Disney During World War II: How the Walt Disney Studio Contributed to Victory in the War

Disney During World War II: How the Walt Disney Studio Contributed to Victory in the War

by John Baxter

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Disney During World War II: How the Walt Disney Studio Contributed to Victory in the War by John Baxter

Disney During World War II encompasses the full range of material created by the Disney studio during the war, including ground-breaking training and educational films for the military and defense industries, propaganda and war-themed shorts and features, home front poster art, and the stunning military unit insignia that provided those serving the in the armed forces with a morale-boosting reminder of home. The book makes it clear how deeply Walt invested himself in the cause by patriotically placing his studio at the disposal of Uncle Sam. Replete with period graphics, Disney During World War II showcases Walt Disney's largely unheralded sacrifices in the pursuit of Allied victory, showing the inner workings of a wholesome family entertainment studio transformed almost overnight into a war plant where even the studio's stable of established characters were temporarily reinvented as warriors and team-oriented, patriotic American citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423180272
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Series: Disney Editions Deluxe Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Baxter is a freelance writer and editor with more than twenty years of publishing experience, most recently as a featured comedy writer for the Huffington Post. He has authored two novels and scores of essays and articles for both print and online publications. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.

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Disney During World War II: How the Walt Disney Studio Contributed to Victory in the War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JJ Abrams More than 1 year ago
This book was so good. It taught be how much Disney actually contributed to the victory of the US in WWII. It completely changes you view on how Disney can be more than a child's fantasy.