These were the first U.S. Government contracts awarded to Disney during World War 2 – and opened the floodgates for many other training pictures that consumed the studio for the duration.
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During World War II Walt Disney produced over 200 training films for various branches of the United States Military and other U.S. Government departments.
One of the unsung heroes of Disney’s WWII efforts is artist Henry “Hank” Porter who was a one man designer of many emblems and insignias during World War II.
During World War II, the British government designed a gas mask specifically for children which quickly became known as a “Mickey Mouse” gas mask. Here are the details of this.
By 1940, with financial pressures mounting at the studio, Walt Disney looked to Canada for new business to replace what was lost in Europe.
To understand why the Disney animation furniture is so revered, one has to look at Kem Weber’s earlier career and the design movements that influenced him.
Most are unaware that Walt Disney had the most optimal animation furniture designed for use at the new studio he was building in 1939.
These are points of interest that I either came across in my research or thought more about in regards to my own experiences exploring the Studio lot.
The first agriculture film to be completed by Disney for the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs is, by far, one of the oddest the studio ever produced.