Disney Facts Revealed: Answers to Fans’ Curious Questions (Disney Editions Deluxe) (Paperback)

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A treasure trove of Disney trivia by Dave Smith, Chief Archivist Emeritus of the Walt Disney Archives!
Beginning with the July 1983 issue of Disney Channel Magazine, Dave Smith began answering Disney trivia questions from viewers of the Disney Channel. In the ensuing thirty years, his column has continued through multiple publications, including Disney Magazine, the on-line “Disney Insider,” and most recently the D23 website. "Ask Dave" questions have come from Disney enthusiasts the world over, and have covered topics ranging from Cinderella's last name (Tremaine) to the number of triangles covering the surface of Epcot's Spaceship Earth (11,324 facets comprising 954 triangles.)

After the success of his first Disney trivia Q&A book, Disney Trivia from the Vault, Dave continued his "Ask Dave" column through the D23 website. In recent years, questions have gotten more interesting and difficult for Dave to answer, as the more common answers can now be found online. With another critical mass of about 1,100 new Disney trivia Q&A, Dave assemble his second volume, Disney Facts Revealed. Divided into chapters covering a specific aspect of The Walt Disney Company (such as Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney films, Disney television, Disney characters, Disney collectibles, and more).
Many of the questions lead Dave to fascinating information that has not been published elsewhere, and readers will delight in discovering some of the secrets behind their favorite movies and theme parks. "Is it true that most of the Matterhorn has chicken wire?" "I heard that there is a Goofy wristwatch with the numbers going counterclockwise. Is that true?" "Did the Sherman brothers ever perform one of their songs in a movie feature?" Only Dave knows the answers!
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About the Author


In addition to founding the Walt Disney Archives in 1970 and serving as chief archivist for more than forty years, Disney Legend Dave Smith was a featured speaker at many Disney events.
Beginning with the July 1983 issue of Disney Channel Magazine, Dave began answering Disney trivia questions from viewers of the Disney Channel. In the ensuing thirty years, his "Ask Dave" column has continued through multiple publications, including Disney Magazine, the online Disney Insider, the D23 Web site, and his question-and-answer books Disney Trivia from the Vault: Secrets Revealed and Questions Answered and Disney Fact Revealed: Answers to Fans' Curious Questions.
Dave also coauthored all volumes of The Ultimate Disney Trivia Book 1–4 and Disney: The First 100 Years (and its update.) He compiled The Quotable Walt Disney, as well as all editions of Disney A to Z. He was honored as a Disney Legend in 2007.


Praise For…


PRAISE FOR DISNEY A TO Z: THE OFFICIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

". . . a trivia-seekers' treasure."—<strong>Library Journal</strong>

PRAISE FOR DISNEY A TO Z: THE OFFICIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

". . . even the hardcore Disney fan will learn a thing or two."—<strong>Huffington Post</strong>

PRAISE FOR DISNEY A TO Z: THE OFFICIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

"It hardly seems possible that anything has been left out."—<strong>Publishers Weekly</strong>

PRAISE FOR DISNEY A TO Z: THE OFFICIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

"Smith was a prolific author of books about Walt Disney Co., including the company’s official encyclopedia Disney A to Z. Other titles included Disney: The First 100 Years, The Quotable Walt Disney, Disney Trivia from the Vault, and four volumes of The Ultimate Disney Trivia Books."—<strong>Variety</strong>

PRAISE FOR DISNEY A TO Z: THE OFFICIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

"The reference book sets the record straight on many Disney-related issues . . ."—<strong>Los Angeles Times</strong>

PRAISE FOR DISNEY FACTS REVEALED"In the late '60s, while working on a bibliography on Walt Disney, Dave heard that The Walt Disney Company was considering establishing an Archive and wrote a letter to the Disney Company offering his services. The rest is Disney history! Apart from his huge contribution, through his work at the Archive, to preserving the history of Disney’s contribution to film and animation, Dave disseminated much of that story through his many books, including Disney A to Z (going through numerous editions), The Quotable Walt Disney, Disney: The First 100 Years, Disney Facts Revealed, his multi-volume The Ultimate Disney Trivia Book, and many other books, articles, and contributions to other publications."—<strong>Brian Sibley</strong>, writer, broadcaster, and Disney scholar

PRAISE FOR DISNEY FACTS REVEALEDOne of "10 Holiday Gift Ideas For Theme Park Fans . . . In it, Dave Smith, the retired Chief Archivist of The Walt Disney Company, answers some frequently asked questions."—<strong>International Business Times</strong>


Product Details
ISBN: 9781484742020
ISBN-10: 1484742028
Publisher: Disney Editions
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Disney Editions Deluxe