Disney History Institute Podcast
By Disney History Institute
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The Disney History Institute Podcast explores the history of animation and early cinematic amusement parks.
||CleanDHI 046 - Screenwriting with Walt||The story of Larry Watkin, the lead Disney screenwriter in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 045 - The Secret History of The Sweatbox||In the 1930s, artists saw "The Sweatbox" as the practice that pushed Disney's animation beyond work produced by rival studios.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 044 - X Atencio & The Path of the Imagineer||Pirates of the Caribbean. Haunted Mansion. Adventure Thru Inner Space. These are a few of the attractions that X Atencio helped create. The surprising story of his career, from animation to Imagineering, on the DHI...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 043 - Adventures in Color - Part 2||In 1932, the Technicolor Corporation created a unique process system to present full-color presentations using images captured only on black-and-white film. Instead of looking to one of the major studios to premiere their full-color process,...||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 042 - Adventures in Color - Part 1||In 1932, the Technicolor Corporation created a unique process system to present full-color presentations using images captured only on black-and-white film. Instead of looking to one of the major studios to premiere their full-color process,...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 041 - The Road to Pandora - Part 2||The story of how the Walt Disney Company finally built Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 040 - The Road to Pandora - Part 1||The story of how the Walt Disney Company finally built Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 039 - Women on a Wire Part 3||Two final stories about the wire - The Mechanical Pixie & Flight Comes to Florida||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 038 - Women on a Wire Part 2||Stories from women who rode the wire as Tinkerbell--featuring Mimi Zerbini.||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 037 - Women on a Wire - Part 1||The Story of Tiny Kline||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 036 - Bill Sullivan and the Early Days of Disneyland||Disney Legend, Bill Sullivan tells stories of the early days of Disneyland.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 035 - Project Spring||In the early 1960s, Walt Disney explored building a tourist attraction in Monterey, California. The story of that never-built project on the DHI Podcast.||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 034 - Project Satellite||Five years after Disneyland opened, Walt explored building a series of micro parks across the country, parks roughly three to four acres in size and filled with Fantasyland-style attractions for kids. The story of these never-built micro parks, known...||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 033 - First Christmas at Disneyland||The story of Disneyland's first Christmas.||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 032 - The Bible Storyland Fiasco||In 1960, when two ex-Disneyland designers tried to develop a massive theme park just east of Disneyland, local ministers and rabbis attempted to shut them down.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 031 - Ward Kimball and the Making of Snow White||The making of Snow White--from the perspective of lead Disney animator, Ward Kimball.||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 030 - The Yippie Invasion of Disneyland Part 3||> August 6, 1970 – One of the most famous days in the history of Disneyland, the day the Yippie Movement invaded the park. The ideals of post-war conformity and consumerism set against the activism of America’s...||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 029 - The Yippie Invasion of Disneyland Part 2||> August 6, 1970 – One of the most famous days in the history of Disneyland, the day the Yippie Movement invaded the park. The ideals of post-war conformity and consumerism set against the activism of America’s...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 028 - The Yippie Invasion of Disneyland Part 1||August 6, 1970 – One of the most famous days in the history of Disneyland, the day the Yippie Movement invaded the park. The ideals of post-war conformity and consumerism set against the activism of America’s counterculture. With concerns of guest..||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 027 - The History of It's a Small World - Part Three||The History of It's A Small World. // Part Three: California and Beyond.||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 026 - The History of It's a Small World - Part Two||The History of It's A Small World. // Part Two: The Music and the Fair.||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 025 - The History of It's a Small World - Part One||The History of It's A Small World. // Part One: The Designers.||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 024 - Ruth Shellhorn, The First Female Designer of Disneyland||In 1955, there was only one female designer who walked the site each week with Walt while Disneyland was being built. Her name, Ruth Shellhorn, a landscape architect who designed large sections of the park. On this episode of the DHI...||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 023 - Disneyland In Palm Beach Gardens - Part Two||In 1959, Walt Disney made a handshake agreement to build a second Disneyland in Florida--not in Orlando but in Palm Beach Gardens, an hour north of Miami.||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 022 - Disneyland In Palm Beach Gardens - Part One||In 1959, Walt Disney made a handshake agreement to build a second Disneyland in Florida--not in Orlando but in Palm Beach Gardens, an hour north of Miami.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 021 - The Missing Windows of Main Street Part 2||The Mystery of Bob Mattey's Missing Window||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 020 - The Missing Windows of Main Street Part 1||The story of Nat Winecoff's missing window.||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 019 - The Mysterious CV Wood and the Origins of Disneyland||DHI 019 - The Mysterious CV Wood and the Origins of Disneyland The first chapter from THREE YEARS IN WONDERLAND that introduces the most mysterious man in the history of Disneyland.||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI Special - Disney-MGM Studio Backlot Part 4||In the 1980s, Disney designed a massive entertainment complex and studio tour for Burbank...but never built it.||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI Special - Disney-MGM Studio Backlot Part 3||In the 1980s, Disney designed a massive entertainment complex and studio tour for Burbank...but never built it.||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 018 - The Jack Lindquist Story: Disneyland in the 1950s||The story of how Disneyland's first advertising manager transformed the amusements industry forever.||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI Special - Disney-MGM Studio Backlot Part 2||In the 1980s, Disney designed a massive entertainment complex and studio tour for Burbank...but never built it.||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI Special - Disney-MGM Studio Backlot Part 1||The story of a massive entertainment complex that Disney designed for Burbank but never built.||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 017 - Dateline Disneyland||1955 - To premiere his park, Walt Disney arranged for Disneyland’s grand opening to be broadcast on live TV—a show called “Dateline: Disneyland.” On the DHI Podcast, the never-before-told story of how this historic telecast...||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 016 - Secrets of Frontierland||Two stories from Frontierland: First, is the Golden Horseshoe Saloon a re-creation of the saloon in the western film Calamity Jane or a re-creation of the most famous burlesque girlie club in the world? Then, the story of a boat that Walt...||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 015 - The Frontierland That Never Was||In this podcast three things: Star Wars Land, a section of Disneyland that Walt created but never built, and the Frontierland that never was.||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 014 - Harriet Burns||The story of the first female Imagineer - with Bob Gurr, Rolly Crump and Blaine Gibson.||1/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 013 - Walt's Last New Year's||The story of Walt Disney's participation in the 1966 Rose Parade in Pasadena--the start of his final year.||1/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 012- Race and Culture at Disneyland||The forthcoming American Experience on Walt Disney has many interviews with men and women who worked with Walt Disney. But it also includes cultural critics whose commentary may not match a historical understanding of Walt.||8/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 011 - Pinto Colvig Story||So who was Pinto Colvig? The voice of Goofy, the voice of multiple dwarfs in Snow White, the voice of practical pig, a sound effects man, and an animator. One of my projects for this past year was to edit and introduce Pinto Colvig’s...||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 010 - Blaine Gibson||Earlier this month, Blaine Gibson, Disney animator and sculptor, passed away at the age of 97. I was lucky enough to interview Blaine multiple times. I’ve assembled this podcast as a tribute to him. I’ve...||7/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 009 - Walt at Christmastime||DHI 009 - Walt at Christmastime: a selection of Christmas letters written in the 1930s and 1940s by Walt and Roy Disney, most of them never before published. With Todd James Pierce and Paul F. Anderson.||12/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI - 008 Fess Parker||DHI historian, Todd James Pierce shares excerpts from an old (and surprising) interview with Fess Parker, the actor best-known for his role as Davy Crockett.||10/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 007 - DHI Mythbusters Edition - The Truth About The Petrified Tree||One of the oldest mysteries at Disneyland, finally solved!||10/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 006 The Penthouse Club||The story of the private penthouse club at the Disney studio, where in the 1940s and 1950s top animators used to relax a the top of the animation building.||10/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 005 - Walt's First Park Part 1||The never-before-told story of the first amusement complex that Walt Disney attempted to build. In 1938 and 1939, Hollywood Sports Garden was to be a massive 34-acre entertainment complex in the center of Los Angeles. This episode contains...||12/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 004 The Ghost and Yale Gracey||The Haunted Mansion that was never built. And a ghost--a real one--that Yale Gracey (the man who created spirits for the Mansion) saw as a boy.||10/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 003 - Walt's Field Day||The story of the most famous party in the history of animation - the 1938 Snow White wrap party.||9/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 002 - Beyond Lincoln: Walt’s Vision for Animatronics in 1965||Walt Disney's plans for audio-animatronics at the end of his life. Host: Todd James Pierce||7/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDHI 001 - Walt Disney and California Living||The story of Walt Disney's first attempt (in 1960) to open a second park in Anaheim. Host: Todd James Pierce||7/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Can't wait to hear more!
DHI has been an incredible resource for Disney history fans, and now they have their own podcast! Keep the legacy truthful. This is for fans of Walt, animation, and theme parks.
So very Excited About this Pocast!!!
Have followed the Blog for last year. We very excited to hear about the new Podcast. Keep up the good work. Can't get enough DIsney History!!!
No Nonsense !
I love this podcast !! It features well researched information presented in a very professional manner, I could not ask for more, so thank you DHI and keep up the great work.
Kenneth R. Siegel
The Disneyland Gazette