Category: Disney

Disney Imagineering Theme Park Sound Design

Here are some audio and video clips showing how theme park sound is done.

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Tyrus Wong, ‘Bambi’ Production Designer, Dies at 106

Tyrus Wong, the Chinese-American artist who was the production designer of Disney’s classic feature Bambi (1942), passed away today at the age of 106.

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My Interview with the Los Angeles Times about working at Imagineering

My recent interview with the LA Times about Disney Imagineering.

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Imagining “Zootopia”

One of the things I liked about Zootopia was that it wasn't a reboot or sequel. I enjoyed the story that had many of the best classic Disney elements, but still seemed fresh. Here are stories, videos and art work that shows the artistic and technical work that went into this movie.

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New Software Can Actually Edit Actors’ Facial Expressions

FaceDirector can seamlessly blend several takes to create nuanced blends of emotions, potentially cutting down on the number of takes necessary in filming.

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Dali-Disney exhibition uses Virtual Reality

Visitors to a new exhibition at The Dali Museum won’t just be looking at art. They’ll be exploring a Dali painting in a three-dimensional world that turns art into an immersive experience.

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‘Lost’ Disney cartoon with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit found

The BFI National Archive and Walt Disney Animation Studios are pleased to announce the rediscovery of a rare, long-lost, Walt Disney animated film, Sleigh Bells (1928) featuring the first ever Disney character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a long-eared precursor to Mickey Mouse.

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Disney’s Augmented Reality Characters from Colored Drawings

Given the proliferation and popularity of digital devices, real-world activities like coloring can seem unexciting, and children become less engaged in them. Augmented reality holds unique potential to impact this situation by providing a bridge between real-world activities and digital enhancements.

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Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios

What has three letters, many aliases and is of major significance to the sound community? You guessed it: ADR aka Automated Dialog Replacement aka Additional Dialog Recording aka Dubbing aka Looping. All of these monikers are understood as the process of re-recording dialog that cannot be salvaged from a production. To make one thing clear, there is nothing automated about it. ADR is an art.

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Glen Keane ‘drawing sculptures’ in virtual reality with Tilt Brush

"I can put goggles on and I just step into the paper and now I'm drawing in it," Keane says. "Today, all the rules have changed."

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