Disney History Institute Podcast

Disney History Institute Podcast

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

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May 10, 2021 36 min

The story of Ruth Shellhorn, the first female designer of Disneyland, and Jack and Bill Evans, exotic plant specialists, who, through conflict and frustration, struggled to finish Disneyland before its grand opening.  Part Two.

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The story of how the pandemic closed the Disneyland resort for over thirteen months and a full report of its reopening day.  

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The story of Ruth Shellhorn, the first female designer of Disneyland, and Jack and Bill Evans, exotic plant specialists, who, through conflict and frustration, struggled to finish Disneyland before its grand opening.

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Universal Hollywood reopens after a thirteen-month closure. And other large changes to theme parks in California and Florida.

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April 12, 2021 39 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 Nine - WED at Sonora.

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April 5, 2021 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 Eight - The Turning Point.

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April 2, 2021 17 min

As the California parks remain closed, we're dialing back to happier times. If you've ever wondered what the first Easter was like at Disneyland--and what could go wrong--you'll find out on today's episode.

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March 28, 2021 42 min

The nuances of the recently announced Disneyland Expansion and how this may re-shape the Disneyland Resort in years to come.

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What will Disneyland be like when it re-opens next month? And how will the Disney parks in California operate under different guidelines than those in Florida?

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March 14, 2021 48 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 Seven - Disney Goes to the Fair.

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Walt Disney and Art Linkletter. They worked together. They traveled together. They lived in the same neighborhood. They shared each other's dreams. As told by Art Linkletter.

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The update for the week of March 1, 2021. A discussion as to how the evolving problems stemming from the pandemic continue to change Disney films, parks, and other experiences.

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The story of how Disney's relationship with ABC exploded in the late 1950s, nearly creating a new Disney park just north of Miami. Part Three.

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The story of how Disney's relationship with ABC exploded in the late 1950s, nearly creating a new Disney park just north of Miami. Part Two.

 

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The story of how Disney's relationship with ABC exploded in the late 1950s, nearly creating a new Disney park just north of Miami.

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The update for the week of February 1, 2021.  How the pandemic continues to change Disney films, parks, and other experiences.

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January 25, 2021 56 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 Six - Disneyland in the 1950s.

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The update for the week of January 17, 2021.  An exploration of how changes to the American theme parks will drastically remake a Disney vacations once the California and Florida resorts fully reopen.  

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The story of a never-built second park at the Disneyland resort, designed during Walt's lifetime.  

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In the longest and most detailed update yet, this episode explores models for where the pandemic will likely take us in the first half of 2021, in terms of Disney films and theme parks.

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