The Walt Disney Company, which was founded on October 16th, 1923, is celebrating 100 Years of Wonder this year. To help commemorate this milestone anniversary, Disney Publishing is joining in on the celebration by releasing a collection of must-have Disney 100 deluxe editions.
Today we will take a look at The Story of Disney 100 Years of Wonder.
The Walt Disney Company honors its 100th anniversary in 2023. As part of the festivities, this must-have coffee table book showcases the company’s history and rich legacy―past, present, and future―through vibrant voices and rare Disney concept art and photographs.
On October 16, 1923, Walt Disney and his brother Roy founded what we now know to be The Walt Disney Company. Walt’s passion and vision continues to inspire creative development across the company. As a result, Disney characters―and their stories―have touched the lives of generations of fans. They encourage a belief that dreams really can come true.
As the official companion to the touring exhibition by Walt Disney Archives and SC Exhibitions, this gorgeous coffee table book serves as a treasure trove for pop culture enthusiasts, artists, art collectors, and Disney fans.
The presentation of the book is a large coffee table book with a gorgeous silver holographic cover which features silhouettes of some of the Walt Disney Company’s biggest stars from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. The most obvious omission being Darkwing Duck, but he may have been too dangerous for the cover so we will let it slide. This book will look really nice in your Disney library shelves or sitting on a table for you or your guest to casually look through.
Compiling the book’s content to celebrate 100 years of the Walt Disney Company could not have been an easy task. There is just so much ground to cover from a centennial worth of Disney entertainment. All fans are going to find things that they wish had been included. The book features many fantastic photos and artwork from the Disney Archives.
Let’s take a look at the chapter breakdown of the 304 pages that make up The Story of Disney 100 Years of Wonder:
- Introduction by Rebecca Cline, Director, Walt Disney Archives
- Chapter 1 Where It All Began
- Chapter 2 Where Do the Stories Come From?
- Chapter 3 The Illusion of Life
- Chapter 4 The Spirit of Adventure and Discovery
- Chapter 5 The Magic of Sound and Music
- Chapter 6 The World Around Us
- Chapter 7 Innoventions
- Chapter 8 Your Disney Word – A Day in the Parks
- Chapter 9 The Wonder of Disney
- Chapter 10 We Are Just Getting Started
This book is a good keepsake for the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration, and you will especially love it if you were lucky to attend the touring exhibition by Walt Disney Archives and SC Exhibitions. The archival photos of 100 years of Disney are the best part of the book. The writing does jump around all over the place to meet the story categories of each chapter. I would have preferred a straight chronological timeline format of Walt Disney Company highlights with a chapter for each Disney decade sort of like shopDisney is doing with their Disney Decades collection. That format would have provided for a more definitive nostalgic and educational story adventure of Disney 100 Years of Wonder. If you are more interested in the history part of the Walt Disney Company which is talked about in the first chapter of this book, I would definitely recommend that you also check out the Disney 100 commemorative edition of Walt Disney: An American Original.
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Thank you Disney Publishing for sending us a copy of The Story of Disney 100 Years of Wonder for review.