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The Art of Disney Storytelling (D23 Expo Arena @ 3:00pm)

John Stamos and his wife Caitlin McHugh hosted a panel that included Don Hahn, Floyd Norman, Paul Briggs and Tony Baxter.   They discussed many aspects of Disney Story Telling and how that is applied in various forms whether that is in the parks, feature films or animated films.  Before launching into the panel a brief moment was held for Disney Legend Marty Sklar.  He took part in a similar panel at the end of the last D23 Expo and passed away only days later.

If you have watched previous panels or read books by any of these individuals you have most likely heard most of what was discussed. I always find it interesting to hear firsthand and sometimes they throw in additional stories or tidbits of information.   One focus in the initial part was the creation process and they discussed the collaborative process and how you have to be prepared to throw away and adapt as the story is developed.  They said a vast majority of the work for films is thrown away and does not see the light of day.   This includes characters, scenes, story lines, designs.   When the discussion turned to the parks Tony Baxter discussed how they try to create attractions for the “20th ride”.  Meaning after you know the experience what details can you pick up on?   He talked about John Hench and one of his guiding principles of eliminating contradictions.

The panel closed with them each talking about their inspirations.  The panel closed with them each talking about their inspirations.  Paul discussed the book the Illusion of Life.  Don pointed to Charlie Brown Christmas and Wizard of Oz.  Tony Sleeping Beauty and Ray Harryhausen stop motion animation.   Floyd cited Dumbo.

Below are some pictures from the presentation:

Guests filing in to fill up the D23 Arena for the Art of Disney Storytelling Presentation
Guests filing in to fill up the D23 Arena for the Art of Disney Storytelling Presentation
The title slide for The Art of Disney Storytelling
The title slide for The Art of Disney Storytelling
John Stamos takes the stage. He was the moderator for the panel.
John Stamos takes the stage. He was the moderator for the panel.
He is joined by Caitlin McHugh Stamos (his wife)
He is joined by Caitlin McHugh Stamos (his wife)

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A tribute to Disney Legend Marty Sklar. At past Expos Marty took part in several panels/presentations like this. He passed away shortly after the last Expo.
A tribute to Disney Legend Marty Sklar. At past Expos Marty took part in several panels/presentations like this. He passed away shortly after the last Expo.
Disney Animation Legend Floyd Norman
Disney Animation Legend Floyd Norman
Disney Imagineering Legend Tony Baxter
Disney Imagineering Legend Tony Baxter
Paul Briggs from Walt Disney Animation Studios
Paul Briggs from Walt Disney Animation Studios
Don Hahn - Disney film producer and author
Don Hahn – Disney film producer and author

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