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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bob Gurr

Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares the fantastic stories of his life.

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.29: Parallel Genius – Walt Disney and Kelly Johnson

Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 2014, so here we go. While folding newspapers for my Studio City California Hollywood Citizens-News paper route in 1944, a screaming roar approached me. A jet plane, the...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.19 – 1954 Cars, Clubs and Concours

Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 1954, so here we go. Starting in 1951 I wrote and illustrated a few books with Dan Post, a close friend of Walt Disney's zany animator Ward Kimball. Both were...

Design: Those were the Times No. 13 – 1955 Surviving Toxic Living

Disney legend, Bob Gurr, proves the point that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Or does it? Journey back to the toxic 1950's with a survivor of better living through chemistry. Today's Wheel of...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.25 – 1954 Disney Manufacturing 58 Creative Years

Esteemed Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares his recollections and pictures of what it was like in the dream factory known as the Walt Disney Studios Machine Shop.  Roger Broggie Sr. managed the place at...

Design: Those Were The Times No. 25 – Garner Holt Student Enrichment

Today's Wheel of Years has stopped at 2014, so here we go. The DESIGN: Those Were The Times story No. 25 published in MiceChat January 8, 2014 told of the transition of Disney's themed manufacturing operation...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.2 2009 Alaska

From time to time, Bob Gurr shares a past adventure with us. The destination and the year is up to fate. Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2009 in Alaska . . ....

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.23 1955 Arrow Development – Ed...

Today's Wheel of Years has stopped at 1955. Most Disneyland fans typically assume that all Disneyland attractions have always been designed by Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), and also manufactured and installed by Disney's own...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.9 2014 Amalfi and Pompeii

MiceChat's June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona in the autonomous Catalonia community of Spain. After a relaxing first day at sea, the...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.4, 2009 – Galapagos Islands

Of all the spectacular natural locations on planet earth, the Galapagos Islands are the most fascinating, mysterious, and educational. In May 2009 I enjoyed a week of exploring sea, land, and air filled with...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.8 – Disneyland’s Tragic Light Magic

Disney legend, Bob Gurr, knows how to tell a story. And today, he has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on a topic which is . . . well. . . a part...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.10 – 1956 Herb Ryman

We have a very special article from famed Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, today.  He has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on 1956 and his time with legendary Disney artist, Herb Ryman. You...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.12 Safari – Xigera

Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2014, so here we go. . . This is part three of a four part series about an African safari. Part one introduced Camp Banoka and described what a...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.26 1937 School Days – Then and Now

Beloved Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares his memories of school days past and compares them to today. We think you'll agree, this story is priceless.   Today's Wheel of Years has stopped at 1937, and off...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 20 – 1950 Sports Car Racing

Bob Gurr, race car fanatic?  That's right.  This Disney Legend was a speed racer way back in the day.  In fact today we set our time machine to 1950 and try to keep up...

Design Those Were The Times #4: 1951 Ward Kimball’s Fire Engine, My Fire Engine...

The Wheel of Years has been sent spinning and when the clicking stops, the red arrow will point to a year - that's where we'll start. The tale can flow forward or backward, flow...

The Season Pass Bob Gurr Podcast Collection

If you listened to the last MiceChat Podcast, you heard us talk a lot about legendary Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, who recently started a new column on MiceChat. Doug informed us that he has...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.18 WONDER-Full Christmas

Where to go for the Holidays? Take a cruise with me on the Disney Wonder. This time of year the Wonder is…well, WONDER-Full as she's all decked out in her Christmas finery and filled...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.2 – Meet Roger Broggie Sr.

Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 1954, so here we go. Shortly after I began making design sketches at home for Disneyland's Autopia Car, I received an early Saturday morning call; "Gurr, do you draft?" - sleepily...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 3 – The Red Car Diaries

The Wheel of Years will be sent spinning and when the clicking stops, the red arrow will point to a year - that's where we'll start. The tale can flow forward or backward, flow...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.11 – 1969 Walt Disney World Tram Design

Disney legend Bob Gurr is famous for making things move. He invented the Autopia, Monorail, Main Street Vehicles, and at least one behemoth . Today, he has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on a...

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