing that Walt Disney ever did that Gabler can't come up with some dark psychological reason for, as opposed to just letting the reader/listener figure out motivations for themselves. Sometimes we just need to accept that people do things because it seems like the right thing at the time.
His passion for creating Snow White. The people/workers who double crossed him. How his mom died. How he knew his time was coming to an end and would often get sentimental.
Very inspiring book. Walt Disney did so much in a time when the world was at war and America was just coming into it's own. The book is very long 33 + hours but well worth it. You learn about everything from his childhood, first jobs, failures, how Mickey Mouse was created, Snow White, Bambi, Mickey Mouse club, DisneyLand etc... Recommended!
I couldnt get thru the whole book the beginning was soooo long and deatiled about his childhood it just was way too much detail.
Very Talent and unique
listening to how they made Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the book.
The Story behind Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book which were his last to films before his death in 1966.
I seen the book in my local bookstore and after hearing that American Experience on PBS was doing a documentary about him that would premiere in the Fall of 2015. It made me want to read the book before the documentary air on PBS.
There is no way around this: this is the definitive biography on Walt Disney. The only issue that I had with it was getting mired in minutia. Nevertheless, after reading this you will have a full understanding of the man. The miss will melt away, and present itself not for the façade that some plain it is, but for the single part it plays in the life of a multifaceted person.