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The Book of Mouse: A Celebration of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse [Paperback]

Jim Korkis , Don "Ducky" Williams , Bob McLain
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13 Nov 2013

In his 85 years of animated existence, ever-youthful Mickey Mouse has lived a memorable life. Now Disney historian Jim Korkis chronicles that life in mesmerizing detail. From Mickey's humble beginnings on Walt's Disney sketch pad through his dozens of films to his embodiment of the Disney dream and his popular appearances in the Disney theme parks - it's all here, in The Book of Mouse.

From Steamboats to Theme Parks
Until now, Mickey Mouse's life story was scattered across decades of books, articles, oral histories, and crumbling documents found only in the Walt Disney Archives. In The Book of Mouse, Jim Korkis brings together all of these essential elements for the first time into a narrative that celebrates this very special Mouse.

Starting with the real story of Mickey's creation, Korkis weaves well-researched facts with charming, insider stories and anecdotes. You'll learn about the hidden secrets of Steamboat Willie, Mickey's first film; the astonishing success of the first Mickey Mouse Club; the Mickey cartoons never made; the history of the Mickey costumed character in the theme parks (and the people inside them); the special relationships Mickey had with presidents, movie stars, playwrights, magicians, and even astronauts; and plenty more jam-packed in over 300 pages.

In addition, the book features a complete list of Mickey's film and television appearances, with plot summaries, production notes, and trivia.

The Many Manifestations of Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse is a film star. He's a television star. He's the star of best-selling books, cartoon strips, and comic books. His image sells millions upon millions of dollars in merchandise. He's the leader of the band, the central figure in the Disney universe, and perhaps the most recognizable character in the world. Everyone knows Mickey. But there's so much you don't know about Mickey.

This is just some of what you'll discover in Jim Korkis' The Book of Mouse:

  • Debunking of the many myths still told about Mickey Mouse
  • Complete, annotated Mickey Mouse filmography (1928-2013)
  • The rise and rise of Mickey's merchandising empire
  • History of Mickey Mouse at the Disney theme parks
  • What Mickey meant to Walt Disney, in Walt's own words
  • Dozens of bite-size "Mouse-ka-Tales"
Plus answers to: How tall is Mickey? Where does he live? Why does he only have four fingers? Is he married to Minnie? And so much more!

The Book of Mouse is a biography, ethnography, and filmography in one, the world's first comprehensive, single-volume resource about Mickey Mouse. With its hundreds of fun stories, Mouse-ka-Tales, and Mickey milestones, the book is sure to enlighten and delight Mickey fans of all ages.

Become the Mickey Mouse expert in your family!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Theme Park Press (13 Nov 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0984341501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984341504
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.5 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 888,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book 11 Dec 2013
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It's the ultimate guide to Mickey Mouse. I loved every moment of this book. Buy it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just like Mickey- fun! 22 Nov 2013
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What a great, fun book to browse through. I'm a lifelong Disney nerd and even I picked up a goodly amount of things about Mickey, his creation and the studio that I didn't know. A very easy and entertaining read from start to finish. Highly, highly recommended for any casual or serious Disney fan.
Rating a book one-star because it isn't in e-format is silly, says nothing about the content of the book and is a disservice to the community of Disney and Mickey fans.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JIm Korkis has another winner with The Book of Mouse! 22 Nov 2013
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I love all of Jim Korkis' books and this one is added to my collection of treasures. His personal knowledge and thorough research make him a wonderful historian of Disney information. I would recommend this and all of Jim's books to anyone interested in Walt Disney history. I had the pleasure of meeting him and marveled at the information he has at the tip of his tongue, plus he's a really nice guy :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Book of Mouse, a Review 22 Nov 2013
By B. Minnick - Published on
This is the definitive book of Mickey Mouse, as written by a Disney Historian of the first caliber. The warmth and humor in Jim's writing is always something to look forward to, and of course, the subject of this book: "The Book of Mouse," his specialty! That makes for a win win in this one!

If you're looking for the perfect gift this holiday season for the Disney lover on your list, I would put this book right at the top! You will not go wrong with this one., Really you could not go wrong with any of Jim Korkis' books. Disney has never looked so vast and amazing through his eyes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for casual fans and serious Disney historians alike 22 Nov 2013
By Didier Ghez - Published on
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This book is up to Jim Korkis' extremely high standards of Disney History research and is marvelously well written. It is the best starting point if you want to conduct in-depth research about the history of our favorite mouse or if you just want to learn great fun facts about the most famous rodent. Even serious Disney historians are bound to learn a million new things when reading The Book of Mouse. A "must-have" and one of the best Disney History books released in 2013.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for lovers of Disney. 22 Nov 2013
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As an ex-Disney artist who had the honor of working with Mickey during my time at the studio it is wonderful to see this book. As with all Korkis' books there is so much here to devour it is a delight for the avid Disney fan and historian. But written so that anybody with just a passing interest could enjoy. A must for your Disney shelf.
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