Friday, May 13, 2011
Internationally Respected Disney Historian Jim Korkis To Speak at Disneyana Fan Club July 2011 Convention
Jim Korkis is an internationally respected Disney Historian who has written hundreds of articles about all things Disney for over three decades. He is also an award winning teacher, professional actor and magician and author of several books and countless magazine articles.
He recently wrote the 450 page book "The Vault of Walt" featuring nearly forty "lost" stories about Walt Disney, the Disney theme parks, the Disney animated and live action films and some miscelleanous forgotten tales from the worlds of Disney. The book includes an introduction by Diane Disney Miller.
Growing up in Glendale, California, Jim got the opportunity to meet and interview Disney animators, Imagineers and others who worked with Walt Disney. As a teenager, he started writing for local newspapers, fanzines and magazines about Disney history. As an adult, he relocated to Orlando, Florida where he was employed in a variety of roles for Walt Disney World including Merlin the magician in Fantasyland, animation instructor for the Disney Institute as well as for interns at Disney Feature Animation Florida, co-ordinator with Epcot's College and International Program students as well as a writer and researcher for Disney Design Group, Imagineering, Yellow Shoes Marketing, Disney University, Disney Vacation Club, WDW Travel Club, Disney Cruise Line and more on a variety of projects.
For years, he has written a weekly column on Disney history every Wednesday for www.mouseplanet.com.
Posted by David Ransom at 8:48 PM