Walt Disney by Neal Gabler audiobook

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

By Neal Gabler
Read by Leonardo Leoncavallo

Random House Audio
10.18 Hours 1
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Seven years in the making and meticulously researched, here is the definitive portrait of one of the most important figures in American entertainment and cultural history. From the young Walt Disney breaking free of a heartland childhood to the visionary whose desire for escape honed an innate sense of what people wanted to see on the screen, witness Disney reinvent animation, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films, from a novelty based on movement to an art form that presented an illusion of life. Gabler reveals a wounded, lonely and often disappointed man who at times retreated into pitiable seclusion in his model train workshop, yet still reshaped the entertainment industry by building a synergistic empire in a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated. This is a masterly biography, a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishments and the hidden life.

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Seven years in the making and meticulously researched, here is the definitive portrait of one of the most important figures in American entertainment and cultural history. From the young Walt Disney breaking free of a heartland childhood to the visionary whose desire for escape honed an innate sense of what people wanted to see on the screen, witness Disney reinvent animation, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films, from a novelty based on movement to an art form that presented an illusion of life. Gabler reveals a wounded, lonely and often disappointed man who at times retreated into pitiable seclusion in his model train workshop, yet still reshaped the entertainment industry by building a synergistic empire in a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated. This is a masterly biography, a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishments and the hidden life.

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Author Bio: Neal Gabler

Author Bio: Neal Gabler

Neal Gabler is a journalist. He currently works as a professor for the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton. He graduated from Lane High School in Chicago, Illinois, and was inducted into the National Honor Society. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and holds advanced degrees in film and American culture.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English