Friday, 18 January 2019

ReadItDaddy's First Book of the Week - Week Ending 18th January 2018: "Mickey Mouse Museum: The Story of an Icon" (Studio Press)

We're very excited about all things Disney this year as we're finally taking the plunge and jetting off to fully immerse ourselves in the world of this iconic little mouse.

"The Mickey Mouse Museum: The Story of an Icon" is a timely book to drop through our letterbox.

After celebrating his 90th birthday last year, Mickey still looks as spritely as ever - and in this fascinating slice of Disney history there's a brilliant look at Walt Disney, his most famous creation, and all the other characters that gave Disney its first cartoon successes back in the earliest days of the studio.

Featuring original sketches, cartoon cels and some awesome discussions about the evolution of everyone's favourite cartoon mouse, it's a huge book full to the brim with information for Disney-Philes everywhere.

Dip inside and check out some of the amazing spreads, and you'll see why we got so excited about this keepsake collector's edition from Studio Press. It really does look fantastic.

Some fascinating insights into how Mickey Mouse became one of the most instantly recognisable characters on the planet
Disney's earliest efforts to bring feature-length cartoons to the screen weren't without their own ups and downs, and the historical and anecdotal accounts of how the studio first found its feet are as fascinating as learning more about Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Pluto and all the other characters who appeared in the early 'shorts'.

As much as we love Mickey, we also love Minnie Mouse to bits too!
It's absolutely gorgeous this book, a great mix of timelines, info and awesome stills and sketches. What more could Disney fans wish for?

"Mickey Mouse Museum: The Story of an Icon" is available now, published by Studio Press (kindly supplied for review).