The Imagineering Re-birth blog has posted the first in a collection of quotes from those in the animation community opposed to the changes coming to the Walt Disney classic attraction “it’s a small world.” Names like Pete Docter, Ralph Eggleston, and Mark Walsh mark some of the most senior talent from Pixar Studios. Others with many years of experience working for Walt Disney Feature Animation are also included.
Many of these artists still work for the mouse and are taking a significant risk in speaking out publicly. (Link)
“Mary Blair is one of the most remarkable artists of our time, and her work on ‘It’s a Small World’ one of her crowning achievements. The attraction is the result of many talented artists working at the peak of their creative powers. Restoration aside, I can’t imagine improving on the original ride.”
Director / Monsters Inc