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Author David Bossert and Imagineer Alan Coats on Upcoming “Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer” Book

August 3, 2021

Accomplished Disney author David Bossert has chronicled the lives of famous Disney figures in his previous titles, including executive Roy E. Disney and furniture designer and architect Kem Weber. In his latest book, Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer – The Making of Disneyland from Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond, Dave uncovers the story of the Disney Legend and Imagineer. Coates was best known as a gifted animator and later as a principal force behind the art direction and show design for attractions including Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s a small word, Alice in Wonderland, and Adventure thru Inner Space, among numerous others. After much development and anticipation, the book debuts this fall. Joining host Brett Nachman on this episode of Notably Disney are Dave Bossert, the book's author, as well as Disney Imagineer Alan Coats, Claude’s son, who provided the book’s preface and was a pivotal force in its development. This title is an essential purchase and read for your Disney nonfiction collection.

Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer – The Making of Disneyland from Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond is available for pre-order through The Old Mill Press. The press release for the book describes it as exploring "Coats’ first fifteen-years designing and building some of the most iconic and enduring attractions at Disneyland including Alice in Wonderland, The Submarine Voyage, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, and so many more. This 264-page book is profusely illustrated with many never-before-seen photographs and artworks."

Learn more about author Dave Bossert by visiting his website: DavidBossert.com.

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