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.)
Over 1,100 questions have been fielded by Dave Smith, the now-retired Chief Archivist of The Walt Disney Company, and this book is a compendium of the most interesting and revealing of those queries. The book is divided into chapters that each cover an aspect of Disney history, including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney films, Disney television, and Disney characters. Many of the questions bring up interesting information that has not been published elsewhere, and readers will delight in discovering some of the secrets behind their favorite movies and theme parks. "Did the same actress provide the voice of Maleficent, as well as the voice of Madame Leota, the head in the crystal ball in The Haunted Mansion?" "Who was the first athelete to say 'I'm going to Disneyland!'?" Only Dave knows the answers!
About the Author
In addition to founding the Disney Archives in 1970 and serving as chief archivist for over thirty years, Dave Smith has been a featured speaker at many Disney events. He has also co-authored 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 three editions of the encyclopedia Disney A to Z.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is a okay book just not my style i like hardcoore movie or park trivia this is a little more founding of the park or how thw parks used to be