Tag: Walt Disney

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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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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What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

| November 6, 2010 | 3 Replies

I love visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks to see what is new. This week I wandered over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to enjoy the  One Man’s Dream display. It recently reopened from a refurbishment.  If you have been to this exhibit before you will see lots of familiar displays but they have added some [...]

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Disney Comes Home to Hawaii at its New Aulani Resort

Disney Comes Home to Hawaii at its New Aulani Resort

| July 11, 2010 | 5 Replies

Hawaii.  Warm tropical breezes, rich cultural tradition, and that spirit of “ohana” (family) that makes even the most stalwart visitor melt in the warmth of this island paradise.   Walt Disney felt that way too and now, decades later, his company is constructing its third “off-property” resort in the Ko Olina Resort area of Oahu, on [...]

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Ilene Woods, the voice of Cinderella, dies

Ilene Woods, the voice of Cinderella, dies

| July 5, 2010 | 2 Replies

If you are at all familiar with the music of the film “Cinderella”, you will recall Ilene Woods’ voice.  She played the title role in the 1950′s movie animated film “Cinderella”.  Ms. Woods died at the age of 81 from causes related to Alzheimer’s disease.  She was 18 when she recorded several demo songs for friends Jerry Livingston and Mack [...]

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Into The Walt Disney Archives With Disney Legend Dave Smith

Into The Walt Disney Archives With Disney Legend Dave Smith

| June 9, 2010 | 3 Replies

Interview with Archives Founder and Chief Archivist Dave Smith The D23 Official Disney Fan Community recently announced a special 40th anniversary event honoring both the creation of the Walt Disney Archives and its Founder and Chief Archivist Dave Smith.  On Friday, June 25, Disney President and CEO Bob Iger, noted film historian Leonard Maltin, and [...]

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Disney Legend to Legend: Marty Sklar Discusses Herb Ryman

Disney Legend to Legend: Marty Sklar Discusses Herb Ryman

| April 14, 2010 | 1 Reply

When I first met Disney Legend Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, he sat down to discuss a small portion of his 54-year career working with and for Walt Disney.  Marty is now president of his own company, Marty Sklar Creative, Inc., and is one of the founders of [...]

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