Marty Sklar had ‘the write stuff’ on many different Disney projects

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Walt Disney is seen during the recording of The Epcot Film. The script for the film was written by Marty Sklar. [The Walt Disney Company] Disney Legend Marty Sklar will always be remembered for his contributions to the company as the creative leader of Walt Disney Imagineering. It was his skill as a writer, however, … Continue reading "Marty Sklar had ‘the write stuff’ on many different Disney projects"
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Legendary Disney Animator and Imagineer Francis Xavier ‘X’ Atencio Passes Away at Age 98

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Legendary Disney Animator and Imagineer Francis Xavier 'X' Atencio passed away on September 10 at age 98. He began his Disney career in 1938 as an animator, working on films such as Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Mary Poppins. In 1965 he moved to WED Enterprises, where he helped bring to life attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion, including co-writing the iconic "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" and "Grim Grinning Ghosts." He continued to consult with Walt Disney Imagineering after his retirement in 1984, and was named a Disney Legend in 1996. AllEars.Net joins X's family and the entire Disney community in mourning his passing.
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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at 83

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Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. "Marty" Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday, July 27. He was 83. During an illustrious career spanning 54 years, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental in creating, enhancing and expanding Disney's creative vision. Named a Disney Legend in 2001, he is best remembered and revered by fans around the world for his work bringing Disney's theme parks to life.
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Imagineering’s Kevin Rafferty turned love of cars, fear of bugs into hit attractions

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Long-time Imagineer Kevin Rafferty poses for a photo while in attendance at a Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. [AllEars.Net] As the saying goes, you have to start somewhere. In the case of Card Walker, who was the Walt Disney Company’s CEO from 1971-1983, that “somewhere” was the mail room at the Walt Disney Studios in 1938. … Continue reading "Imagineering’s Kevin Rafferty turned love of cars, fear of bugs into hit attractions"
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Disney Legend Tony Baxter and Designer and Sculptor Terri Hardin to Appear at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn in April

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(Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday April 1, 2014): Disney Legend and Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Advisor Tony Baxter, and designer, sculptor and puppeteer Terri Hardin will be making an appearance at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn on Sunday, April 20, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Tony is a 47-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company. He … Continue reading "Disney Legend Tony Baxter and Designer and Sculptor Terri Hardin to Appear at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn in April"
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