TV show The Imagineering Story and book Magic Journey by Kevin P. Rafferty show just how much academic research goes on at the home of Mickey Mouse, says Chris Stokel-Walker
24 June 2020
Available on Disney+
THINK of Disney and you may conjure up images of sometimes saccharine animated films and enchantingly unreal theme parks. What probably doesn’t spring to mind is a huge research organisation. Yet the firm’s science and technology has thrilled, enthralled and spooked generations of children and adults.
Disney calls its researchers “imagineers” and its California-based research team the Imagineering department, hence the titles of new Disney+ documentary series The Imagineering Story and book Magic Journey: …