Episode 37: Disney Legend Rolly Crump and Wife Marie
The Hyperion Hub
Walt Disney had a knack for shifting talented people into roles they didn't even know they could do. Enter Disney Legend Rolly Crump who was pulled from animation and pushed into theme park Imagineering. Rolly spent more than forty-years at the company, working on some of Disney's most iconic attractions including The Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World. He and his lovely wife, Marie join the show this week. The team also discusses their favorite Small World countries. We'd love to hear from you. You can email or send us a recorded audio message at email@example.com. Find us on social media on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @HubHyperion. The Hyperion Hub is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its subsidiaries.
Brian treats listeners to another Imagineer Spotlight, this time for Disney Legend Rolly Crump, best known for his work on Haunted Mansion (and the never-built Museum of the Weird), Enchanted Tiki Room, and it's a small world!
Rolly Crump is a retired Walt Disney Imagineer, Disney Animator, and Disney Legend who began at The Walt Disney Studios in 1952. After working on classic films like Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, and Sleeping Beauty, Rolly was recruited by Walt Disney to join WED Enterprises (now called Walt Disney Imagineering). From 1959 until the early 1970's, Rolly worked on projects for the 1964 World's Fair (most notably "it's a small world" with Mary Blair), Disneyland, and the Magic Kingdom. Rolly left the company to work on some non-Disney projects and then returned to help support the development of Epcot. Rolly also has his own autobiography called "It's Kind of a Cute Story" and has recently been featured in The Imagineering Story on Disney+. In this episode, I have the pleasure of chatting with Rolly about his life, career, and legacy. Which of Rolly's many contributions to Disney do you admire the most? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show: Facebook: www.facebook.com/ImagineerPodcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/ImagineerPodcast Twitter: www.twitter.com/ImagineerNews Facebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/ Disney news and travel tips: Be sure to visit our Disney news partner, The Kingdom Insider: Website: https://thekingdominsider.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/KingdomInsider Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekingdominsider/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tkidisneynews YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfNy6LP8uPSjsktoPBr5JTQ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/TKIDisneyNews/ Vacation Planning: Planning a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, or another Disney destination? Visit our trusted partner, Academy Travel: Walt Disney World: https://apps.itams.com/AcademyCRM/form/waltdisney/IP Disneyland: https://apps.itams.com/AcademyCRM/form/disneyland/IP Disney Cruise Line: https://apps.itams.com/AcademyCRM/form/disneycruise/IP Aulani: https://apps.itams.com/AcademyCRM/form/Aulani/IP Adventures by Disney: https://apps.itams.com/AcademyCRM/form/DisneyAdventure/IP How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friends Rate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092 Join the Imagineer Society - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcast Purchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Download Imagineer Tours - http://imagineertours.com Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:Jesse Park Jessica Brand Enjoy the show!
Bobsleds & Banthas - A Disneyland and Star Wars Podcast
On this episode Scott and Aaron spend another afternoon chatting with Disney Legend and Imagineer Rolly Crump. We learn a little about Rolly’s wife Marie, what her time at the Disney Studio was like and how she met Rolly. After that we have a fantastic time talking about how the Tiki Room came to life. Finally we talk about It’s a Small World and what working with Mary Blair was like.
Rolly Crump. The Disney Imagineering Legend is our guest this week in what was one the absolute highlights in the history of this show. So many great stories so much incredible history. You are in for a treat. Enjoy.
Bobsleds & Banthas - A Disneyland and Star Wars Podcast
On this special episode of Bobsleds & Banthas Scott and Aaron sit down with Disney Legend Rolly Crump to talk about his life and work as a Disney animator and WED imagineer. Take a break from your day as Rolly recounts stories from his childhood, getting a job at Disney Animation, working on the Haunted Mansion and what it was like to work with Walt Disney. It’s a delightful episode that you you won’t want to miss and includes at least one never before heard stories about Disneyland.
What was Walt like? An Interview with Disney Legend Rolly Crump
Magic Time by Monorail News: Everything Disney
Join Gray Houser as he makes a very special phone call to talk to Rolly Crump, a Disney Legend and one of Walt's original Imagineers. It's a super interesting conversation and we hope you all enjoy it. Don't forget to give us a rating and review, it really helps the show to grow.
#38: Podcast Party for “It’s Kind of a Cute Story” by Rolly Crump as told to by Jeff Heimbuch ft. Author Jeff Heimbuch, Publisher Leonard Kinsey, and #DisTwitter friends @WEDReads and @SuperWeenieHutJr
Book of the Mouse Club
“It’s kind of a cute story” how this podcast episode came together. What started as a #DisTwitter tweet from @SuperWeenieHtJr turned into a Twitter discussion with @WEDReads then a podcast and author interview. Hosts Courtney and Emily are joined by not one, not two, but five guests throughout the episode to talk about author Jeff Heimbuch and Imagineer Roll Crump’s book, “It’s Kind of a Cute Story.” This book is a unique telling of Rolly’s career in his own words building theme park attractions and working with Walt Disney. From Adventureland bazaars and tiki gods, to It’s a Small World, and the Museum of the Weird, many cute stories fill the colorful pages of this book and spark the imagination with attractions that are, were, and never will be. Review Book of the Mouse Club on iTunes and Google Play and send any questions, comments, or suggestions to the hosts at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow Our Reading Journey On Social Media! Official Twitter and Instagram: @BookoftheMouse Courtney: Instagram @greatguthsby and Twitter @Courtney_Guth Emily: Instagram and Twitter @emily_mickde Jeff Heimbuch: Twitter and Instagram @jeffheimbuch Amazon link to books Leonard Kinsey: Twitter @DarkSideDisney an Instagram @LeonardKinsey along with YouTube Channel: DarkSide of Disney, Website featuring signed prints from Rolly: bambooforest.storenvy.com Weenz: Twitter @SuperWeenieHtJr WeDReads: Twitter @WEDReads Bryan: Twitter @TOCPE82 Alan: Twitter @WDWManimal
The ladies brave hovering helicopters, sirens and even a landline telephone to have a chat with legendary Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump and his wife Marie about his time working for Disney as well as his experiences with Walt himself. This podcast was formerly known as Crying at Disney.