Thursday, December 5, 2019
Jim Korkis' Disney Never Lands
...well not all since I'm sure there are tons of other projects that could be covered in a second volumes.
As it stands now this is another feather in the cap of Korkis who brings to light all sorts of interesting tidbits about projects that almost went somewhere. These are projects that were pursued by Disney and his organization that actually had a shot at going somewhere. And that is one of the strengths of the book is that Korkis deep dives into the projects to explain to us what might have been and detailing why they never happened. It wasn't always simply a matter of money or seeming to conflict with plans for Walt Disney World but something more.
If there is any flaw in the book it is only one that fans of Korkis' work will pick up, and that is slight, in that some of the stories have appeared in other books that Korkis has written. There have been other chapters on the Marceline Project which is about Disney's boyhood home or the St Louis Riverfront. However Korkis smartly gives us more detail than in previous books which make the idea of skipping them ill advised.
I really liked this book and I expect it copies to be going off to friends who are big Disney fans.