The program featured a number of composers who have been involved in developing music for theme park attractions, and it couldn't have been more interesting. I was expecting maybe three musicians, but instead we had the opportunity to listen to Bruce Broughton (who composed the new score for the updated Spaceship Earth, as well as the music for Ellen's Energy Adventure, among other things); Joel McNeely (who wrote the music for the Tower of Terror in Tokyo and the recent Hall of Presidents update); husband and wife team Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn (responsible for the Toy Story musical that's performed on the Disney Cruise Line); Richard Bellis (the Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland, Reflections of China in Epcot); and Michael Giacchino (Space Mountain in Tokyo, and most recently, the score for the new Luxo Jr. show in Disney's Hollywood Studios). Each of these composers has a non-Disney resume that is unbelievable -- many Emmy and Grammy awards among them -- but when you factor in their contributions to the parks, you have to be impressed.
At the end of their movies, these Disney villains find themselves out of a job. Their evil plans have been thwarted, their life’s work (however villainous) has been snuffed out. So what do they do after their adversaries (otherwise known as some of our favorite characters) get to live happily ever after? We think they might have to look for new places to use their very special sets of skills. And to get a new job, you need a great resume. Here’s what we imagine some Disney villain resumes might look like.
Working for The Mouse: Writing a Disney Resume
His Disney resume included the feature films "Cinderella" (1950), "Peter Pan" (1953), "Sleeping Beauty" (1959) and "101 Dalmatians" (1961). He was put in charge of the design of the pedigreed Lady in "Lady and the Tramp" (1955), according to Barker Animation Art Gallery, a Connecticut firm that represents his work.
Operations cast members help ensure our guests have enjoyable experiences while visiting our theme parks, Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort or Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. Whether directing vehicles in the parking lot, advising guests on which ticket packages to purchase, operating our rides/shows/attractions, or ensuring guest areas are clean and show ready, Operations cast members have a direct impact on our guests' experiences. The day’s events will be divided into a number of sessions. In the morning, you will go backstage at several of our most popular attractions, where Disney Engineers will show you how we make (and maintain) the magic that our guests experience every day. Following these tours, participants will compete on an individual basis as you put your technical skills to the test. Combining these two segments will show you first hand that the material you are learning in school is practical and instrumental in creating the magic at the Walt Disney World Resort. The information necessary to solve the individual problems will come from fundamental knowledge of math and science, plus your experiences with certain attractions. Participants are encouraged to bring a calculator in order to solve the engineering problems presented.