Disney-Designed Children’s Play Area Opens at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital

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The Disney Reef, a colorful, underwater-themed outdoor play area, has officially opened at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, England, where on June 6 it was revealed for the first time to patients and their families. The Disney Reef, positioned in the heart of the hospital, was designed by Walt Disney Imagineers, in collaboration … Continue reading "Disney-Designed Children’s Play Area Opens at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital"
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Imagineers Create the Most Advanced Audio-Animatronic

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Enjoy this amazing behind-the-scenes look at how Disney Imagineers designed the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figure in Imagineering history — the Shaman of Songs. Guests can encounter the Shaman of Songs inside Na’vi River Journey, after they board a boat and are whisked away on an immersive journey deep into a bioluminescent rainforest on Pandora. There, … Continue reading "Imagineers Create the Most Advanced Audio-Animatronic"
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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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