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The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies, 1921-1968

This huge, sumptuous volume from the legendary European publisher Taschen celebrates the Disney studio’s entire output of animated films, from the beginning through the end of Walt’s life. Individual chapters are contributed by a gallery of Disney scholars, and illustrated with a lavish array of film stills and production art, reproduced in rich color, much of it never published before. Includes JBK chapters on Bambi and the Latin American films of the 1940s.

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Silly Symphonies Volume 2: The Complete Disney Classics

The second entry in a four-volume series from the Library of American Comics, presenting the full run of the delightful Silly Symphony Sunday comic pages, reproduced in full color. This second volume covers the period from summer 1935 to early 1939, including such highlights as the comics version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first Disney feature-length film, and a 15-month “trial run” starring Donald Duck, which led to Donald’s own solo comic strip. Includes an introduction by JBK.

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Silly Symphonies Volume 1: The Complete Disney Classics

The first entry in a four-volume series from the Library of American Comics, presenting the full run of the delightful Silly Symphony Sunday comic pages, reproduced in full color. This will be the first complete collection of the strips in English since their original publication, more than eighty years ago. This first volume showcases the birth of the strip in 1932, and continues into the summer of 1935, including such highlights as the first appearance of Donald Duck in a comic strip. Includes an introduction by JBK.

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50 Years in the Mouse House: The Lost Memoir of One of Disney’s Nine Old Men

Edited by Didier Ghez and Joe Campana, this volume contains the manuscript of Eric Larson’s previously unpublished autobiography, along with a wealth of supporting materials. Includes the JBK essay “Larson in Mexico.”

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The Griffith Project, vol. 10: Films Produced in 1919-1946

Paolo Cherchi Usai, editor
A volume of program notes specially prepared for the legendary “Griffith Project” at the Pordenone festival, featuring the writing of such top D.W. Griffith scholars as Russell Merritt and Kevin Brownlow. This volume covers the last decade of Griffith’s career and later related projects, and includes JBK’s notes on The Country Flapper, the sound prologue to Dream Street, His Darker Self, Topsy and Eva, the remake of The Battle of the Sexes, San Francisco, and One Million B.C.

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The Griffith Project, vol. 9: Films Produced in 1916-1918

Paolo Cherchi Usai, editor
A volume of program notes specially prepared for the legendary “Griffith Project” at the Pordenone festival, featuring the writing of such top D.W. Griffith scholars as Russell Merritt and Scott Simmon. This volume covers the years 1916-18 and includes JBK’s notes on the Griffith-supervised The Devil’s Needle and Fifty Fifty.

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The Griffith Project, vol. 8: Films Produced in 1914-1915

Paolo Cherchi Usai, editor
A volume of program notes specially prepared for the legendary “Griffith Project” at the Pordenone festival, featuring the writing of such top D.W. Griffith scholars as Russell Merritt and Paul Spehr. This volume covers the years 1914-15 and includes JBK’s notes on the Griffith-supervised Enoch Arden, The Martyrs of the Alamo, Old Heidelberg, and Double Trouble, as well as aspects of his controversial The Birth of a Nation.

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The Griffith Project, vol. 7: Films Produced in 1913

Paolo Cherchi Usai, editor
A volume of program notes specially prepared for the legendary “Griffith Project” at the Pordenone festival, featuring the writing of such top D.W. Griffith scholars as Russell Merritt and Kevin Brownlow. This volume covers the year 1913 and includes JBK’s notes on the Griffith-supervised Liberty Belles and A Fair Rebel, as well as Griffith’s first feature, Judith of Bethulia.

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The Griffith Project, vol. 6: Films Produced in 1912

Paolo Cherchi Usai, editor
A volume of program notes specially prepared for the legendary “Griffith Project” at the Pordenone festival, featuring the writing of such top D.W. Griffith scholars as Russell Merritt and Scott Simmon. This volume covers the year 1912 and includes JBK’s notes on Oil and Water, An Adventure in the Autumn Woods, The Tender-Hearted Boy, A Chance Deception, and When Love Forgives.

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The Griffith Project, vol. 5: Films Produced in 1911

Paolo Cherchi Usai, editor
A volume of program notes specially prepared for the legendary “Griffith Project” at the Pordenone festival, featuring the writing of such top D.W. Griffith scholars as Russell Merritt and Eileen Bowser. This volume covers the year 1911 and includes JBK’s notes on The Indian Brothers, Her Sacrifice, The Thief and the Girl, The Blind Princess and the Poet, Fighting Blood, and The Last Drop of Water.

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The Griffith Project, vol. 4: Films Produced in 1910

Paolo Cherchi Usai, editor
A volume of program notes specially prepared for the legendary “Griffith Project” at the Pordenone festival, featuring the writing of such top D.W. Griffith scholars as Russell Merritt and Scott Simmon. This volume covers the year 1910 and includes JBK’s notes on The Marked Time-Table, A Child’s Impulse, The Purgation, Muggsy’s First Sweetheart, and A Midnight Cupid.

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The Griffith Project, vol. 3: Films Produced in July-December 1909

Paolo Cherchi Usai, editor
A volume of program notes specially prepared for the legendary “Griffith Project” at the Pordenone festival, featuring the writing of such top D.W. Griffith scholars as Russell Merritt and Tom Gunning. This volume covers the last six months of 1909 and includes JBK’s notes on The Test, A Trap for Santa Claus, In Little Italy, The Day After, To Save Her Soul, and Choosing a Husband.

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The Griffith Project, vol. 1: Films Produced in 1907-1908

Paolo Cherchi Usai, editor
A volume of program notes specially prepared for the legendary “Griffith Project” at the Pordenone festival, featuring the writing of such top D.W. Griffith scholars as Russell Merritt and Scott Simmon. This volume covers the beginnings of Griffith’s film career in 1907-08 and includes JBK’s notes on A Famous Escape, King of the Cannibal Islands, The Music Master, Hulda’s Lovers, The King’s Messenger, The Sculptor’s Nightmare, When Knights Were Bold, Mixed Babies, ’Ostler Joe, and The Invisible Fluid.

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Mickey Mouse Color Sundays, vol. 2: “Robin Hood Rides Again”

This entry in the excellent “Gottfredson Library” series, collecting the vintage Mickey Mouse comic strips of Floyd Gottfredson, is the second volume of Mickey Mouse Sunday pages in full color. This volume contains Gottfredson’s color Mickey pages from 1936-38, along with various later pages from other strips. Edited, like the rest of the series, by David Gerstein and Gary Groth, this volume includes a foreword by JBK.

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Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: Color Sundays Vol. 1 “Call of the Wild”

This entry in the excellent “Gottfredson Library” series, collecting the vintage Mickey Mouse comic strips of Floyd Gottfredson, is the first volume of Mickey Mouse Sunday pages in full color, dating from 1932-35. Edited, like the rest of the series, by David Gerstein and Gary Groth, this volume includes a foreword by JBK.
Fantagraphics Books, 2013.

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Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood

Edited by Daniel Goldmark and Charlie Keil, this is an anthology of essays about the relationship between animation and comedy. Includes JBK’s essay “The Heir Apparent,” about Mickey Mouse’s role as the heir of the American comedy tradition in the 1930s.
University of California Press, 2011.

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