Leslie Iwerks, who comes from a family with rare Disney lineage (her Grandfather Ub co-created Mickey Mouse with Walt) has set her documentarian eye on Pixar Animation Studios and Lucasfilm to great acclaim. Her next target is Walt Disney Imagineering, a division that Ub joined… Read More »Early look at Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary from Leslie Iwerks
I lived in Southern California for 11 years visiting Disneyland frequently. I knew that the train station in Frontierland had a telegraph version of Walt Disney’s words used to dedicate the park. I also knew that it was not morse code, but a variant used… Read More »Fixing the Disneyland Frontierland Train Station Telegraph Message
The Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland are in the middle of a six month refurbishment. While the outside of the snow-capped Matterhorn is covered in scaffolding Disney has taken a video camera inside to give fans a view of the new ride vehicles, a bit of… Read More »Inside the Matterhorn with New Ride Vehicles and a Basketball Court?
Disney Legend Bill Justice has passed away at the age of 97. An animator and Imagineer, Justice had a powerful influence on the formation of many Disney icons. Born 97 years ago yesterday in Dayton, Ohio Bill joined the Walt Disney Studios in 1937 as… Read More »Disney Legend Bill Justice has died at age 97, RIP
Our west coast correspondent Pam has send along the good news that Imagineer Mary Blair has been given a portrait in the Disneyland Opera House. One wonders if this is a sign of bigger things to come to honor Mary. Also added was a copy… Read More »Mary Blair Photo added to Opera House
Progress City, USA has the story of George McGinnis, a student whose undgraduate design project was able to catch the eye of Walt Disney and many Imagineers. Eventually it was the key to his landing a job a WED, know known as Walt Disney Imagineering.… Read More »How a student project opened the doors of Disney for one Imagineer
I wish I could say I remember the 1964 World’s Fair, but alas I wasn’t quite even a glimmer in my parents eye then. I do feel like I’m acquainted with the project based on everything I’ve read about it and the four Disney created… Read More »1964 World’s Fair with Imagineer Marty Sklar
People sometimes ask me why Disney stopped producing video podcasts. I wondered about that too, but it looks like the video production never really ended. They just don’t call it a ‘podcast’ anymore. Now you can just subscribe to a couple YouTube channels and you’ll… Read More »Inside Walt Disney Imagineering, a new video