You may not have heard of Jimmy MacDonald, but you’ve certainly heard his voice and the sound effects he created. Learn more about his rich Disney career here!
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Rolly Crump is a former Disney Imagineer who has had a long and storied career with the company. Named a Disney Legend, he has worked on everything from cartoon animation to theme park design. Many of his designs can still be found at Disneyland in CA and at EPCOT in FL. This is the story of Rolly Crump.
Lanny Smoot is an Imagineer at The Walt Disney Company, where he has worked for the past twenty-two years. He has an impressive one hundred patents and applications to his credit and is still inventing new things. If you’ve been to a Disney park, you’ve probably enjoyed his incredible work. This is his exciting story.
Alice Davis was born to be an artist—and she’d go on to become an iconic designer for much of Disney’s wardrobe. Learn about her life and accomplishments here.
Performing was Betty Taylor’s passion. She had a long, wonderful career on stage at Disneyland—and you can learn all about it here!
Herb Ryman was an artist for the Disney Company, as well as an artist with other movie studios, and a talented independent artist. His lengthy career includes design work on some of the most popular movies of Hollywood's Golden Age, as well as being a sought after artist for private collectors. This is his interesting story.
Bill Evans was a landscape designer and architect at the Disney theme parks for more than forty years. Even after retirement, he offered his freelance services to the company. Every Disney park in the world has at least some of his work in it. This is the story of this remarkable and talented man who is so admired.
He was an animator, stop motion designer, and Imagineer for the Walt Disney Company. In fact, he was hired by the company at age 18, while still an art school student, and made his entire career with the company. He eventually became a Disney Legend. Here is his intriguing and unique story.
Dick Van Dyke didn’t have many Disney roles—but his biggest was among the most iconic movies ever made. Learn more about his life here!
From Navy admiral to Disney magic, Joe Fowler’s story is a fascinating story of creativity and hard work. Read this to see how he brought Disneyland to life.