20 Disney Books I Look Forward to in 2023, Including Disney100 Titles
This is my yearly, rolling list of Disney books I’m looking forward to this year – I’m starting out with 20 Disney books I’m looking forward to in 2023. This will be my earliest post ever! There are soooo many books already revealed, some releasing for Disney100 in March. I could actually go longer with the list, but have to stop somewhere (I could have had 5+ “The Nightmare Before Christmas” books on the list!) . Most books are for adults, although I have a couple of Little Golden Book titles for the Disney parks listed and a Disney100 Storybook Collection. Not all books are published by Disney, many are but a variety of publishers are included.
There are a lot of covers not yet revealed for books coming later this year. As covers are shown, and more books revealed or books delayed, I will update this list. My first book review for 2023 was for “The Official Disney Parks Cookbook: 101 Magical Recipes from the Delicious Disney Vault”. I didn’t add it to the list.
Here are my 20 Disney Books I Look Forward to in 2023!
1 – The Story of Disney: 100 Years of Wonder (March 7th, 2023 – 304 pages)
The Walt Disney Company honors its 100th anniversary in 2023. As part of the festivities, this must-have coffee table book showcases the company’s history and rich legacy―past, present, and future―through vibrant voices and rare Disney concept art and photographs.
As the official companion to the touring exhibition by Walt Disney Archives and SC Exhibitions, this gorgeous coffee table book serves as a treasure trove for pop culture enthusiasts, artists, art collectors, and Disney fans.
2 – The Official Walt Disney Quote Book (March 7th, 2023 – 352 pages)
The Walt Disney Company honors its 100th anniversary in 2023. As part of the festivities, this must-have quote book showcases insights from Walt Disney, along with rare Disney photographs.
This collection of quotations from the co-founder of The Walt Disney Company ranges from the well-known to the obscure, but all are assured to entertain, enlighten, and inspire. His words have been gleaned from publications, productions, and interviews over the breadth of his amazing career. Some are simple nuggets of homespun wisdom, while others are statements of knowledge gained while he crafted the enchanting films, televisions shows, and unparalleled experiences that are so beloved by audiences the world over.
3 – Walt Disney: An American Original: Commemorative Edition (March 7th, 2023 – 432 pages)
The Walt Disney Company honors its 100th anniversary in 2023. As part of the festivities, this must-have biography tells the story of Walt Disney’s life―told as no other book can!
4 – Art of Coloring: Disney 100 Years of Wonder (March 7th, 2023 – 128 pages)
5 – Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney Classic) (Little Golden Book) (May 2nd, 2023 – 24 pages)
Ahoy, matey! Set sail for adventure with this Little Golden Book inspired by the popular Disney Parks attraction Pirates of the Caribbean!
6 – The Art of Elemental (May 16th, 2023 – 176 pages)
The Art of Elemental presents the story behind the newest film from Pixar Animation Studios. It highlights the stunning artwork from the film’s creation—including character designs, storyboards, color scripts, and much more—and features exclusive interviews from the creative team along with behind-the-scenes details. The next in this fan-favorite, collectible series of Art of titles, this book is the perfect gift for aspiring artists, animators, aspiring film buffs, and fans alike.
7 – The Haunted Mansion (Disney Classic) (Big Little Golden Book) (July 4th, 2023 – 24 pages)
Experience Disney Parks’ famous Haunted Mansion like never before in this Big Little Golden Book. Featuring a real gold-foil spine and additional content, this edition has all the charm of the original Little Golden Book at a larger size—great for collectors!
8 – Coco: The Official Cookbook (July 11th, 2023 – 128 pages)
Photos copyright Insight Editions
Follow Miguel and Dante over the marigold bridge and create a feast inspired by Disney’s Coco.
Celebrate Día de Los Muertos with over 50 recipes inspired by the Land of the Dead in Disney’s Coco! Filled with sweet treats, appetizers, main courses, and delicious drinks, this cookbook includes dozens of authentic Mexican dishes and all of the meals that the Riveras offer to their loved ones on the other side!
9 – Disney: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney Scripted Classics) (August 15th, 2023 – 176 pages)
The screenplay and lyrics from Disney: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—along with hundreds of behind-the-scenes facts, illustrations, and historical details from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library—are all collected in these pages.
11 – Look Out For The Little Guy (September 5th, 2023 – 256 pages)
Look Out for the Little Guy is the in-movie memoir by Scott Lang, also known as Ant-Man, that he’s written and shared with the world, as seen onscreen in the new Marvel Studios film Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. Hyperion Avenue is proud to bring this book to real life.
This delightful addition to National Geographic Kids’ best-selling Weird But True! series uncovers surprising secrets and mind-boggling facts behind your favorite Disney movies, TV shows, park attractions, and more!
15 – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Visual Companion (Commemorating 30 Years) (September 26th, 2023 – 224 pages)
Just in time for the whimsical holiday classic film’s 30th anniversary comes a deep-dive reflection about the making of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas! This enchanting coffee table book features new interviews with the filmmakers and rare images from the Disney and Burton art collections!
16 – People Behind the Disney Parks: Stories of Those Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A. (September 26, 2023 – 320 pages) – this book has been delayed a lot, but I’m looking forward to it when it does release!
Meet the people who created Disney theme parks around the world! Through rare Disney theme park concept art and photographs, this must-have collector’s book showcases more than 280 biographies and features more than 50 pages on the evolution and behind-the-scenes of the Main Street, U.S.A. areas across the globe, up to and including the fairytale castles at the end of each street.
17 – Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition (September 26, 2023 – 1024 page)
Filled with significant achievements, short biographies, historic dates, and tons of trivia-worthy tidbits and anecdotes, this fully-updated encyclopedia covers all things Disney—from A to Z—through more than ten thousand entries. The sixth edition includes all the major Disney theme park attractions, restaurants, and shows; summaries of ABC and Disney television series; rundowns on all major films and characters; the latest and greatest from Pixar, Marvel, Lucas, and National Geographic; key actors, songs, and animators from Disney films and shows; and so much more.
18 – Worlds to Conquer: The Art & Making of Walt Disney’s Fantasia (October 17th, 2023 – 240 pages)
To celebrate The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary, author J.B. Kaufman presents the definitive history of the making of Fantasia, from source material to hundreds of photographs documenting the film’s production. In Worlds to Conquer, become a part of the wild ride that was the making of a Disney classic.
19 – Disney 100 Years of Wonder Storybook Collection (October 17th, 2023 – 304 pages)
Celebrate the magic of Disney’s 100 years of storytelling with this hardcover keepsake volume featuring favorite Disney fairy tales, classics, and contemporary stories. This curated 304-page collection features stories filled with wonder–from the wonder of kindness in Snow White to the wonder of courage in Encanto.
20 – Delicious Disney: Disneyland: Recipes & Stories from The Happiest Place on Earth
This cookbook-meets-culinary-history coffee table book enchants with mouth-watering food photos, gorgeous Walt Disney Imagineering concept artwork, nostalgic restaurant menus, and a little Disney magic.
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