I’m so excited about something! Back in 1997 I interviewed Marc and Alice Davis. True Disney royalty! The first film Marc got to animate on was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He went on to design such characters as Tinker Bell and Cruella DeVille, and he designed some of the most iconic scenes in the Disney attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s a small world, and Jungle Cruise! His wife Alice was a costume designer who worked on small world, Pirates and Carousel of Progress.
The first interview I ever did was with Marc and Alice. I never intended for it to be heard by the public. The tape recorder I used was old and bad quality to begin with, and over the years, the quality of the cassette tape deteriorated to the point that it was so hard to hear.
My friend Don Dorsey is an audio whiz and he cleaned up the interview and so can really hear what they’re saying! Alice talks about how she met Walt Disney and got her job working for him, Marc talks about creating Tinker Bell and a hilarious moment he had with Walt on the Jungle Cruise! I’m so excited to have these interviews preserved in my Mouse Clubhouse library, and I look forward to sharing them with you in the future.
Don himself has a very impressive Disney background, working in audio. He even performed the music for many of the floats for Disneyland’s Main Street Electrical Parade. Don was also the creative director of the great Epcot show, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, and I’ve got a great interview with Don all about it! I’ll also post another interview with Don in the future, where he discusses his early days with Disney and working with another remarkable Disney Legend, Jack Wagner.
I’m so grateful to Don for his work on my Marc and Alice Davis interview!