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[16 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Archives Founder Dave Smith Dies at Age 78

The Walt Disney Company has announced that Walt Disney Archive founder and Disney Legend Dave Smith died on February 15, 2019 at the age of 78.
Dave spent four decades working at The Walt Disney Company, preserving the history of Disney films, television, theme parks, and more.
In a statement, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said: “I’m deeply saddened to learn of Dave Smith’s passing. He was the unsung hero of Disney’s history who, as our first archivist, spent 40 years rescuing countless documents and artifacts from obscurity, investing endless hours …

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[4 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend Tony Baxter Honored with a Window on Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A.

Disney Legend Tony Baxter was honored for his contributions with a window on Main Street U.S.A . at Disneyland last week.
The window unveiling ceremony was hosted by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs, Walt Disney Imagineering Chief Creative Executive Bruce Vaughn, and Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier. Friends, family, and other Disney Legends were also on hand for the ceremony.
The window is located above the Main Street Magic Shop and states: Main Street Marvels, Tony Baxter, Inventor, “Imagination is in the Heart of our Creations.” The last line …

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[26 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend Mel Shaw Passes Away at 97

Dubbed a “Disney Legend” in 2004, visual animator, story man and development artist Mel Shaw passed away at 97.
Personally recruited by Walt Disney himself, Shaw contributed to several early classic Disney films including Fantasia, Bambi and The Wind in the Willows. His career with Disney was put on hold during the second World War, where he served as a filmmaker and cartoonist. After the war, he returned to work for Disney offering invaluable knowledge and expertise during the making of The Rescuers, The Fox and the Hound, The Great Mouse Detective, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.
Shaw …