2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 May 1999
After having read exerpts of this book in the June edition of Disney Magazine, I'm looking forward to reading the complete text. It is essential that the remembrances of those who knew and worked with Walt Disney be recorded for future generations. Like Abraham Lincoln before him, Walt Disney's life has taken on legendary proportions even long after his untimely passing. It's important to remember that he was first & foremost, a son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather... and not to forget... the creative genius of the 20th Century. And just in time for the 100th Anniversary of Walt Disney's birth in 2001!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 March 2009
The title of his book says it all... People that knew Walt Disney, friends, family and co-workers all share their fondest memories of the man who accomplished his dream and yes, it All Started With A Mouse!
This is a fantastic personal insight into the psyche of Walt Disney and what he was like to his friends, his devoted family, and to his studio artists and how sometimes he wasn't always smiling!
Highly recommend you read this if you've ever wanted to know what it would've been like to know Walt Disney.
I loved it!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 1999
This is an excellent book for learning about the man and also getting a better understanding of what this American icon was like. The book is a collection of stories and comments about Walt Disney told by his family, friends and associates. The combination of all the stories gives a unique perspective on the man, his hopes and his dreams.
I appreciated the fact that the comments were a mixture of positive and negative reflections on Walt Disney. I finished the book with the feeling that I knew the man a little better, and have a deeper respect for his work and his vision.
There are plenty of photographs scattered throughout the book of Walt, his family and associates. I felt the photos added a lot to the impressions conveyed by the book. My only complaint is that I would have liked captions for the photos placed with the photos, detailing the time of the photo and who the people in the photo were. Also, I would have liked to see the photos coordinated with the stories. Having both young Walt and mature Walt on the same page seemed a little confusing at times. However, I did not think this detracted at all from my enjoyment of the book . . . I'm just someone that likes to know the details.
Overall, I highly recommend this books to anyone that wants to know Walt Disney, the man, the employer, the business associate and the family man a little better.