Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Disney Treatment: Walt's Versions of Classic Stories

On Saturday, May 19, two-time Academy Award®-winning director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) sat before a packed house at The Walt Disney Family Museum and discussed many of the stories Walt Disney adapted for the big screen. Author and Disney Historian Jeff Kurtti was on hand to moderate, and together the two speakers gave the audience fascinating insight into some of the movies many of us grew up watching.

Brad Bird, me fresh from a softball game that ran long, and Jeff Kurtti
Photo by Andi Wang, courtesy The Walt Disney Family Museum

Early on in the program Brad said to us, “Looking back on the legacy of Walt Disney is the gift that keeps on giving.” What a great way to start things off. This presentation was my first assignment as an official contributor to Storyboard, the Walt Disney Family Museum's Blog. Because of that, I'm afraid I am going to have to redirect you there now to read the rest of my recap. But I promise you, it's worth the click!

Please keep an eye on Storyboard for not only my upcoming contributions, but many wonderful articles about the greatest creative genius of all time, Mr. Walt Disney.


  1. Very nice!! Wish I could have been there, too.

  2. Thank you Sally! I'm very fortunate that the Museum was placed into my backyard. :)