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DHI 044 – X Atencio & The Path of the Imagineer – Part 1

Pirates of the Caribbean.  Haunted Mansion.  Adventure Thru Inner Space.  These are a few of the attractions that X Atencio helped create.  The first part of his story–from animation inbetweener to Imagineer–is an hour-long podcast posted this month.  Episode 044. Disney Star Wars Resort Website Designed by DBL07.co Disney World Resorts Info

By |2017-11-30T17:18:45-05:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Todd James Pierce, Uncategorized, Walt Disney, X Atencio|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on DHI 044 – X Atencio & The Path of the Imagineer – Part 1

Adventures in Color – Parts 1 and 2

In 1932, the Technicolor Corporation created a unique process system to present full-color presentations using images captured only on black-and-white film.  Instead of looking to one of the major studios to premiere their full-color process, they looked to Walt Disney and animation.  The story of Technicolor and its longtime connection with Walt Disney Productions is the subject

By |2017-11-30T17:11:42-05:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Todd James Pierce, Uncategorized, Walt Disney|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Adventures in Color – Parts 1 and 2

disney film on alchohol

I was interviewing artist Tad Stones a few days ago and realized that in the late '70s he had written and directed a Disney educational short that I had never seen, titled Understanding Alcohol Use and Abuse.I just found it on YouTube and thought that some of you would enjoy it.[embedded content] Disney Star Wars

By |2017-08-09T21:27:27-04:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Disney History|Comments Off on disney film on alchohol

Discovery Island

In the middle of Bay Lake, deep within the heart of the Walt Disney World property, lies Discovery Island. It is a former wildlife attraction/sanctuary that was closed in 1999 and has been left to run wild since. This is the story of my trip there quite a few years ago when I lived in

By |2017-07-18T16:49:14-04:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Disney History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Road to Pandora – Parts 1 and 2

The Road to Pandora – Parts 1 and 2 by Todd James Pierce The strange story of how the Walt Disney Company finally built Pandora, the World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Links to Episode 040 and 41 – The Road to Pandora – Parts 1 and 2:iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/j34rl38Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85297&refid=stprGooglePlay: http://tinyurl.com/jurtey3I-Heart-Radio: http://tinyurl.com/zlnbn5a Disney Star

By |2017-05-26T10:53:12-04:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on The Road to Pandora – Parts 1 and 2

DHI Podcast 038 – Women on a Wire Part 2

Woman on a Wire Part 2 by Todd James Pierce On the DHI podcast this month, we continue our story of Women on a Wire, tales of aerialists who rode the wire as Tinkerbell at Disneyland.  In this episode, we focus on Mimi Zerbini, the second woman to play the pixie.  To illustrate the episode,

By |2017-04-21T16:18:23-04:00April 21st, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on DHI Podcast 038 – Women on a Wire Part 2

Jack of All Trades – Ken Anderson

Jack of All Trades – Conversations with Disney Legend Ken Anderson by Paul F. Anderson For a limited time, the publisher of Jack of All Trades by our own Paul F. Anderson will be reduced to 99 cents for the Kindle edition and $9.99 for the paperback edition.  Find it here. Disney Star Wars Resort Website

By |2017-03-26T22:34:02-04:00March 26th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Jack of All Trades – Ken Anderson

DHI Podcast 037 – Women on a Wire – Part 1

DHI Podcast 037 – Women on a Wire – Part 1 The surprising story of the 70-year-old woman who flew as Disneyland’s first Tinkerbell. iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/j34rl38 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85297&refid=stpr GooglePlay: http://tinyurl.com/jurtey3 I-Heart-Radio: http://tinyurl.com/zlnbn5a Disney Star Wars Resort Website Designed by DBL07.co Disney World Resorts Info

By |2017-03-15T20:07:52-04:00March 15th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on DHI Podcast 037 – Women on a Wire – Part 1

DHI 036 – Bill Sullivan and the Early Days of Disneyland

Bill Sullivan and the Early Days of Disneyland DHI Podcast 036 – Disney Legend, Bill Sullivan talks about the early days of Disneyland, when the park was new and Walt could be found wandering the walkways.  iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/j34rl38Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85297&refid=stprGooglePlay: http://tinyurl.com/jurtey3 You can also find Sully’s book on Amazon, which relates his entire career with Disney

By |2017-03-09T20:05:23-05:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: Bill Sullivan, Disney History, Disneyland, Todd James Pierce, Uncategorized, Walt Disney|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on DHI 036 – Bill Sullivan and the Early Days of Disneyland

DHI 035 – Project Spring

DHI Podcast 035 – Project Spring In the early 1960s, Walt Disney explored building a tourist attraction in Monterey, California. The story of that never-built project on the DHI Podcast. iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/j34rl38Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=85297&refid=stprGooglePlay: http://tinyurl.com/jurtey3Libsyn: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5054160 Disney Star Wars Resort Website Designed by DBL07.co Disney World Resorts Info

By |2017-03-09T19:48:19-05:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: Disney History, Project Spring, Todd James Pierce, Uncategorized, Walt Disney|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on DHI 035 – Project Spring