Author: The Imagineers
Title: Walt Disney Imagineering : A Behind-the-Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real
Publication Info: New York : London : Hyperion ; Turnaround, 1998.
This is a coffee-table size book with historical plans, concept art, models, and photographs of various works at Disney Parks over the years created by Disney Imagineering. They work to create 3-D experiences based on animation, landscaping, architecture, and of course engineering, many of which have to be created in house because they’re creating things that have never been done. I would’ve liked if this book had more behind-the-scenes, how-did-they-do-that detail instead of lots of hokey quotes about “sparks” and “dreams,” but I suppose Michael Eisner didn’t want to give the secrets away.
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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Walt Disney Imagineering by The Imagineers”
I bought my copy of this book a few years back, and had it signed by Marty Sklar (RIP) and Bob Gurr after one of their lectures. Getting some of those inside stories straight from the horse’s mouth was fabulous.
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Oh wow, that must’ve been quite the experience. The Imagineers seem like fascinating people.