The rumored Disney Afternoon book is coming this year. According to a listing that popped up on Amazon recently, the working unofficial title of the book is “The Disney Afternoon: The Making of a Television Renaissance” and the book currently has a release date of 11/19/19.
We got our first hint of a new Disney Afternoon book last year when Jim Cummings asked a question on Twitter.
Of course the response to that tweet was a unanimous take my money!!!
The cover art for the book has not been revealed yet, but we will update this blog when it is revealed. The book will be one of those fancy Disney Editions Deluxe hardcover books, and it will retail for $40. It will be 192 glorious pages including a section on the making of the new DuckTales series. Also it will be a must own for all Disney Afternoon fans!
Here is the very exciting product description from Amazon:
When the Disney Afternoon premiered in 1990, kids tossed their backpacks aside to watch their favorite Disney television characters. Unlike with feature films, these stars had a new adventure every weekday, and their audience journeyed with them on a daily basis. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, Disney raised the bar with a lineup of innovative, high-quality television animation. The characters were endearing, the writing was clever, and the art was exceptional. Those who grew up with these characters have continued their love affairs for shows like Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, TaleSpin, and the irrepressibly beloved DuckTales, deep into adulthood. For the first time, learn the history of the Disney Afternoon shows, read interviews from the creative teams, and revel in rare, behind-the-scenes artwork, plus get the full making of story of the modern-day DuckTales series and its legacy connections to the past.
About the Author:
Jake S. Friedman is an animation historian, author, artist, ex-animator, and overall cartoon nerd. His writing has appeared inAnimation Magazine, American History Magazine, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Daily News, and the book series Walt’s People. He has also contributed to the documentary American Experience: Walt Disney for PBS, and appeared in Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for ABC. He is the author of The Art of Blue Sky Studios and a contributing researcher for Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons! He lives in New York City and is striving to be the world’s most animated creative arts therapist. Visit him at JakeSFriedman.com.
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The book’s author, Jake Friedman, is scheduled to be on our DuckTalks podcast this week. This means that we will have more info on the book really soon.
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