Instapic: Lights, camera, action!

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Lights, camera, action! This statue of a cameraman is really the forgotten icon of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The statue marks the spot where the park’s dedication plaque now resides.

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Many people overlook the second plaque in the area. The one dedicating the “Cameraman” statue itself. It features a quote from Walt Disney himself, “Movies are a medium of expression like a symphony orchestra… or a painters brush and canvas.”

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The statue was made by Imagineer Andrea Favilli and his father Aldo in 1995. It is a replica of a statue the Favilli’s made for Roy E. Disney (Walt’s nephew) and his Shamrock Holdings company; the offices of which are located across the street from the Warner Brother’s lot in Burbank, CA. I used to walk right by it all the time on my way to work when I lived in Burbank.

Although some claim the statue is of a young Walt Disney, it is not. It’s just a generic representation of one of early Hollywood’s most iconic roles, the man who was literally behind the camera.

Just another wonderful detail from Walt Disney World.

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