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    I started my Saturday morning off in a queue for the Walt Disney Archive's Stage.
    Everyone that was in line made it with no problem.
    The first presentation of the day is: Marc Davis Goes to WED - The Amazing Artistry and Designs of the Legendary Disney Imagineer
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    Ed from the Walt Disney Archives introduced the presenters (I missed his last name and role).
    Marc Davis at work
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    Our two hosts for the session. They are working on a book by the same name that will be released in the future featuring what was shown during the presentation and more. They said it most likely will be a two volume set, but no release date is set.
    Pete Doctor from Pixar
    Chris Merritt from Walt Disney Imagineering
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    The title slide.
    First up introducing Marc Davis.
    They commented on how Marc was doing selfies before they were cool.
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    Marc started as an animator at the studios before going to WED.
    A private party before Disneyland opened for the Animators.
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    Disneyland a few weeks before opening.
    A look at a room at Marc's house.
    Marc working on a Jungle Cruise update in the 70s.
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    Walt inspecting the work before it was trucked to Disneyland.
    The device Marc is using allows them to see a guest's perspective in the model.
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    A plant that did not make the cut.
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    Marc checking out the Jungle Cruise work.
    WED offices.
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    Conducting a pitch session with Walt.
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    Bob Gurr explaining something.
    Walt checking out the guest perspective for it's a small world.
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    The enchanted Tiki Room
    Early designs for the attraction.
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    The squeaky door ghost has yet to materialize in the Haunted Mansion.
    Showing Walt some work for Pirates of the Caribbean.
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    Reference footage for Pirates of the Caribbean.
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    Some of the original testing and equipment for Pirates at WED
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    More Pirates test setups at WED in the High Bays
    Walt on a test run of the Pirates flume/ride system.
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    Concept art for the WDW version of the attraction.
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    Next up a series of un-built attractions. First up the Fort Wilderness Funhouse
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    A pitched update for the Disneyland Railroad dioramas
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    They played some audio they found with the concept art.
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    The one un-built attraction a large number of Disneygeeks know about.. the Western River Expedition for Walt Disney World.
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    Garden of the Gods concept art.
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    To close with a progression of Marc Davis artwork for Haunted Mansion showing how the idea evolved and was refined.
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    That wraps up this presentation.
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