Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Kind of a Cute Story: Book Review.

If you haven't bought this book yet, stop reading this and just buy it right now.  Amazon is sold out but you can purchase a copy here.  There is also kindle and nook versions, so you have no excuse.  Anyway, onto the review.

I have read my fair share of Disney bios and memoirs, but "It's Kind of a Cute Story" by Rolly Crump and Jeff Heimbuch is one of the best.  In the book Rolly describes the various projects he did for Disney and you learn a lot about his relationship with Walt.  Rolly and Jeff do a great job of telling you what it was like to work for Walt without glorifying him too much or making him sounds like a tyrant.  Plus, if you've ever wondered what happened to the Tower of the Four Winds after the World's Fair you'll find out in this book.
Any book that mentions Mary Blair is worth reading, and Rolly has some great stories about her. 

I was amazed to hear about some of the incredible attractions he worked on outside of Disney.  Did you know Rolly Crump designed the Ernie Ball logo?  I don't want to give everything away, but his post Disney career is just as exciting. Amazon adventures, naked women, this book has it all!  

I did not want to put this book down, it's full of wonderful (or should I say cute) stories from one of Disney's greatest Imagineers.  Buy it on your ereader now while you wait for the Hardback signed limited edition copy to be released.  You'll be glad you did!


  1. Thanks so much for your kind words, man. Out of everyone who has been looking forward to this book, you were one of the first AND most vocal about it. Thanks so much for all your support AND for your awesome review. It's much appreciated, my friend. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I like the poster. It is really bright and fancy. That is a playful thing we lack in our everyday lives.