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Sunday, October 14, 2007


The annual Disney Legends induction ceremony was held on October 10 and among those honored was David R. Smith, founder and chief archivist of the Walt Disney Archives. As the great animation historian and Disney authority John Canemaker says in the program notes (written by another great Disney historian and writer, Jeff Kurtti), “I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with Dave Smith for nearly 35 years and to me, he has always been legendary.” Every Disney historian and writer—indeed, everyone who values Walt Disney and his legacy—owe an incredible debt of gratitude to Dave. Without Dave and the Archives he established and has professionally and consistently nurtured ever since, our knowledge of all the other Disney Legends and their work would be much poorer. And since yesterday, October 13, was Dave’s birthday, I’d like to say Happy Birthday, Dave, and congratulations.

1 comment:

Kevin Kidney said...

Wow, congratulations to Dave! Very well deserved!