Laurie Algar, daughter of James Algar, an animator who worked with Walt Disney for 43 years, presents a highly entertaining evening filled with vintage photos from her Disney childhood, original animation model sheets, memos from Walt Disney, videos from the Academy Awards, Disney memorabilia and personal letters written by her father during the creation of Snow White, Fantasia, Bambi, and the True Life Adventures among many others.

Laurie demonstrates that she inherited her father’s talent for storytelling as she recounts his journey from Disney animator to Director of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in "Fantasia" and "Bambi" among many other beloved Disney favorites. Algar went on to produce, direct and write Disney’s acclaimed nature series, "The True Life Adventures." which won eight Academy Awards for the Studio. He was involved in numerous Disney Wonderful World of Color television shows, park attractions (American the Beautiful, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and Hall of Presidents), and films until his retirement.

James Algar was inducted in the Disney Legends plaza in 1998 and shares his plaque next to Roy Disney, Jr.

Laurie’s talk is filled with personal family items never before seen by the public and includes a prescient exchange of letters between a teen-aged George Lucas and her father as they arrange a meeting and tour of the Studio back in the early 1960’s!