Among the mission charters of the Hyperion Historical Alliance is to deepen the research relationships between scholars, historians, archivists, and other professionals who explore the history of animation, themed spaces and outdoor entertainment, the historical figure of Walt Disney, and the overall work accomplished at Walt Disney Productions / The Walt Disney Company over the past nearly 100 years (up to but not including the immediately current 15 years).


One of the ways the HHA fulfills this mission is through two primary publications that enrich the research database and historical record for Disney history. The goal of these publications is to be as historically accurate as possible, requiring the checking and re-checking of information sources and rooting out imprecisions and debunking widely held urban legends and myths. Both publications are published in association with Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and are available to the general public on Amazon.


An annual, multi-author, anthology featuring extensively researched essays written by selected HHA members showcasing various Disney history topics. The inaugural 2019 Hyperion Historical Alliance Annual features the following essays:

Hyperion Historical Alliance Annual 2019
  • The Best of Bill Garity’s Diary – Didier Ghez

  • Jack Cutting, an Artist Abroad – Jim Hollifield

  • Production Innovations at The Walt Disney Studios in the Mid-1930s – Garry Apgar

  • Ward Kimball and the Making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Todd James Pierce

  • The Firehouse Five Plus Two in 1950 – Lucas O. Seastrom

  • The Music Behind The Little Mermaid – David Bossert


These are single-topic journals that each feature an in-depth history and overview on one particular subject (typically an esoteric topic that hasn’t received previous historical attention), authored by one or two HHA members, and heavily illustrated with photos and art that, in most cases, has not been previously published. 


The inaugural entry in the HHA monograph series is The Making of Walt Disney's Fun and Fancy Free by J.B. Kaufman. 


Both the HHA Annual and HHA Monograph Series are available to the general public on Amazon.