|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
About the Author
Krystina Madej is Visiting Assistant Professor at the School for Literature, Culture and Communication at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and Adjunct Professor with the School for Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. For many years her research interest has been the characteristics of narrative that create meaning, especially those that are shared across print and digital media. Before returning to academia in 1999 she enjoyed a successful career as a communications designer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book will be of great interest to Disney historians and also to lovers of Hollywood history in general. The title mentions digital, and it does get there, but early on much of the book explores the entire history of Disney progress, both analog and digital, such as the creation of the Disney Master Narrative. I love the Golden Era of Hollywood and I read/watch all I can about it but there are quite a few things in this book that I didn't know about Walt Disney the man. Amazing to think that this guy's vision turned into one of the biggest, best-known companies in history. The book covers the origins of Mickey Mouse, the live shows, the Mickey Mouse clubs on radio then TV, the films, the transitions into digital, it is very thorough. What's different and compelling about this book is that most such books are written by historians but this one was clearly written by a digital person, by someone who worked with the 21st-century version of Disney. Never seen Hollywood history from this perspective but I love it. Towards the end the author includes a personal journey, in reading through the earlier pages I was wondering about the author and his motivations for writing this book, I looked forward to finding these answers. My final thought is that this is a book in two parts: it covers Disney history and progress in both analog and digital areas and so makes for a fascinating read. Highly recommend.
I really love this book! It is a fantastic guide to building a successful career in computer games and entertainment industry. This book combines an interesting life story, the history of animation and practical advice!!! Three in ONE!:)
Meticulously researched and elegantly written by Newton Lee and Krystina Madej, Disney Stories discusses key moments in The Walt Disney Company's forays into digital entertainment. Detailed descriptions of the agile software development methodology used for Daily Blast, Disney's flagship online subscription product for children, are particularly interesting. Newton Lee was a key engineer and technical guru for the Walt Disney Internet group. His recollections of the early days of Disney's web presence capture some of the excitement of that time.