the animated man
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The Animated Man
A LIFE OF WALT DISNEY
u n i v e r s i t y o f c a l i f o r n i a p r e s s
b e r k e l e y
l o s a n g e l e s
l o n d o n
Frontispiece. Disney draws Mickey Mouse at a
reception at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1946.
Quigley Photographic Collection, Walt Disney
File, Georgetown University Library, Special
Collections Division, Washington, D.C.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Barrier, J. Michael.
The animated man : a life of Walt Disney / Michael
Includes bibliographical references and index.
isbn: 978-0-520-24117-6 (cloth : alk. paper)
1. Disney, Walt, 1901–1966.
Manufactured in the United States of America
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To my parents
Plates follow pages 140 and 236
introduction: “It’s All Me”
1 “The Pet in the Family”
On the Farm and in the City, 1901–1923
2 “A Cute Idea”
The Self-Taught Filmmaker, 1923–1928
3 “You’ve Got to Really Be Minnie”
Building a Better Mouse, 1928–1933
4 “This Character Was a Live Person”
The Leap to Feature Films, 1934–1938
5 “A Drawing Factory”