Nearly 60 years after Lewis Carroll´s Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland was first published, a filmmaker named Walt Disney created a silent film about a girl named Alice. This pilot led Disney down a rabbit hole to form a company that would go on to become synonymous with fairy tales - including making further versions of the Alice story with the beloved 1951 animated film, the more-recent live-action versions and several iconic Disney Park experiences. Walt Disney´s Alice in Wonderland: An Illustrated History delves behind-the-scenes of those whimsical worlds.
From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero - Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design. It has been weeks since Mr Penguin´s last adventure and he´s been stuck at his desk, twiddling his flippers ever since. That is until the phone rings! Mr Penguin and Colin (a spider and Mr Penguin´s silent right hand man) are called in to find the missing treasure somewhere in the Museum of Extraordinary Objects. The quest finds them solving secret codes, fighting ferocious beasts, eating fish finger sandwiches and travelling deep below the museum to a lost jungle... ´Addictive slapstick´ - The Guardian ´The perfect introduction to mystery stories´ - The Scotsman Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury´s Children´s Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone´s Children´s Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in June 2018. Alex T. Smith was a World Book Day Illustrator. Follow Alex at and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
The stunning metamorphosis of twenty-first-century Hollywood and what lies ahead for the art and commerce of film In the past decade, Hollywood has endured a cataclysm on a par with the end of silent film and the demise of the studio system. Stars and directors have seen their power dwindle, while writers and producers lift their best techniques from TV, comic books, and the toy biz. The future of Hollywood is being written by powerful corporate brands like Marvel, Amazon, Netflix, and Lego, as well as censors in China. Ben Fritz chronicles this dramatic shakeup with unmatched skill, bringing equal fluency to both the financial and entertainment aspects of Hollywood. He dives deeply into the fruits of the Sony hack to show how the previous model, long a creative and commercial success, lost its way. And he looks ahead through interviews with dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, Imax, and others to discover how they have reinvented the business. He shows us, for instance, how Marvel replaced stars with ´´universes”, and how Disney remade itself in Apple’s image and reaped enormous profits. But despite the destruction of the studios’ traditional playbook, Fritz argues that these seismic shifts signal the dawn of a new heyday for film. The Big Picture shows the first glimmers of this new golden age through the eyes of the creative mavericks who are defining what our movies will look like in the new era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010798/bk_brll_010798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.