Upcoming 2013 Disney Books

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Published on August 05, 2013 at 12:02 am with 2 Comments

Looking for some good Disney books for the rest of 2013? There are a handful being released during the busy fall months that might catch your attention.

August 2013


  • Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms by Marty Sklar (August 13, 2013) Marty Sklar’s book is probably going to be the most anticipated book of the year for Disney fans. Initial reports about the title are pretty negative, which is unfortunate since Sklar has been so integral to the Imagineering process. Sklar has always maintained an iron fist when information about Imagineering is concerned so a lot of Disney enthusiasts and historians are hoping for some interesting insider stories.

September 2013


  • Walt Disney (True Books) by Tamra B. Orr (September 2013) This is a children’s biography about Walt Disney. I’m not familiar with the author but I’m always glad to see a work about Walt that’s geared towards school-aged kids (and I buy them all, anyway).
  • Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains: Masculinity in Disney’s Feature Films by Amy M. Davis (Sep 12, 2013) I have Amy’s Good Girls and Wicked Witches but I haven’t read it yet. This looks like a good academic work on masculinity in Disney films.
  • Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life by David A. Bossert (Sep 17, 2013) This book looks like it might be a very interesting read about Walt’s nephew. It’s more of a scrapbook than biography and I hope it offers some insight into the man that some say saved the company his father helped start.

October 2013


  • Tinker Bell: An Evolution  by Mindy Johnson (Oct 8, 2013) This book should provide plenty of fodder for researchers. It’s an official Disney release that is associated with the Animation Research Library, so I’m hoping it’s spectacular.
  • Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Color Sundays Gift Box Set (Vols. 1 & 2) by Floyd Gottfredson, David Gerstein and Gary Groth (Oct 10, 2013) I can guarantee you that this set is going to be amazing. Everything that Fantagraphics has donehas been well researched, well archived and very well presented.
  • Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes – Four Decades of Filmmaking by Michael Singer (Oct 29, 2013) A look at one of the most popular and prolific film makers of the past 40 years. It’s probably going to be fairly glossy.

November 2013


One of my favorite publishers, Bamboo Forest Publishing, Leonard Kinsey mentioned some of his upcoming titles and I’m pretty excited!

Bamboo Forest Publishing has a few awesome titles slated for release before the end of the year. First up is Hollow World by Deadline author Nick Pobursky. We’re describing it as ‘Die Hard in Walt Disney World’, complete with shootouts on the Monorail and explosions at The Contemporary! That’s in the editing phase now, and should be out by October. There’s also my new novel, called Habst and the Disney Saboteurs, which is a comedy/mystery that I’m pitching as ‘Fletch does Disney’. It’ll be out before the end of the year, probably in November. I’m super excited about both of them – they fit perfectly into our mission to release high quality, adult oriented, Disney related books that are a bit offbeat and subversive.

2014 Releases

There are some pretty interesting titles scheduled for the first part of 2014.

Which book are you looking forward to the most? Which one is going to be on the top of your list?

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  • Internitty

    Thank you for this list I’ve chosen a few titles to investigate further :)

  • Mousecat

    I am especially excited by that new Disneyland biography by Sam Gennawey. I understand Jeff Kurtti wrote the forward, it is meticulously researched, and fully annotated.

    Thanks for the mention.