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Monday
Jan112016

The Futurism of Walt Disney

It has often been said that if you interview 20 people who knew Walt, you’d get 20 different Walt Disneys.
But what version of Walt is the most important: the Movie Mogul, the Artist, the Storyteller, the Benevolent Dictator, etc.? All are certainly fine candidates, but the most unique, the most impactful, and the most cohesive version of the man, is Walt Disney the Visionary Innovator. For all of his greatest achievements, as if plotted on a scatter chart, can be traced through his singular focus on innovation.  

Many a documentarian, with vast facilities & large production staff has tried to capture the “true” Walt Disney, with varying degrees of success (Walt: Man behind the Myth) or abject failure (The American Experience). And None of them — Not One — has managed to put on film exactly why 50 years after his death many of us are continually fascinated with or (in many cases) obsessed by this man.

UNTIL NOW.


Christian M Moran, has almost singlehandedly created The Greatest Documentary Ever Produced about Walt Disney.

As a Disney Historian myself with nearly 25 years of intensive study of both the Man and his Legacy, this is not a statement I make lightly. Furthermore, it is one that I’m more than willing (and mightily prepared) to defend.

But the film more than speaks for itself, and on a deeply personal level, Christian has, more than anything, captured MY Version of Walt Disney: the Dreamer and (most importantly) the Doer.

Christian,
I seriously cannot thank you enough for this.
 
Most Sincerely & Heartfelt,
—Joshua L Harris


For the rest of you,

Welcome to the Sixth Year of The E82 Project
The Year Everything Changes!

Wednesday
Jun062012

In Memorial

E82 is I am deeply impacted with the lost of Ray Bradbury today. Ray was the intersection of so many of my interests and endeavors. His prose to Science Fiction, his evolvement with the moralistic world of the Twilight Zone (of which I was an actual resident), his infectiously exuberant friendship with Walt Disney and ultimately his contributions to EPCOT Center are merely a small selection of his accomplishments.
Ray Bradbury was quite simply a beacon for the betterment of mankind.  He saw our potential and through his writings worked toward bringing it to reality and we are ALL the better for his existence.

RAY DOUGLAS BRADBURY
8.22.20   –   6.5.12 

Monday
Jul042011

American Vistas

When you work for a 365 Company and practically all of your holidays are on a time clock, after a decade or so you start thinking some really weird things. Things like: “I really don’t see myself celebrating Independence Day this year”. But, then I think about all the things that America has given me, and how thankful I am to be born in a country were Dreamers and Doers are celebrated equally. The biggest of all these was Walt Disney, “an American Original” who believe that a technology-driven Unified World of Tomorrow was “just a dream away.” So to celebrate the same spirit that created the Legacy of EPCOT, I’d like to present our first VISTA from across the lagoon.

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Designers Note: Usually I can’t tell how long I work on these, but considering I Started the whole process last minute at less than 48 hours ago I can say it took 18 hours to work on this one. (12 hours alone just to Vectorize the Pavilion!) And Yes, there are exactly 50 stars in the widescreen version.

 

To All People of All Nations
Happy Independence Day!

 

"TOMORROW will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life… What I will say now is just what most of us are probably thinking every day. I thank GOD and AMERICA for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of Tolerance, Democracy and Freedom."

-Walt Disney

 

America!
Spread your golden wings
Sail on freedom's wind, across the sky!

 

Sunday
Jul042010

The 234th Anniversary of Golden Dreams

 

"TOMORROW will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life… What I will say now is just what most of us are probably thinking every day. I thank GOD and AMERICA for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of Tolerance, Democracy and Freedom."-Walt Disney

 

America, spread your golden wings
Sail on freedom's wind, across the sky.”

 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY