August 16, 2012
D23's Destination D by Matt Myers
This past weekend D23 held an event called
Destination D. During the event we saw some amazing panels. The
first day was check in day. We checked in at Disneyland hotel, which
is where the event was taking place and by day one of the event,
Saturday August 11th, I was in store for some amazing
The first panel gave a history of Walt Disney's Nine
Old Men. During the presentation they discussed how different
animators approached making movies and it was great hearing some
people who knew Walt Disney talk about him. They all pointed out
that he preferred to be called Walt instead of Walt Disney.
The second session, Roy E. Disney and the second
Golden Age of Animation was awesome! Roy Patrick Disney talked about
his dad with a few other people who know Roy E. After dinner that
night we got to watch Dick Van Dyke which was a great concert!
The second day of the event was about Snow White and
how the film started the magic of the Disney animation. We were able
to see some rare footage of the film which was really cool. The
whole event was amazing and we even got to learn how to draw with
some animators and hear from people like Bill Farmer (voice of
Goofy) talk about what it's like to be the voice of an animated
Overall, the event was amazing and I loved it!