Imagineer Bruce Gordon Remembered

On Monday November 12th Disney expert, author, and Imagineer Bruce Gordon was memorialized at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Among those attending were Ron and Diane Disney Miller, author Howard Green, Imagineer Tony Baxter, Disney archivists Dave Smith and Robert Thieman, and composer Richard Sherman. LaughingPlace.com writer Doug Marsh was also there and he has posted a recap of the ceremony.

As Tony Baxter said, “[Bruce,] I hope you and
Walt and David Mumford are creating some wonderful stuff for us to enjoy when we
get up there.”

See also: this tribute from Joe Hoffman.

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2 thoughts on “Imagineer Bruce Gordon Remembered

  1. Andrew Kim

    I am just finding this out and I am absolutely shock and very sadden by Bruce’s sudden departure from us..
    He was our greatest hero and mentor and friend to any one who had gone through WDI.
    I still remember when I stop by his office every morning when I was at WDI. I am really going to miss him very much.

    I can still hear his voice in my head “Hey.. Andrew..!”

    So long Bruce…

  2. Jim O'Connor

    I’ve been out of touch with all things Disney for a few years and just learned of our great loss.
    I met Bruce in 1990 when I was invited to come to the Mac user group meetings a year before I got hired at the studio. In ’91 i was voted to the board of the group and through the weekly board meetings and dinners I became friends with him. He tried to get me moved from the studio to the model dept at WDI. And even after I left the company he invited me to keep coming to the Mac group weekly board meetings.
    He had the enthusiasm of a child, and hopelessly bought every new Mac product as they were released. I especially remember when he flew out to Atlanta, GA when Direct TV made their first test sales. He was the first California subscriber. He always had fun with the latest gadgets. He lived close enough to WDI to walk to work, but just loved his sports car.
    Being a Disneyland Postcard enthusiast myself, he gave me the rare privilege of reading the first proof printing of his Nickel Tour book fresh from the Italian printers. He carefully noted every reaction with glee.

    He was a good person: a sentiment I don’t use lightly nor frequently.

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