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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Designing Disneyland the Marc Davis Way

By Keith Mahne




Marc Davis, one of Walt Disney’s “nine old men,” was involved creatively in most facets of the Disney story during his amazing 43 year career with the Studio. A recipient of the Disney Legend Award, he began in animation on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, continued in animated films into the early ’60s, and was a Directing Animator on most of the classic cartoon features we have all grown to love. In 1961, Walt Disney asked Marc to join his Imagineering team to lend his considerable designing experience to the expansion of a still youthful Disneyland. The "E" Ticket magazine had the privilege of spending a fascinating afternoon with both Marc and his wife Alice Davis (who is an accomplished Disney veteran in her own right) back in 1989. Let's take a look at that incredible interview where Marc shared his many personal memories and details from the golden era of Disney...