Beginning with the July 1983 issue of Disney Channel Magazine, Dave Smith began answering Disney trivia questions from viewers of the Disney Channel. In the ensuing thirty years, his column has continued through multiple publications, including Disney Magazine, the on-line “Disney Insider,” and most recently the D23 website. "Ask Dave" questions have come from Disney enthusiasts the world over, and have covered topics ranging from Cinderella's last name (Tremaine) to the number of triangles covering the surface of Epcot's Spaceship Earth (11,324 facets comprising 954 triangles.) Over 1,100 questions have been fielded by Dave Smith, the now-retired Chief Archivist of The Walt Disney Company, and this book is a compendium of the most interesting and revealing of those queries. The book is divided into chapters that each cover an aspect of Disney history, including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney films, Disney television, and Disney characters. Many of the questions bring up interesting information that has not been published elsewhere, and readers will delight in discovering some of the secrets behind their favorite movies and theme parks. "Did the same actress provide the voice of Maleficent, as well as the voice of Madame Leota, the head in the crystal ball in The Haunted Mansion?" "Who was the first athelete to say 'I'm going to Disneyland!'?" Only Dave knows the answers!
When Walt Disney died in 1966, many predicted that it might be the end of Walt Disney Productions, but Walt had a number of ideas and concepts that lasted well into the next decade. He also left behind a well-established group of workers that hoped to continually answer the question, “What would Walt do?” with more magical creations that would dazzle and delight. With this book, author and historian Mark Arnold explores the major accomplishments of Walt Disney Productions during the years 1966 – 1985, paying particular attention to their theatrical film output, but also discussing the various new theme park attractions and the TV shows produced during that period. Things went well until the mid-1970s, when ideas started to run thin and repetition set in, causing shrinking box office success. By the 1980s, threats of corporate takeover were knocking at their door, at which time change had become unavoidable if Disney were to survive as an independent company. Disney had to change their already outdated methods of making movies and running a movie studio geared solely towards family entertainment. As a result, Michael Eisner took over and retooled Disney into the mega-empire that it is today. This is the story after Walt and before Michael…
USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2018 Winning Fights focuses on 2,500 years of proven fighting principles originating from Eastern concepts and proceeding to the modern era. This book is for pugilists seeking an edge in competition as well as soldiers and law enforcement officers facing conflict. Like The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings, however, many of its lessons also apply to the world of business and negotiation. The majority of martial art books are dedicated to technique. They feature photos and descriptions of strikes, blocks, evasions, and submissions. While many of these titles are important and influential, it is clear that if our martial study is simply about acquiring new tactics, we risk leaving a void in our training—and possibly in our own character. Dr. Phillip Stephens conducted extensive research in developing this work. He drew from his years of martial training and his experience as a member of the North Carolina Boxing Commission. He even reached out to combat personnel at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, who offered additional insight on what it takes to prepare for combat—and to prevail. Dr. Stephens looked beyond the technical to the conceptual and found that winning fights requires twelve core principles: preparation, awareness, commitment, lethality, efficiency, discipline, power, focus, fierceness, surprise, timing, and fortitude. This book features • Twelve principles for winning fights • A survey of Eastern and Western traditions • An intelligent yet accessible discussion of these concepts With this book you will • Learn to see beyond fighting tactics, which change, to fighting principles, which endure • See your training in powerful new ways “Winning fights is based on principles, not techniques,” Dr. Stephens writes. “Technique is important, but techniques change, adapt, and evolve. Principles are timeless.”
"Entertaining…Carlson shifts deftly among sombre, macabre, and playful stories and shows how the death-tourism industry reveals more than amusing trivia." —The New Yorker In Dead Presidents, public radio host and reporter Brady Carlson takes readers on an epic trip to presidential gravesites, monuments, and memorials from sea to shining sea. With an engaging mix of history and contemporary reporting, Carlson explores the death stories of our greatest leaders, and shows that the ways we memorialize our presidents reveal as much about us as they do about the men themselves.
Dave Smith, the retired Chief Archivist of The Walt Disney Company, has continued his "Ask Dave" column through the D23 website. In recent years, questions have gotten more interesting and difficult for Dave to answer, as the more common answers can now be found online. Now with another critical mass of about 1,100 new Disney trivia Q&A, Dave is ready to assemble his second volume, Disney Facts Revealed. Divided into chapters covering a specific aspect of Disney history-including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney films, Disney television, Disney characters, Disney collectibles, and more-many of the questions lead Dave to fascinating information that has not been published elsewhere.
If you're curious about The Walt Disney Company, this comprehensive encyclopedia is your one-stop guide! Filled with significant achievements, short biographies, historic dates, and tons of trivia-worthy tidbits and anecdotes, this newly updated collection covers all things Disney-from A to Z-through thousands of entries and more than eight hundred images. The fifth edition will include all the major Disney park attractions, restaurants, and shows; summaries of ABC and Disney television series; run-downs on all Disney and Disney-Pixar films and characters; the latest and greatest from Marvel and Lucas; key actors, songs, and animators from Disney films and shows; and so much more!
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Fun facts, little-known lore and personality profiles are among the many wonders to be found in this delicious volume of all things Disney. Chock-full of irreverent and unusual information, this chunky little book offers a new slant on a range of topics--both atypical and traditional. Gathered together by Disney insiders from animators to parks personnel, from publishers to the keepers of the vaults and archives, this unique volume covers a vast range of subjects with a winning mix of behind-the-scenes details and never-before-revealed trivia.