SpacerMarc Davis: In His Own Words (Panel/Book Signing)

Marc Davis: In His Own Words (Panel/Book Signing)

Marc Davis: In His Own Words (Panel/Book Signing)
September 21, 2019
Sep 21, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

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Animation fans do not miss out! Author Christopher Merritt along with Vanessa Hunt will be in the gallery to sign the newly released book Marc Davis: In His Own Words about the legendary Disney animator / imagineer. He will be giving a special 1 hour presentation on the making of the book. 

1:00 - 2:00pm slide show presentation
2:00 - 3:00pm signing

*Books not purchased from our shop will be subject to a $10 signing fee.


On February 16, 1962, senior animator Marc Davis officially transitioned from Walt Disney Feature Animation to a new division of the company: WED Enterprises, the group assembled to design Walt's new theme park. The move would be a significant one. After thirty-plus years animating classic Disney features, Marc would become one of the most renowned of Walt Disney's new breed of employee-Imagineers.

During Marc's time with WED (later Walt Disney Imagineering), he would become a driving force behind the designs of many of the most iconic attractions at the Disney theme parks. Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, it's a small world, Jungle Cruise, Country Bear Jamboree, and many others feature environments and storylines that were heavily influenced by his conceptual artwork.
Featuring work from the sixties through the eighties, this two-volume set includes more than 1,500 pieces from the Imagineering archives, the vast majority of which have never been published. In addition, for the first time Marc's design theories as well as many of his stories of working with Walt are featured in his own words as recorded during hours upon hours of interviews by author Chris Merritt.
Marc Davis-In His Own Words is a treasure trove for artists, students, and Disney collectors around the world.