Growing Up Disney
- Date: 09/26/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Location: Library
409 Fourth Ave.
Longmont, Colorado 80501
- Laurie Algar, daughter of James Algar, an animator who worked with Walk Disney for 43 years, presents a highly entertaining evening filled with vintage photos from her Disney childhood, original animation model sheets, memos from Walt Disney, videos from the Academy Awards, Disney memorabilia and personal letters written by her father during the creation of Snow White, Fantasia, Bambi and the True Life Adventures among many others.
- Laurie demonstrates that she inherited her father’s talent for storytelling as she recounts his journey from Disney animator to Director of Sorcerer’s Apprentice in "Fantasia" and "Bambi" among many other beloved Disney favorites. Algar went on to produce, direct and write Disney’s acclaimed nature series, "The True Life Adventures." which won eight Academy Awards for the Studio. He was involved in numerous Disney Wonderful World of Color television shows, park attractions (American the Beautiful, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and Hall of Presidents), and films until his retirement.
- James Algar was inducted in the Disney Legends plaza in 1998 and shares his plaque next to Roy Disney, Jr.
- Laurie’s talk is filled with personal family items never before seen by the public and includes a prescient exchange of letters between a teen-aged George Lucas and her father as they arrange a meeting and tour of the Studio back in the early 1960’s!
- This program is aimed at adults, but children over age 10 may be interested as well.
- Can't attend? This program may be streamed live online, courtesy of the Longmont Observer. You can view these livestreams on the Longmont Observer website and on its Facebook page. The program may also be recorded and available on our Watch Recent Programs page.
- Registration is required and will open on Monday, August 26 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.