Coffee with Kurtti: WD Eye

Written by Keith Gluck. Posted in Coffee With Kurtti, Disney, Disney History, Keith Gluck, Podcasts


Published on July 18, 2013 at 12:01 am with 4 Comments

In Episode 8 of Coffee with Kurtti we reflect on our in-person recording failure, how fun the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet was, the Saving Mr. Banks trailer, and a little-known Disney employee periodical Jeff worked on called WD Eye. Below is a paraphrased excerpt from my conversation with Jeff Kurtti.

Jeff Kurtti:
Here we are, not in person.

Keith Gluck: I feel like we should point that out early on in this episode, because we promised these great things like an in-person episode at the Mouse Meet.

Jeff Kurtti: The unfortunate thing about the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet is that the evil Don Morin—

Keith Gluck: (laughs)

Jeff Kurtti:—who runs the whole enterprise… he is going to squeeze every drop of attendee time out of you that he possibly can. Which to tell you the truth, I have to give him much and mighty credit for.

Keith Gluck: Don definitely does a good job. Mouse Meet failure aside, the Saving Mr. Banks trailer just came out. We talked about that film during Coffee with Kurtti #1.

Jeff Kurtti: The trailer looks great, the production value looks great. The casting looks just handsome and wonderful. The hard thing from a fan standpoint is, nobody is ever going to be Walt Disney.

Keith Gluck: Right.

Jeff Kurtti: Tom Hanks, he’s just Tom Hanks.

After we talk Saving Mr. Banks for a bit, Jeff goes on to share a lot of great stories about what it was like to work on the magazine WD Eye. He also shares one the greatest magazine covers EVER, which I will now share with you. Enjoy!


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Keith Gluck writes for and volunteers at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. He also runs a Disney blog called, and travels to Disney Parks as often as he can. A fan of many facets of The Disney Company, Keith's main interest is the life and legacy of Walt Disney. For questions/comments, or to request a certain topic be covered, please send an email to: [email protected] Twitter: @DisneyProject Facebook:

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  1. Fantastic show guys! Loved the info about the WDEye and thank you for the Old Kids On The Block image! Wow! These shows are amazing and I always look forward to them.

  2. I appreciate the shout-outs. Where do I send the over-sized cardboard check?

    • We’re only set-up to take cash I’m afraid.