Sunday, June 4, 2017

Walt Disney comes to the Valley


I love this cover illustration from Valley Progress magazine, October 1939.
The Disney characters look in their prime, as they announce a brand-new home for them in Burbank.
The studio complex was still under construction, and it is fascinating to read about the planning of the buildings that would become the main hub for the relatively young Disney organization.
And how lucky for me to have had the opportunity to start my animation career in this animation building.

I just realized that these scans originate from Animation Resources:


  1. I got to visit the studio lot back in 2015 (the same week I met you at CTN, Andreas).
    Going around the old building was weird, because it still LOOKED just like it did in The Reluctant Dragon, but the purpose it was built for was long gone.