Walt Disney Imagineers

The vision and showmanship of Walt Disney has touched more corners of the world and hearts through his many films and theme parks. Since opening his first park "Disneyland" on July 17, 1955, Walt and his team of dream makers known as "Imagineers" have created many theme parks around the world.

The SoundWorks Collection pulls back the curtain on the talented Imagineers who are responsible for the sounds and music of the Walt Disney theme park properties. In our exclusive video profile we explore the history and role of the audio team as they share their stories and creative challenges. We also take a visit through the original John James "Jimmy" MacDonald sound effects collection, which explores some of the classic Disney sound effects.

"Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world." - Walt Disney


Synopsis

Walt Disney Imagineering (also known as WDI or simply Imagineering) is the design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company, responsible for the creation and construction of Disney theme parks worldwide. Founded by Walt Disney in 1952 to oversee the production of Disneyland Park, it was originally known as WED Enterprises, from the initials Walter Elias Disney. Imagineering is responsible for designing and building Disney theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, and other entertainment venues at all levels of project development. Imagineers possess a broad range of skills and talents, and thus over 140 different job titles fall under the banner of Imagineering, including illustrators, architects, engineers, lighting designers, show writers, graphic designers, and many more.

Sound Credits

John Dennis Director Of Music Production
Greg Lhotka Chief Engineering Sound Mix Principal
Robbin Broad Media Design Principal
Joe Herrington Media Design Principal
Glenn Barker Media Design Principal

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