Thank You, Walt Disney

Posted March 30, 2011 by Trader Sam

The non-profit organization Thank You Walt Disney, Inc. is in the midst of saving and restoring Walt’s Laugh-O-Gram studio, originally scheduled for demolition. Thankfully, the Kansas City building was saved.

We will restore Walt’s studio to its original 1922 condition, telling his inspiring story. We will build an animation lab for future generations to study the art of animation; construct a small theater for films and lectures; and tell the story of the life and work of the world’s greatest filmmaker and theme park designer.

Lon Davis, Director of Marketing, recently contacted me about donating something for one of the upcoming biannual fund-raising events. Since a lot of my work is digital, I offered to do an original painting to put up for auction. “A Private Evening with Mickey and Donald” (May) is too soon for what I have planned, but the “Haunted Mansion Costume Ball” (October) would give me ample time . . . and it’s right up my alley. We’ll see if the idea floats.

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