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.


  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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