Baxter, John Disney during World War II, 174 p. Disney Editions, 2014. $40. Content: G.
When America entered World War II, Disney threw its heart and soul into supporting the war effort. Training films, patriotic appeals, full-out efforts to induce Americans to support the effort, insignia for battle units – Disney’s entire operation contributed. I don’t think even hard-core Disney-philes understand the full scope of Disney’s involvement in the war effort.
The sheer amount of detail included in the book is impressive. The only thing I wish they had included is a DVD with some of the footage or at least a link to a passworded website. The drawings and storyboards are just teasers.
An excellent book for any class that teaches about World War II, propaganda, or movie-making.
MS – ADVISABLE, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher