The much anticipated book “Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond” is now listed on Amazon to release November 16th, 2021 and is available for preorder. The 264-page book is written by Dave Bossert, who last published the very unique and terrific 3D Disneyland: Like You’ve Never Seen it Before. Release dates can change. I don’t see the book yet on Old Mill Press, but there is “The Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years” second edition showing for this year.
Here is more information from the publisher:
“Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond” is the story of artist and designer Claude Coats who, for more than half a century, was one of the most prolific creative talents at The Walt Disney Company and, arguably, the most accomplished. An unpretentious man of strapping stature, Claude was the artist behind some of the stunning backgrounds produced at the Disney studio during the Golden Age of animation before becoming one of the founding members, handed-picked by Walt Disney, to start the fabled WED Enterprises—now known as Walt Disney Imagineering. Working side by side with Walt Disney, Claude Coats is considered a significant influence in creating the first theme park, Disneyland, and a new form of creativity called Imagineering. He forever changed the worlds of global entertainment, technology, architecture, and popular culture.
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