Fun Find Friday
August 14, 2015
Location: Toontown, Disneyland
Disney always does a great job of honoring its past
in the most subtle ways. Back in 1970 when Dave Smith was brought
into the company as its first archivist, it resulted in the Walt
Disney Studios being the first major Hollywood studio to actually
create their own archives. Due to this love of the past, today we
are going to be taking a look at one of the tributes to the Disney
company before it was even founded!
If you take a look at the Library in the back of
Toontown you may notice two windows with writing upon them on the
top right corner. The two windows read:
"Laugh-O-gram Films, Inc. A reel of Fun" and
"Laugh-O-gram Films, Inc. W.E. Disney Directing Animator"
So what do these two windows symbolize and how does
this connect us with to Disney's early years? From 1921 through
1923Walt, and his long time friend and collaborator Ub Iwerks
created the Laugh-O-Gram Studios where they produced some mediocre
short animated films. Eventually the store closed up shop and was
recreated as The Walt Disney Company!
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