Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Fulfills a Years-Long Promise

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More than five years ago, Walt Disney Imagineering’s creative director Kevin Rafferty made a promise to Marty Sklar, his former Imagineering boss, mentor and long-time friend. “I promised Marty years ago that I was going to come up with an original attraction with an original song that was centered around Mickey Mouse,” Rafferty said. “And every time I saw Marty after that, he’d always ask me, ‘How’s that new attraction coming?’” On March 4, 2020, Rafferty made good on that promise.
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“The Art of Disney Costuming” Explores the Fascinating World of Wardrobing

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The Disney Editions book "The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains and Spaces Between," by Jeff Kurtti and the Walt Disney Archives staff, takes a deep dive into the heretofore unexplored world of the costumes that permeate Disney’s expansive world. What we learn is that costumes aren’t just set pieces, but are true works of art that embellish each character's role.
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D23 Expo: Celebrating 50 Years with the Haunted Mansion

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Our series on panels from the D23 Expo continues as they brought together a number of Imagineers and notables to celebrate the Haunted Mansion’s 50th Anniversary. Hosted by Imagineer and Story Editor Kevin Lively, the panel led off with Daniel Joseph, a senior special effects and illusion designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, who talked about the … Continue reading "D23 Expo: Celebrating 50 Years with the Haunted Mansion"
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