A lot of people have been asking us about the upcoming “Seekers of the Weird” comic and how involved Rolly has been in it.
Unfortunately, while the comic is based on his designs and concept for the Museum of the Weird, Rolly wasn’t involved with the story or art direction. Disney owns the idea and artwork, and therefore, they do not need to involve Rolly.
I will say that Rolly has, very recently, been visited by some of the folks from Imagineering working on the project. He has seen a lot of the artwork and scripts. He reported to me that he liked the way it looked and was glad to see something finally come out of his designs. However, again, he is not involved in the project beyond that capacity.
For more information on the project, check out this great article from Comic Book Resources about it. We’re glad that Marvel / Disney are bringing the Museum to light in some way, and paying homage to Rolly. But next time, hopefully, they’ll involve the man who created it a bit more!
We promised you something new and fun being announced this week, and here it is!
Bamboo Forest Publishing is proud to announce the release of Disney Legend Rolly Crump’s More Cute Stories, Volume 1: Disneyland History. This high-quality recording includes nearly fifty minutes of all new stories about Disneyland, told by Rolly himself. It is available on CD and as a digital download from most major online music retailers, including Amazon and iTunes.
The Imagineers, those men and women who helped Walt Disney bring his creations to life, have achieved legendary status among theme park enthusiasts. One of the most beloved Imagineers is Rolly Crump, whose work can be seen not only in Disney Parks, but also in other theme parks, casinos, and cultural centers worldwide. Rolly was instrumental in designing some of Disney’s most famous attractions, including the ’64 New York World’s Fair pavilions, it’s a small world, The Enchanted Tiki Room , and many more. Even More Cute Stories focuses on Rolly’s time at Disneyland, and includes nearly an hour’s worth of anecdotes about the creation of the park and the people who built it, including previously unheard stories about Walt Disney himself.
Jeff Heimbuch, who co-authored Rolly’s biography, It’s Kind of a Cute Story, also recorded More Cute Stories. “Despite having sat with Rolly for countless hours, listening to him relay tales of his time at Disney for It’s Kind Of A Cute Story,” says Jeff, “he still surprises me with brand new stories every single time we talk. No one can tell a tale quite like Rolly, so we decided that having the man himself actually tell you these brand new stories was the best way to preserve them!”
“We received a lot of requests for an audio version of Rolly’s book,” says Bamboo Forest Publishing’s founder, Leonard Kinsey. “If you’ve ever seen him speak at an event, you’d understand why – he’s hilarious, charismatic, and extremely engaging. But getting him to record the entire book would have taken months, and we all agreed that his valuable time would be much better spent recording stories that hadn’t already been documented. So what we ended up with here is not only historically important, but massively entertaining. It’s like having Rolly sitting in your living room, having a drink and reminiscing on old times.”
More Cute Stories, Volume 1: Disneyland History by Rolly Crump is available on CD at Amazon.com at a list price of $9.95. It is also available in digital formats including mp3 and FLAC at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and most other major retailers. Check www.itskindofacutestory.com for more pictures, news, and event information, including book signings and appearances.
If you buy a physical CD, that’s great! Thank you!
If you plan on buying a Digital Copy, buy it from CDBaby for now. It’s the cheapest price, so it’s best to buy it there until we get the prices adjusted on Amazon and iTunes!
BUY YOUR COPY TODAY!
Rolly and Jeff will be doing two upcoming events! Check the events tab for more information!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the signing at the Encitias, CA Barnes and Noble has been cancelled.
Please consider joining us the next day, Friday, Feb 1st, at the Barnes and Noble in Orange, CA. Information on the event page!
The books is out!
While we are having some problems keeping it “in stock” on Amazon, you can purchase it directly from us.
Here are ALL your options!
Limited Edition Signed Hard Cover:
Bamboo Forest Store:
The book has a release date, and it is soon!
That’s right, on 11/20/2012, you’ll be able to get your copy!
The book will be available online at all major booksellers (such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble), and in book stores everywhere! It will also be on the Bamboo Forest Publishing web store.
We will also be selling a limited edition hardcover, limited to only 500 copies, signed by Rolly, for $59.95!
Those will ONLY be available on the Bamboo Forest store at: http://
(yes, the link will go live soon!)
eBooks will also be available for all applicable reading devices.
We’ll post more links as to where to get it when the date gets closer!