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Interview with Don Hahn and Peter Schneider
Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello and this is show #160 for the week of March 7, 2010.
With the Academy Awards having honored the very best in the film-making industry recently, it’s appropriate that this week I’m joined by two legends of Disney feature film animation. Don Hahn, animator, director and producer of such films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King talks with me about his career at Disney including being trained by Disney’s Nine Old Men, creating Roger Rabbit, and his hand in the renaissance of Disney animation that began in the mid-80’s. We also talk about his newest project, Waking Sleeping Beauty, a documentary chronicling and celebrating that time, and one that he produced with my next guest, Peter Schneider. The former President of the Walt Disney Studios talks about the rise and fall of animation during Disney’s second golden age, as well as working with people like Michael Eisner, John Lasseter, Roy Disney and Jeffrey Katzenberg. We discuss the new film and how it tells the stories never before told, from the creative minds that actually lived it.
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