WEDway Radio - Walt Disney World and Disneyland Examined with some Disney History
Brothers, Matt and Nate Parrish discuss 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, attractions and themed lands, including architectural styles, and inspiration behind many of the decisions that the Walt Disney Co. has made over the years.

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


Direct download: WWR_S8_E1_-_Hyperion.mp3
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