Season One: Influential Women of Disney

Thelma Howard

 

On this episode of The Disney 8, we celebrate the life of Thelma Howard. A woman surrounded by tragedy, who found happiness by becoming a part of the Disney family. A woman who even in death, changed the world for better.

Apr 8th, 2018 

 

Episode 1

P.L. Travers

On this episode of The Disney 8, we celebrate the life of P.L. Travers. A woman whose large imagination would create a character, that would go on to change the Disney company forever.  It was the challenges she faced that inspired the creation of her beloved, Mary Poppins. 

Apr 16th, 2018 

episode 2

Alice Davis

This week, we are honored to shine a spotlight on a true Disney legend. A woman who dreamed big her entire life, and made all of her dreams come true through hard work. 

Apr 23rd, 2018 

episode 3

Hazel George

This week, we celebrate the life of Hazel George.  A woman who was not only a nurse to Walt Disney, but a confidant, a motivator, and mostly a friend for life.  She motivated Walt to chase his dreams, and in return he did the same for her. We hope you enjoy this celebration of the life of Hazel George, on this week’s episode of the Disney 8. Marnie Burress our living Disney 8

May 6th, 2018

 

 

Episode 4

Mary Blair

As we celebrate women worldwide on this Mothers Day, we come together to talk about one of the most influential women of Disney History.  Mary Blair brought a unique style, that changed Disney animation.  A strong woman, who followed her passions, even in the face of adversity.  The pride she showed in her own work, led her to become a Disney legend.  We also celebrate Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony, whose vision brought to life some of the amazing stage performances you see around Disney property.  We hope everyone has a fantastic Mothers Day, and enjoys this week's episode of The Disney 8. 

May 13th, 2018 

Episode 5

Bianca Majolie

This week, we shine a spotlight on the amazing life of Disney's first female Storyboard Artist, Bianca Majolie.  A woman who paved the way for future generations, to enter a male dominated field.  Although she faced hurdles, she always found a way to better the craft she loved so much.  We also, celebrate Amy Jupiter, the current executive producer for Walt Disney Imagineering.

May 27th, 2018

 

episode 6

The Disney Girls

This week we celebrate the influence of the Disney daughters on both Walt, and the Disney company.  Sharon and Diane provided a stable, family presence that let Walt explore his childish imagination, and build a world of love and laughter.  Outside of their philanthropic efforts, they also were advocates to spread the true story of the man who was Walt Disney. We also celebrate the work and life of Chang Xu, a producer, and cultural advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. 

Jun 3rd, 2018 

Episode 7

Lillian Disney

On the final episode, of season one, of The Disney 8, we honor the life of Lillian Disney. As the matriarch of the Disney empire, she showed grace and strength, as she helped Walt build the company we love today. We want to thank all of you for coming on this journey with us, and we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of The Disney 8. 

Jun 24th, 2018 

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