Disney Legends

Disney Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar Retires After 54 Years

On the same day Disneyland is celebrating its 54th birthday, Disney Imagineering legend, Marty Sklar, is retiring after 54 years of service. Marty was honored today prior to the park’s opening with the dedication of a new window on Main Street, U.S.A. He rites from the position of International Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering and leaves behind an incredible legacy.

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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar To Retire

Disney Legend and Walt Disney Imagineering Ambassador Marty Sklar announced in a letter to all Imagineers last Friday that he would be retiring from his current position of “international ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering” effective July 17. Marty’s retirement will mark the end of an era as he is one of the last Imagineers to know Walt Disney personally.

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The Walt Disney Family Museum To Debut This Fall

The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney will be brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum, scheduled to open in San Francisco in the fall of 2009. The Museum will illuminate Walt Disney’s tremendous successes, disappointments, and unyielding optimism as he pursued innovation and excellence while entertaining and enchanting generations worldwide through his pioneering ventures.

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Remembering the Man Behind the Magic – Walt Disney

If Walt Disney were alive, he'd be celebrating his 107th birthday today. The man who has brought magic to so many lives was born this day (December 5) in the year of 1901 and in the town of Chicago, Illinois. Even though he has been gone for almost 42 years now, he is...

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11 New Disney Legends Inducted by Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company inducted 11 new Disney Legends at a ceremony at the Burbank Walt Disney Studios yesterday. The Legends are chosen by a selection committee created by Roy E. Disney. The program honors gifted animators, Imagineers, songwriters, actors and...

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Disney Legend and Imagineer, Harriet Burns Dies

Harriet Burns, the first woman ever hired by Walt Disney Imagineering in a creative rather than an office capacity, has died at the age of 79. Her role as an attraction and product designer for Walt Disney Imagineering laid a path for the many talented women who...

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