Tag: DIS Interview

Around the World, Disney Dollars and More with Jack Lindquist

Around the World, Disney Dollars and More with Jack Lindquist

| February 17, 2011 | 3 Replies

Interview with Jack Lindquist, Disneyland’s First President, Part 2 Jack Lindquist is a Disney Legend whose Disney career began in 1955 as the initial advertising manager for the new theme park.  He worked in the public relations office alongside future head of Walt Disney Imagineering Marty Sklar.  In Part 1 of the interview, Lindquist discussed his early years at Disneyland, [...]

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Interview with Disneyland’s First President, Jack Lindquist

Interview with Disneyland’s First President, Jack Lindquist

| February 15, 2011 | 4 Replies

Part 1: Jack’s Start at Disneyland to Dealing with Walt Disney’s Passing Recently I was able to speak with Jack Lindquist, a Disney Legend who also served as the first-ever President of Disneyland.  He started with the Disney Company in 1955, two months after Disneyland opened, as the park’s first advertising manager.  Jack worked his way up the [...]

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runDisney and Run (or Walk) to the Finish With an Olympian

runDisney and Run (or Walk) to the Finish With an Olympian

| January 24, 2011 | 5 Replies

Interview with runDisney Training Consultant Jeff Galloway Last year the Disney Endurance Series rebranded itself as runDisney, and with the change brought in Olympian Jeff Galloway as the official training consultant for their series of events.  Galloway competed in the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, and has served as coach to over 200,000 runners and [...]

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“the boys” Offers Intimate Look at Sherman Brothers Life in Song

“the boys” Offers Intimate Look at Sherman Brothers Life in Song

| December 8, 2010 | 5 Replies

An interview with filmmakers Gregg Sherman and Jeff Sherman I’ve had the privilege to interview Disney Legend and composer Richard Sherman who along with his brother, Robert Sherman, made up the prolific song-writing team responsible for over 1,000 songs across a 50 year career.  During their 13 years at Disney (1960-1973), the Sherman Brothers received four [...]

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The Imagineer of Wasteland: Epic Mickey’s Warren Spector

The Imagineer of Wasteland: Epic Mickey’s Warren Spector

| November 30, 2010

The highly anticipated new Wii video game, Disney Epic Mickey, was recently released.  With this game, Warren Spector, Epic Mickey’s creator, looked to create the video game equivalent of a Pixar film – entertainment for everyone.  Spector is well known and respected in the gaming world for creating popular video game series such as Wing Commander [...]

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Marty Sklar Talks Imagineering and the Passing of “Buzz” Price

Marty Sklar Talks Imagineering and the Passing of “Buzz” Price

| November 23, 2010 | 4 Replies

An Interview With Disney Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar Not too long ago I received an e-mail from Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering.  We had previously talked about doing another interview to hear more of his thoughts and perspective from working for 50+ years at the Walt Disney Company.  [...]

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Todd English’s Inspirations and Aspirations Behind bluezoo

Todd English’s Inspirations and Aspirations Behind bluezoo

| November 16, 2010 | 3 Replies

Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur, Todd English, hosted a “Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining” event as part of The 15th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.  The 7-course dinner was held Saturday, November 6th in Todd English’s bluezoo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel.  Before the dinner, Todd English took time out to chat [...]

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