A List of Disney100 Books Being Released in 2023

Disney has just announced a long list of books that will be released in 2023. The books include a coloring book, a reissue of a classic Walt Disney biography, plus a book full of Walt’s quotes. All of the books will be part of the Disney100 celebration and will be made available through the coming months

Let’s take a look at all the titles:

Walt Disney An American Original by Bob Thomas. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved
Walt Disney An American Original by Bob Thomas. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved

Walt Disney: An American Original-Disney100 Edition ($26.99)

The Walt Disney Company honors its 100th anniversary in 2023. As part of the festivities, this must-have biography tells the story of Walt Disney’s lifetold as no other book can!

Walt Disney is an American hero. From Mickey Mouse to Disneyland, he changed the face of American culture. His is a success story like no other: a man who developed animated film into an art form and made a massive contribution to the folklore of the world.

After years of research, respected Hollywood biographer Bob Thomas produced a definitive biography of the man behind the legend of Disney: the unschooled cartoonist from Kansas City who when bankrupt on his first movie venture and developed into the genius who produced unmatched works of animation, and ultimately was the creative spirit of an international entertainment empire that has enchanted generations.


Complete with a collection of rare photographs, Walt Disney: An American Original is a fascinating and inspirational work that captures the spirit of Walt Disney.

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The Official Walt Disney Quote Book. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved
The Official Walt Disney Quote Book. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved

The Official Walt Disney Quote Book ($22.49)

The Walt Disney Company honors its 100th anniversary in 2023. As part of the festivities, this must-have quote book showcases insights from Walt Disney, along with rare Disney photographs.

Walt Disney once said, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main. . . .” Never has this been truer than within these pages.

This collection of quotations from the co-founder of The Walt Disney Company ranges from the well-known to the obscure, but all are assured to entertain, enlighten, and inspire. His words have been gleaned from publications, productions, and interviews over the breadth of his amazing career. Some are simple nuggets of homespun wisdom, while others are statements of knowledge gained while he crafted the enchanting films, televisions shows, and unparalleled experiences that are so beloved by audiences the world over.

The Official Walt Disney Quote Book has been compiled for anyone eager to learn more about a man who had such an incredible, positive impact on his own time and on the future yet to be—Walt Disney, the Showman of the World.

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The Story of Disney100 Years of Wonder. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved
The Story of Disney100 Years of Wonder. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved

The Story of Disney: 100 Years of Wonder ($48.00)

The Walt Disney Company honors its 100th anniversary in 2023. As part of the festivities, this must-have coffee table book showcases the company’s history and rich legacy—past, present, and future—through vibrant voices and rare Disney concept art and photographs.

On October 16, 1923, Walt Disney and his brother Roy founded what we now know to be The Walt Disney Company. Walt’s passion and vision continues to inspire creative development across the company. As a result, Disney characters—and their stories—have touched the lives of generations of fans. They encourage a belief that dreams really can come true.

As the official companion to the touring exhibition by Walt Disney Archives and SC Exhibitions, this gorgeous coffee table book serves as a treasure trove for pop culture enthusiasts, artists, art collectors, and Disney fans.

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Art of Coloring: Disney 100 Years of Wonder. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved
Art of Coloring: Disney 100 Years of Wonder. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved

Art of Coloring: Disney 100 Years of Wonder ($15.99)

The Walt Disney Company honors its 100th anniversary in 2023. As part of the festivities, this must-have adult coloring book offers a fun and familiar look at everything Disneypast, present, and future.

Part of the Art of Coloring series, which has sold over 2 million copies across the U.S.

On October 16, 1923, Walt Disney and his brother Roy founded what we now know to be The Walt Disney Company. Walt’s passion and vision continues to inspire creative development across the company. As a result, Disney characters—and their stories—have touched the lives of generations of fans. This stunning collection of illustrations features memorable characters, favorite icons, and visual surprises at each page turn. Thoughtfully curated by the staff of Walt Disney Archives, these images are ideal for taking pencil to paper and adding your own brand of color and style. Disney theme park concept art, posters, and maps join with Disney movie art and playful vintage coloring book pieces to draw out the inner artist in every Disney fan, cultivating relaxation and focus.

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People Behind the Disney Parks Stories of Those Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A.. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved
People Behind the Disney Parks Stories of Those Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A.. Photo Credits © The Walt Disney Company. All Rights Reserved

People Behind the Disney Parks Stories of Those Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A. ($54.00)

Meet the people who created Disney theme parks around the world! Through rare Disney theme park concept art and photographs, this must-have collector’s book showcases more than 280 biographies and features more than 50 pages on the evolution and behind-the-scenes of the Main Street, U.S.A. areas across the globe, up to and including the fairytale castles at the end of each street.

Keen observers will notice intricate details throughout the Disney parks, including names emblazoned on building windows. In particular, the windows lining Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom are designed as calling cards for fictionalized shopkeepers. These names belong to the real life “all-stars” who helped make Disney’s theme parks a reality around the world. The people listed on these windows are skilled actors, artists, business leaders, Imagineers, songwriters, and more. With their imagination and sharp skills, each person has made an important contribution to The Walt Disney Company.

This hefty tome is a gift that Disney collectors, theme park fans, and anyone curious in creative career paths through the arts, sciences, and research development will appreciate for decades to come.

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