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Disney Inspirations

Bob Gurr: Disney Inspirations

Bob Gurr is a well-known and my favorite Disney Imagineer. He started his career as an industrial designer out of college, but soon went to work for Disney. His imprint on the company can mainly be seen in the theme parks, where he had a hand in designing many of the rides. Here is Bob’s story, both at his Disney career and beyond it.

Disney Inspirations

Mary Blair: Disney Inspirations

Mary Blair was a prominent animator and color designer for the Walt Disney Company. She got her start in 1940, and made an immediate and excellent impression on Walt. Even after resigning from the company as a full-time employee, Walt kept bringing her back to work on projects for his company. Here is her story.

Walt Disney's Life

Walt Disney and Television

Walt Disney did not just do movies. He also ventured into television in the 1950’s. His brother Roy thought as early as 1950 that TV would be an excellent medium for the company, and he was correct. Walt’s impact on television was groundbreaking and lasting. Here is the story of Walt Disney and television.

Walt Disney's Life

Walt Disney’s: Theme Parks

Walt Disney became interested in building a theme park early on, around 1950, after taking his family to a park he thought was an ideal vacation spot for children and their parents to enjoy each other’s company and have fun together. He did the research, put the plan into action, and the rest is history. Here is the story of Walt Disney’s theme parks located around the globe.

Walt Disney's Life

Walt Disney: Later Years

Walt Disney was a heavy smoker for most of his life, beginning with his time in France in WWI. Because of this, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in his mid-60’s, and died from it shortly after turning 65. However, he was far from forgotten. Walt left a mark on the world that continues to this day. Here is the story of Walt Disney and the legacy he left that lives on to this day.

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