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Foundations of Magic
A look at the influences that built the Magic
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Sheila Hagen, editor
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Learn about the people and history that helped build the Magic.

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Table of Contents

5/31/05 Thurl Ravenscroft – Sheila looks back on the life of one of the voices of Disneyland.

5/12/05 Joe Grant – Sheila reflects on the passing of one of Disney's animation legends.

9/14/04 Frank Thomas – Sheila looks back on the life and career of Frank Thomas, one of the true foundations of Disney magic.

7/14/04 Sam McKim – Sam McKim died last Friday, and Sheila looks back over his legacy with Disney.

2/10/04 John Hench – Sheila looks back over the remarkable career of John Hench, passed away last week.

1/19/04 Roy Disney at NFFC – Sheila Hagen reports on Roy Disney's appearance at this weekend's NFFC convention in Anaheim.

11/6/03 Wartime Animation – Sheila Hagen and Shoshana Lewin attend a special event at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on the role animation played in World War II.

10/22/03 Walt Disney Concert Hall – The ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Los Angeles cultural landmark, and a feather in the Disney family cap.

10/1/03 Buddy Baker Tribute – The rundown of a tribute to a Disney legend at USC.

1/27/03 David Mumford Memorial – The Disney Company loses a great young Imagineer.

1/16/03 The Masters of Disney, Part II – Sheila looks back on Ward Kimball.

1/9/03 The Masters of Disney, Part I – Sheila looks back on Tex Henson, David Swift, Chuck Jones, and Buddy Baker.


The Foundations of Magic (formerly Architects of Magic) column looks at the important building blocks that formed the basis of Walt Disney's dream, and includes a look at Disney history, Disney lore, and important Disney individuals—particularly Imagineers and artists—who made significant contributions to Walt Disney's dream.

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