One Little Spark!: Mickey's Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering (Hardcover)

One Little Spark!: Mickey's Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering Cover Image
By Martin Sklar, Richard M. Sherman (Introduction by), Glen Keane (Introduction by)
Not available for online purchase
Currently Unavailable

Description


We've all read about the experts: the artists, the scientists, the engineers-that special group of people known as Imagineers for The Walt Disney Company. But who are they? How did they join the team? What is it like to spend a day in their shoes?

Disney Legend Marty Sklar wants to give back to fans and answer these burning questions. When Marty was president of Walt Disney Imagineering, he created a list of principles and ideals for the team, aptly named Mickey's Ten Commandments. Using this code of standards as his organizational flow, Marty provides readers with insights and advice from himself and dozens of hands-on Imagineers from around the globe. It's a true insider's look like no other!

Searching for that perfect gift for the #1 Disney fan in your life? Explore more behind-the-scenes stories from Disney Editions:
  • Travels with Figment: On the Road in Search of Disney Dreams (By Disney Legend Marty Sklar)
  • Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career (By Kevin Rafferty)
  • Travels with Walt Disney: A Photographic Voyage Around the World (By Jeff Kurtti)
  • Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food (By Marcy Carriker Smothers)
  • Walt Disney: An American Original (By Bob Thomas)
  • Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition (By Disney Legend Dave Smith)
  • Disney Facts Revealed: Answers to Fans' Curious Questions (By Disney Legend Dave Smith)
  • Disney Trivia from the Vault: Secrets Revealed and Questions Answered (By Disney Legend Dave Smith)
  • My Pride: Mastering Life's Daily Performance from Broadway's Record-Breaking Lion King (By Alton Fitzgerald White)
  • Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service, Revised and Updated Edition (By The Disney Institute)

About the Author


Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA and editor of its Daily Bruin newspaper in 1955 when he was recruited to create an 1890s-themed newspaper, The DisneylandNews, a month before the theme park opened. After graduating, he joined Disneyland full-time in 1956, where he held responsibility for most of the park's publicity and marketing materials.
In 1961, he moved to WED Enterprises, renamed in 1986 to Walt Disney Imagineering, where he worked on attractions for the 1964 New York World's Fair. For nearly ten years, he wrote personal materials for Walt Disney for use in publications, television and special films. In 1974 he became vice president of concepts/planning, and guided the creative development of EPCOT.

As vice president of creative development, executive vice president and then president of Imagineering for nine years, Sklar supervised the design and construction of Tokyo Disneyland, the Disney-MGM Studios, Disneyland Paris, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney California Adventure Park, Tokyo DisneySea, the Walt Disney Studios Park and most recently Hong Kong Disneyland.



Praise For…


PRAISE FOR ONE LITTLE SPARK!
"In the process of writing the book, Sklar asked 75 current and former Disney Imagineers to write him short stories about how projects worked or didn't work. He also enlisted them to talk about how they became Imagineers, which forms the basis of the second part of the book. Some of the Imagineers are known by many Disney fans, while others are less so, which reinforces another recurring theme: 'The achievement of the Imagineers are not those of brilliant individuals acting alone-it's all about the perfect blending of talents. In a word, it's teamwork,' [Sklar said]."—Orange County Register

PRAISE FOR ONE LITTLE SPARK!
"What does it take to break into the theme park design business? If we kept a list of frequently asked questions on Theme Park Insider, that one would rank high upon it. Young theme park fans (and even some not-so-young-ones) often dream about turning their love for theme parks into a career designing them. But answering this question proves difficult, for the people who create parks took an almost countless number of paths to those jobs. . . . Disney Legend Marty Sklar includes comments and advice from 75 current and former Disney Imagineers who share their experiences on that road. It's like reading a Disney geek's dream discussion thread. . . . One Little Spark reads best as a companion to Sklar's earlier book. This isn't a biography, but a master class in theme park design."—Theme Park Insider

PRAISE FOR DREAM IT! DO IT!

". . . a great read."—Business Insider

PRAISE FOR DREAM IT! DO IT!

One of "14 Must Read Books For Disney Lovers"—BuzzFeed

PRAISE FOR DREAM IT! DO IT!

". . . a must-read, especially if you are traveling to a Disney Park this summer."—Huffington Post

PRAISE FOR DREAM IT! DO IT!

"Marty also writes about Disney's Four C's-Curiosity, Confidence, Courage and Constancy . . ."—Theme Park Insider

PRAISE FOR TRAVELS WITH FIGMENT: ON THE ROAD IN SEARCH OF DISNEY DREAMS

One of "20 Books Every True Disney Fan Should Have in Their Collection"—POPSUGAR

PRAISE FOR TRAVELS WITH FIGMENT: ON THE ROAD IN SEARCH OF DISNEY DREAMS

"Marty Sklar truly embodied the values of Walt Disney's legacy: creativity, friendship, inspiration, and storytelling."—Rotoscopers
Product Details
ISBN: 9781484737637
ISBN-10: 1484737636
Publisher: Disney Editions
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English