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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bob Gurr

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

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 No.7 – 1942 Living in Wartime What Was it...

Bob has once again spun the Wheel of Years and this time it has stopped at 1942. WAR! Just two months after the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, war began to take...

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...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.21 – Bob Spaced Out with Virgin Galactic

Up, up, and away! Bob visits Virgin Galactic and learns what it's like to reach for the stars.  He gets the royal treatment and tours their top secret facility. Today's Wheel of Years stopped at...

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...

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...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.6 2014 Barcelona

Disney Legend Bob Gurr spins the Wheel of Adventures and lands in Barcelona, Spain.   While joining the recent MiceChat Mediterranean Cruise he explored many corners of the ancient lands we visited and brings...

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...

Introducing Bob Gurr’s DESIGN: Those Were The Times

EDITORS NOTE: We are delighted to introduce you to a new MiceChat column from a name that almost all of you know, Bob Gurr. And if you aren't familiar with the name, you've absolutely...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.9 – 1943 WWII Middle School Goat Farmer

Bob Gurr, Disney Imagineering legend behind such attractions as the Monorail and Autopia, is back to spin the Wheel of Years for us once again. This time he takes us way back to his...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.16 1955 Early Disneyland Managers

Let's go back to early Disneyland history with Imagineering legend Bob Gurr as he takes us on a journey to the inaugural year of Walt's original Magic Kingdom. There are many unsung heroes responsible for...

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.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. 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.18 1946 Futuristic Cars Arrive

Bob Gurr was hired by Walt Disney to design the Autopia. It remains a Disney classic to this very day. We have a special treat today as Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares the story...

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.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.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.14 – 1959 Modern Air Travel

Let's go up, up and away with Disney Legend Bob Gurr as he takes us back to the Golden Age of Air Travel. Yes, there really was a time when folks dressed up to...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.15 Catastrophe Canyon EFX

Let's go way back in time with Disney Legend Bob Gurr as he takes us to that time of great music and terrible hair, 1987.  Disney was in the midst of creating their answer...