Talking about a Disney Legend with an expert is great. Talking about a Disney Legend with his wife is really great. But when the Legend’s wife herself is a Disney Legend, that makes for something extraordinary!
They both led impressive careers at Disney. At Walt Disney Imagineering, Alice Estes Davis was the original “designing woman”, designing and dressing animated figures for such beloved Disneyland attractions as It’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean, while Marc is probably best known as the father of some of Disney’s most memorable animated women, including Cruella de Vil in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty and Tinker Bell in Peter Pan. He later transferred to Disney’s design and development organization as one of Disney’s original Imagineers, contributing whimsical story and character concepts for such Disneyland attractions as The Enchanted Tiki Room, It’s a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion and The Jungle Cruise.

Now, you can imagine the emotion that was mine when chatting with this wonderful lady and evoking with her memories of her husband Marc’s genius – notably, of course, around the time of One Hundred and One Dalmatians’ production! […]