Monday, January 22, 2018

Russell Schroeder just did it again. Disney's Lost Chords - Volume 3 was launched last week and its content is as stunning as that of the first two volumes. The research that Russell conducted to find those "new" lost songs is phenomenal and if that weren't enough the whole book is illustrated with little-known (or never-seen-before) concept drawings and story art.  From my standpoint those books are a dream come true and should be part of the libraries of all serious Disney history enthusiasts.

The Disney's Lost Chords series is not available on Amazon. It needs to be ordered directly from Russell. Here is the practical information:

[The book retails for $40.00.
Shipping within the US is $3.65 extra.

Anyone wishing to order it in the US can mail a check made out to Voigt Publications for $43.65 to
Russell Schroeder
2055 Lower Tuskeegee Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771

Those wishing to pay by PayPal should address their inquiries to and a PayPal invoice will be sent to them.

International shipping is, as always, a shock. I received the following estimates from the post office.

The United Kingdom $40.00
France $40.00
Italy $40.00
Japan $36.00
Australia $36.00
Canada $30.00

International orders should be addressed to If the actual shipping turns out to be less than estimated, a refund will be sent via PayPal.]

Friday, January 19, 2018

Two excellent articles to read this morning:

Paying Income Taxes: The Disney Way by David Bossert
Walt and Zermatt by Michael Barrier

Thursday, January 18, 2018

This is only indirectly linked to Walt Disney, but one of the relatives of animation pioneer E.G. Lutz (whose book Walt used as reference when he was a young man) just launched a fascinating website about Lutz which is well-worth exploring in detail.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Great news! The second volume of Snow White's People has just been released. For those of you who love interviews with Disney artists, this one is a "must-have."

Monday, January 15, 2018

OK, I admit that this specific new book is not totally up my alley but I know many of you will want to know that it exists.

The authors are good people: The Nearys wrote the official Hidden Mickeys book, released by Disney Editions (and the only one now sold in the Disney theme parks). In addition, they co-wrote the great  The Disney Park Maps, also for Disney Editions, and Kevin Neary collaborated with Dave Smith on four Disney trivia books, in the 1990s.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Another recently-released book which might be of interest to some of you. (Again, I have not received this one yet.)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

This biography of the Sherman Brothers has just been released by Theme Park Press. I have not read it yet (nor gotten a copy) but it looks potentially interesting.