Disney's Christmas Classics by Frank ReillyDisney's Christmas Classics by Frank Reilly

Disney's Christmas Classics

byFrank ReillyIllustratorFloyd Gottfredson, Manuel Gonzales

Hardcover | November 21, 2017

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The Disney Christmas newspaper comic strip was an annual tradition from 1960-1987, running daily throughout the month before Christmas. Twenty-seven special Christmas stories are collected in a book for the first time. Plus a special bonus: the 1992-1997 Disney Holiday Stories featuring Aladdin, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Lion King!

A delightful book for Disney fans of all ages. The Disney Christmas newspaper strip debuted in 1960 with "Peter Pan’s Christmas Story," in which Captain Hook tries to sabotage Christmas. It was such a success that new stories were created yearly, each self-contained, each featuring characters from another animated movie and leading up to Christmas Eve and the beginning of Santa's night-time sleigh ride. The “Disney-villain-wants-to-spoil-Christmas” plot was exploited with inventive variations each year. Stories include “Cruella’s Very Furry Christmas,” “Snow White’s Christmas Surprise,” “Dumbo and the Christmas Mystery,” "Cinderella’s Christmas Party,” “The Three Little Pigs’ Christmas Story,” and many more.
Frank Reilly (1906-77) was trained as an artist in New York and worked for AP Newsfeatures as comics and cartoon editor. He joined Disney as head of its comic strip department in January 1946. He wrote at least one comic strip, Scorchy Smith, when he was with AP Newsfeatures.Manuel Gonzales (1913-93), a Spanish immigrant who joined the...
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Title:Disney's Christmas ClassicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 11.38 × 8.81 × 0.98 inPublished:November 21, 2017Publisher:IDW PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1684050065

ISBN - 13:9781684050062

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So excited to find it. For baby boomers this book is a stroll down memory lane. This is a collection of all the Christmas comic strips we used to cut out and paste in a scrapbook every Christmas. I was thrilled to find it. You’re never to old for Christmas fun!
Date published: 2017-12-30