Thursday, December 15, 2011

In Memorium

Forty five years ago today one of  if not the most influential men of the past 100 years passed away and his influence is still felt in the work being done at his own studio and others, even in my own work. Imagine our world had Walt not been born or not found his passion, how would we have dealt with the dark days of World War II and beyond? Who would have inspired the rest of us, inspired George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and John Lasseter just to name a few?

I've had this photo for a while now and thought it would be fitting to share today, unfortunately it isn't terribly in focus. The news snipe reads:

Springfield, Ill., Nov. 19 1963.  DISNEY TELLS OF LINCOLN FIGURE - Walt Disney, center, arms folded, said Tuesday at a news conference he staked his reputation that an animated figure of Abraham Lincoln he created for the Illinois exhibit at the New York World's Fair would be dignified.

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