Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Disney during World War II - ESSENTIAL

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

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