Disney History Institute Podcast

Disney History Institute Podcast

The Disney History Institute Podcast--exploring the history of animation and of early cinematic amusement parks.... Show More

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October 19, 2020 36 min

In 1965, reporters in Orlando noticed that an unknown buyer was purchasing tens of thousands of acres south of town, a mystery that would consume the city for nearly a year.

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October 12, 2020 42 min

The story of John Hench, who worked for Disney from 1939 until 2004 and adapted the techniques of filmmaking to create theme park wonders around the world. Part Three - Hench, Walt, and Dali.

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An exploration of the current trouble in California and Florida.

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October 4, 2020 32 min

The story of John Hench, who worked for Disney from 1939 until 2004 and adapted the techniques of filmmaking to create theme park wonders around the world. Part Two - Disney and the War.

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September 28, 2020 35 min

The story of John Hench, who worked for Disney from 1939 until 2004 and adapted the techniques of filmmaking to create theme park wonders around the world.   Part One - Fantasia.

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The holidays will be different this year.

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Another wave of changes comes to the Florida resort.

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Changes come to California and the Disneyland Resort.

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August 23, 2020 42 min
For decades, Disney designers have looked beyond elements of sight and sound to create a richer film-like reality in theme park attractions. In this episode, we explore how Imagineers, starting in the 1950s, sought to incorporate aromas to present a richer experience in attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Soarin'.   Bandcamp: dhipodcast.bandcamp.com

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Disney had its earnings call this past week. What the numbers tell us about the future.

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A preview of things to come.

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Disney World has re-opened, but where will the resort be in three months? In this update we examine possibilities for how the resort might change in the days ahead.

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July 20, 2020 11 min

After our interview with Tom Nabbe on fishing at Disneyland in 1956, we explore how the same experience now exists at Disney World.

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What was it like to work at Disneyland during its first year, when Walt spent a good deal of time in the park? Tom Nabbe remembers the 1950s at Disneyland.

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Disney World has reopened with significant changes. On this update, the "New Normal" and what it means moving forward.

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Disney World prepares to re-open, as the situation in Florida continues to change.

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June 30, 2020 19 min

Naked animators.  Walt working out with an Olympic wrestler.  A social room for women at the studio.  What more could you want from a single episode.  Significantly updated and expanded. 

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Disneyland cancels its reopening. Will Disney World cancel as well?

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June 25, 2020 24 min

How do you design a town whose invented history is conveyed solely through its details? The answers on today's podcast.

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In Florida, Disney lays out plans for a reopening as infection rates around the resort rise and as the NBA presents details that reveal how 22 teams and hundreds of players will live on Disney property for months.

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