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Terri Hardin has designed attractions as a Disney Imagineer from 1987-1997. She's also a Jim Henson Puppeteer and has worked on over 42 film and TV projects including Ghostbusters & Captain EO. She currently creates Disney collectables and plays a Foster Farms Chicken.
Many runners love to run the races at Disneyland and Walt Disney World for a multitude of reasons.  Some runners are there to go fast, get that personal record (PR) and possibly win a trophy. Some runners are there...
As you know, I just finished meeting and greeting a lot of you at Disneyland’s 60th Birthday event the Friday before last and doing sculpting demos at the Disneyana Fan Club show and sale the Sunday following. Thanks to...
This week we mourn the loss of yet another Disney great.  Mr. Blaine Gibson was one of the most amazing sculptors of our time. He was also an animator.  Blaine is responsible for a lot of the figures we...
Hello again, as promised in Part One of the Foster Farms Chickens story, I’ll share some photos to show you how the magic works in creating these whimsical commercials. Before we get started on the chickens, I’d like to share...
NEWS FLASH, THEY’RE BACK. Yes, the Foster Imposters return to TV June 8th so keep your eyes peeled. Please understand that these are West Coast commercials so if you live east of the Mississippi then you’ll have to be content with...
Amazing artist, Terri Hardin-Jackson, is creating a new work of art just for you. The piece is inspired by 60 years of Disneyland and celebrates each decade of your favorite park.  Terri is making the piece available for pre-order...
My pulse raced and my heart pounded as I, along with so many others, went online to see the second trailer for the new Star Wars Film. Many of you went to the Star Wars Celebration Apr. 16-19 and many...
I'm so excited to get this column to you today. There's a little bit of everything for you. I'll start with my thoughts on the closing of Captain EO at Epcot, then I'll share another tidbit on becoming an...
Hello folks. I know that a little bit of time has passed since my last article.  Well, it’s tax season. Enough said. One good thing about the delay is that it gave me time to answer a few of the...
What is contained in this article can apply to the pursuit of any job. For me, these were skills used for Imagineering. Many of you have continued to ask the question, “What are some of the practical steps to becoming...
Last time I spoke of determination and fighting for your dream. I also spoke of how negativity can tear at your soul if you allow it to get to you. Do you remember when we were kids and we’d...
Lots of questions are asked about being an Imagineer. What classes do I have to take? How do you apply? What’s the secret? Can you get me in? All of these are great questions, and I'd like to share the...
As I looked over the feedback from my Country Bear articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), I realized that I left a few things unexplained. Plus, there were a lot of specific questions about how these creatures work...
Have you been following along with the Country Bears movie story? If you are catching this one in the middle, I suggest that you take a moment to review Part One and Part Two first.  Now, on with the...
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! When last we chatted I ended by stating that I had just found out that I hadn’t been fired from the Country Bears Film. I also shared that it was the best Christmas present of...
I had been working with the Henson team for some time when the opportunity to work on the Country Bears film came about. Disney had contacted The Jim Henson Company to create the bears for the film and the suit...
As I mentioned last time, the Holidays always seem to be the time that folks give just a bit more to people who need it. Sure, it’s better to give year round, but I love the feeling this season...
With Halloween behind us and the holidays before us, I have to ask. . . How do we feel? The Holidays mean many different things to so many people. I’d like to think that for most of us its a...
Have you ever wanted to learn something from a person you admired and were met with a curt comment? Me too. I get so frustrated, as I love to learn. However, I find that when I ask someone to teach...
UPDATE: It’s Pumpkin season and I’m hip deep on my east coast tour. October 3rd. was the kick off as I was a featured guest at a fundraiser for the NO Bull Music Gala Charity Event in Springfield, Indiana to...