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WDW Radio Show #271 – Interview with Casey Jones (Disney Design Group Sr. Character Artist)

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #271 for the week of April 22, 2012. Happy Earth Day and Happy Anniversary Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

One of the things I enjoy sharing on the show are interviews with people whose work in the Disney Parks you may enjoy, but whose names you may not know. From Imagineers to artists. performers and more, each has their own journey and stories to share. This week, I want to introduce you to Casey Jones, a Senior Character Artist for the Disney Design Group. A former comic book artist for Marvel, he now helps to create some of our favorite icons and merchandise in the parks and Disney Cruise Line. From Vinymlations and the Park Starz series, to the Muppets and recent re-introduction of nostalgic items like the Little Orange Bird, Casey shares how these items came to be, from their concept to production. We also discuss Marvel and Disney, what’s coming to Star Wars Weekends, advice for others, what we think or would like to see come next (including Avatarland), food, and much more.

I’ll have the answer and winner for last week’s Walt Disney World Trivia Question of the Week, and pose a new one for your chance to win a Disney prize package.

I’ll then play more of your voicemails at the end of the show. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

Information and Links from This Week’s Show:

See Casey Jones and members of D23, the Walt Disney Archives, Walt Disney Imagineering and more in our video of the Little Orange Bird

Question for YOU: What future Walt Disney World projects are you most excited about? (Marvel? Avatarland? Something else?)

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