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Christmas with Old Friends

My favorite project this year was creating the corporate holiday greeting card for Warner Bros. Studios Animation.  Warners currently owns the Hanna-Barbera film catalog and I was beyond thrilled when they asked me for an original design featuring the classic H-B characters.  There are so many good characters to choose from so, naturally, I chose

By |2014-12-26T19:38:00-05:00December 26th, 2014|Categories: Walt Disney World Resort|Comments Off on Christmas with Old Friends

Tiki Kiliki

A gift for a sweet and photogenic friend, Tiki Kiliki (Miss Christie White) of The Hukilau.  (Painting by Jody Daily, tiki mug by Kevin Kidney.) Tiki Kiliki, herself. Disney ImagineerDisney Star Wars Resort Tampa Web Design Disney World Resorts Info

By |2014-10-13T19:04:00-04:00October 13th, 2014|Categories: Walt Disney World Resort|Comments Off on Tiki Kiliki

Rolly Crump: The Architect of Delight

Illustration for Los Angeles Magazine by Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily,  March 2011 Rolly Crump is one of our favorite designers in the whole wide world. Whether we're talking about his theme park contributions for Disney, or his satyrical counter-culture posters, Rolly rules.A few years ago Los Angeles Magazine asked us to create an illustration

By |2014-09-02T20:30:00-04:00September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Walt Disney World Resort|Comments Off on Rolly Crump: The Architect of Delight

Rolly Crump: Muse of the Weird and Wonderful

Sun illustration by Rolly Crump, 1966 Rolly Crump is one of my favorite artists in the whole world—not only for his groundbreaking Disney work—but for his quirky and beautiful independent art as well.   Actually, I'm inspired by everything I've ever seen him do. Rolly with his Tower of the Four Winds modelfor the 1964

By |2014-08-26T19:57:00-04:00August 26th, 2014|Categories: Walt Disney World Resort|Comments Off on Rolly Crump: Muse of the Weird and Wonderful

Paper Boy

"I'm a bow-legged chicken, I'm a knock-kneed hen, Never been so happy since I don't know when, I walk with a wiggle and a giggle and a squawk Doin' the Tennessee Wig-walk." Disney ImagineerDisney Star Wars Resort Tampa Web Design Disney World Resorts Info

By |2014-08-11T04:36:00-04:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Walt Disney World Resort|Comments Off on Paper Boy

Grand and Glorious “America On Parade” Models

Four paper people in rectangular frames, looking like minimalistic strangers on a train, could be something you'd expect to see in a museum of modern art. But this small three-dimensional model made of cardboard, white paper, and plastic toothpaste caps is actually a piece of rough concept art created for one of Disneyland's most famous

By |2014-07-05T06:32:00-04:00July 5th, 2014|Categories: Walt Disney World Resort|Comments Off on Grand and Glorious “America On Parade” Models

America!!

By Michael - July 4th, 2014 It’s the 4th of July in Progress City, and that means pageantry! So here’s some pageantry. It’s the thrilling dedication of the American Adventure at Epcot, which took place on October 11th, 1982. Thrill to the oratory of Card Walker! And the pavilion’s two sponsors, American Express CEO/Chairman Jim

Kicking Off…

Today I’m kicking off something that I have considered, with some trepidation, for a while now – I’ve posted a new project to Kickstarter with the goal of publishing a new Disney history book. I’ll admit that while I’m a huge fan of Kickstarter in general, I’ve been iffy about entering “the market” myself –

By |2014-06-27T18:47:57-04:00June 27th, 2014|Categories: Books, Progress City Primer|Tags: , |Comments Off on Kicking Off…

Another One That Got Away: The “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” Master-Folio

"Giant squid astern, sir!" I've got a whale of a tale to tell you, lads.  Another title for our proposed Walt Disney Master-Folio series would have been 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, the epic 1954 Disney adaptation of Jules Verne's classic science fiction novel.  The film is a favorite of ours, and three years prior,

By |2014-06-17T23:26:00-04:00June 17th, 2014|Categories: Walt Disney World Resort|Comments Off on Another One That Got Away: The “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” Master-Folio