WEDway Radio - Walt Disney World and Disneyland Examined with some Disney History
Nate Parrish discusses the history of Disney theme parks and the Walt Disney Co. In examining we look at influences that shaped the company including projects and eras. Take a look at attractions and themed lands including the architectural styles and inspiration behind many of the decisions that the Walt Disney Co has made over the years.

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This is Season 8, Episode 3 - The Artist.

On this episode we continue our story from Ep 1 - Hyperion, and Ep 2 - Art School, by adding the story of a particular artist who came to the Disney Studio in 1935, by way of USC, The California Watercolor Society and The Chouinard Art Institute.

His name was Claude Coats. Coats career began as an artist and background painter. He would be elevated to color stylist and play a role int he development of every Disney Animated Feature into the mid 1950's before moving to WED. Alan Coats, Claude's son joins us.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW, the sister show and news companion to WEDWay Radio. This is NOW! #110 - Main St. Electrical Parade, Disneyland's Eastern Gateway & the Thirty20Eight (America Sings!)

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Thank you for downloaidng WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney history show. This is Season 8, Episode 2 - Art School. This is Part Two of our Eight Part season.

On this particular show we continue our look at the Hyperion Studio, however instead of just looking at he studio itself we look at what was special magic allowed the studio to go from Rubber Hose animation to the Realism of Snow White. Disney couldn't it on their own so they enlisted the help of Nelbert Chouinard and the Chouinard Art Institute. Chouinards technique's, especially int he area of life drawing were just what the studio needed.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW, the sister show and news companion to WEDWay Radio. This is NOW! #109 - Typhoon Lagoon, Fort Wilderness Leisure & The Thirty20Eight.

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Thanks for downloaing WEDWay NOW! This is the sister show and news companion to WEDWay Radio. This is NOW! #108 - Mojo, Michael, Disney Marathon, Muppets & More. Enjoy :P

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The wait is over. Today we are proud to announce the release of Episode 1 of Season 8 of WEDWay Radio. This season we are taking a different approach. Instead of a whole season of independent shows we are creating an 8 episode season dedicated to one subject.

This is episode 1 - Hyperion. On this particular episode we take a look at the growth and success of the Hyperion Studio in Los Feliz, CA. At this partoiculat studio, Disney created Mickey Mouse, The Silly Symphony shorts and created Snow White.

Many firsts came at the Hyperion studio, including

- The first sound cartoon

- The first color short

- The first full length animated film

The studio grew from a small 1,600 square foot building that employed under 15 people to a thriving, almost bursting studio with over a thousand employees. The studio served Disney until 1940 when Disney moved to Burbank.

Special thanks on this episode to:

- David McBride of Radio Harambe

- Paula Sigman Lowery, who is a consultant to the Walt Disney Museum and the Walt Disney Archives

- Quinn Mosier who provided many of the musical interludes you'll hear this season

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Direct download: WWR_S8_E1_-_Hyperion.mp3
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