Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation by Mindy Johnson - OPTIONAL

Johnson, Mindy Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation, 363 pages.  Disney Enterprises, 2017.  $60.  Content: G

Johnson has gone overboard and created an exhausting look at the detailed history of Walt Disney’s life and business intertwined with glimpses at the women – I think EVERY SINGLE WOMAN – who has ever had anything to do with Disney on a corporate level in every single incarnation.  Unfortunately the book is unwieldy instead of being enlightening.  It dwells more on the minutiae of Disney corporate with such dense text that the stories of the women get lost.  The text could easily be cut by a third or half to create a much more readable book.  The only people who are going to like this are the biggest Disney fanatics.  Anyone who is trying to understand about the non-family women who were important to the shape of Disney needs to wait for a completely different book.

ADULTS, GIFT – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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