Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Window Wednesday!

Focused on the Magic

I found one!!

Big Top Theatrical Productions
Famous Since '55
Shows for World's Fairs and International Expositions
Claude Coats
Marc Davis 
(not pictured:)
John de Cuir
Bill Justice

These men were part of the exhibits at the New York World's Fair as well as helping to create and build Disneyland and Walt Disney World

Claude Coats - "Brother Claude" at the Haunted Mansion - helped Mr. Toad's and the Carousel of Progress among others. Named a Disney Legend in 1991.

Marc Davis - "Dear Departed Grandpa Marc" and one of Walt's 9 Old Men.  He helped with what seems like every attraction including Pirates of the Caribbean, Tiki Room, and Jungle Cruise.  His wife helped sew the costumes for Small World (another fact learned from a WDW Radio Podcast).  Disney Legend since 1989.

Bill Justice - Helped program many of the audio-animatronics around the parks, including Pirates and Country Bear Jamboree

John DeCuir - well, there were 2!  John DeCuir, Sr. was a longtime Hollywood Producer (Hello, Dolly!), but worked with Disney helping to design the original Space Pavilion at EPCOT.
John DeCuir, Jr - a longtime Imagineer worked on Hall of Presidents, resorts, World Showcase, and more!

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  1. Love the windows!

  2. again- very cool!! thanks for sharing!

  3. Awesome photo, I love learning about the different people who helps create WDW/DL

  4. Very cool. I didn't know Marc Davis's wife helped sew the Small World costumes! I love learning new Disney trivia. :)

    Christina ~ Disney in Our Blood

  5. I love your weekly Disney history lesson. :)

  6. You found another one! And I don't recognize it. Wher is this one located?