Author: Robin Allan
Walt Disney and Europe is a fascinating study of the way Europe and European culture influenced Walt Disney in the making of animated feature films from Snow White to the Jungle Book. Dr Allan, through archival research and interviews with many of those who worked closely with Walt Disney himself, has written a unique account of the films and their links with Europe. Unlike many other books on Disney it is not based on secondary sources, and makes no attempt to cover the whole range of the Disney phenomenon, but concentrates on the classic animated films that were produced under Walt Disney’s personal supervision.
These films are still the basis of the company’s continuing success and Dr. Allan, through archival research and through interviews with many of those who worked closely with Walt Disney himself, has written a unique account of the films and their links with Europe. The book is lavishly illustrated in black and white and with 93 fabulous colour plates from public collections and rare private archives from both Europe and the USA, many of which have never been published before.