Saturday, December 22, 2007

Dec 22: Passing of a Legend

On this day in 1995, writer, Imagineer & Disney Legend Bill Cottrell passed away in Burbank, California at age 88. Vice President of WDW Enterprises and president of Retlaw Co. (which became Walt Disney Imagineering), Cottrell was one of two employees who Walt originally sent around the U.S. to research amusement parks. Cottrell and Bill Martin visited places like Coney Island and Knott's Berry Farm to gather ideas for Disneyland.
Brother-in-law of Lilliian and Walt Disney, Cottrell's writing credits include Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and The Reluctant Dragon.

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