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Mickey Mouse

From Walt to the World

Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Since his modest debut in 1928, Walt Disney’s creation Mickey Mouse has become one of the world’s most recognized and beloved characters. This gorgeous art book gathers original art, drawings, animation cels, and artifacts from a groundbreaking, original exhibition at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, with text by noted Disney animator Andreas Deja.

Lavishly illustrated with gorgeous art, some of it never before see by the public and published in book form. Trace the history of the world’s most famous character from the eight-minute black-and-white short, Steamboat Willie to his appearance as an Andy Warhol pop-art legend and beyond.

Disney Legend Andreas Deja, who was greatly influenced by The Jungle Book as a child, designed characters, costumes, and animation for The Black Cauldron (1985), The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Oliver & Company (1988), and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Deja also oversaw the animation of King Triton in The Little Mermaid (1989), served as a supervising animator for Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (1991), designed and animated Jafar in Aladdin (1992) and Scar in The Lion King (1994), served as the animator of Hercules (1997) and designed and supervised the animation for Lilo in Lilo and Stitch (2002).