Walt Disney Treasures

Personal Art and Artifacts from The Walt Disney Family Museum

Written By: Weldon Owen, Jen Newens, Kirsten Komoroske, Walter Miller
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Walt Disney Treasures: Personal Art and Artifacts from The Walt Disney Family Museum chronicles the legacy of the legendary American artist, storyteller, filmmaker, and visionary through iconic objects that represent his life and career. Through historical research, firsthand accounts, and Walt’s own words, readers will uncover the most treasured artifacts that tell the story of Walt Disney and his family, as well as the significance of each item to Walt’s personal and professional life. With more than 250 images from the collection and galleries of The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and the Disney family archives—some never seen by the public—readers will experience Walt’s story like never before.

Explore the book’s comprehensive sections that showcase the many facets of Walt Disney’s life:

Heart: Walt as a family man

Determination: his inexhaustible drive as a businessman and citizen

Inspiration: key figures, places, and works that influenced Walt

Animation: his pioneering of short-form and feature-length animation into an American art form

Innovation: his experimental and trailblazing contributions to the craft of live-action, animated, and documentary cinema

Creativity: Walt’s curiosity with miniatures, trains, and more

Imagination: Disneyland, EPCOT, and beyond

and Legacy: awards and recognition he received throughout the years

Readers of all ages and backgrounds will find something inspiring and entertaining in these pages: from personal ephemera, like Walt’s handwritten designs of EPCOT and the bronzed hat gifted to his wife Lillian on her birthday in 1941; to artifacts from Walt’s film, television, and theme park ventures like original animation artwork for a variety of Disney animated films and concept art for groundbreaking Disneyland attractions; to one-of-a-kind treasures like Walt’s miniature steam engine, the Lilly Belle; and his individual record-setting collection of Academy Awards®. Walt Disney Treasures is a must-have volume for Disney fans and pop culture enthusiasts alike, as well as anyone interested in exploring the life of a 20th century icon.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 10/1/2024
ISBN: 9781681884486
Pages: 232
Trim Size: 9.5 x 12

  • About the Author 
  • Press
Weldon Owen, Author: Weldon Owen is an imprint of Insight Editions, a publisher of illustrated books on the outdoors, food and drink, photography, music, and popular culture. Elegant and informative, their books showcase the best of art, photography, and design in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker's craft. They are located in San Rafael, CA.

Jen Newens, Editor: Jen Newens is an experienced publishing leader who has written for, edited, acquired, and represented everything from William Sonoma cookbooks to YA graphic novels. At different phases of her career, Jen has been an author, editor, and publisher, and has been developing book content for more than 25 years.