Mousetalgia Podcast 405: Conversations with Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar

Written by Jeff Baham. Posted in Disney, Disney History, Disney Parks, Disneyland Resort, Mousetalgia, Podcasts, Shanghai Disney Resort, Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Published on July 25, 2016 at 12:01 am with No Comments

Listen to our exclusive interviews with WED Imagineers Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar in this episode of Mousetalgia, in our continuing coverage of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. Gurr and Sklar both worked directly with Walt Disney for many years and provide great stories and insight about the man who shaped modern themed entertainment for generations. Bob Gurr talks about his innovative Omnimover ride vehicle and discusses his impressions of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, while Marty Sklar offers his impressions of Shanghai Disneyland, which he calls the finest Disney park ever built. Gurr also takes us on a brief trip through Disneyland, and Sklar talks about writing as the voice of Walt Disney himself, and discusses how Walt built WED from his best artists. Plus – Team Mousetalgia builds a fantasy fan convention; a listener visits Walt’s Barn on Disneyland’s birthday; Disney artist Stacia Martin speaks about the Disney Gallery – and more.

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