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The Hyperion Historical Alliance (HHA)'s inaugural 2019 annual offers in-depth articles on Disney history-related subjects authored by members of this professional association, including:


  • "The Best of Bill Garity's Diary," an exploration of technological revolutions, union troubles, and the building of Disney's Burbank Studio.

  • "One of Walt's - and Roy's - Boys," a look at the career of Jack Cutting, an early Disney artist who later led the company's Foreign Department following his contributions as a member of the famed El Grupo trip to South America.

  • '"Initial" Thoughts on Production Innovations at The Walt Disney Studios in the Mid-1930s," insights into early Disney animation production processes.

  • "Wow, We've Got Something Here: Ward Kimball and the Making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," a take on the early animation contributions of famed animator Ward Kimball to Disney's 1937 animated classic.

  • "A Cinderella Story: The Firehouse Five Plus Two in 1950s," examining a pivotal year in the history of the noted seven-piece jazz band made up of Disney creative personnel.

  • "A Look at the Music Behind Disney's The Little Mermaid," chronicling history behind the musical success of the 1989 animated masterpiece.

Articles/interviews

  1. The Best of Bill Garity’s Diary (Didier Ghez)
  2. One of Walt’s — and Roy’s — Boys (Jim Hollifield)
  3. “Initial” Thoughts on Production Innovations (Garry Apgar)
  4. Appendix A - Attention Animators: Notes and Suggestions for Animators and Assistants (Gregory Drake)
  5. Appendix B - Assistant Animator Qualifications and Procedure (Gregory Drake)
  6. Wow, We’ve Got Something Here (Todd James Pierce)
  7. A Cinderella Story (Lucas 0. Seastrom)
  8. A Look at the Music (David Bossert)

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