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It’s A Large World After All

It’s A Small World World’s Fair project – design concept art by Mary Blair for Disney, 1964

The It’s a Small World attraction is located in every Disney theme park around the globe. It began as a 1964 New York World’s Fair attraction in the UNICEF Pavilion, sponsored by Pepsi. Once the World’s Fair closed, it was moved to Disneyland and officially opened on June 28, 1966. Mary Blair was the driving force behind this famous attraction, and her vision, her design, her love of color, and her talent helped make this one of the most popular attractions in the world [HA]

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Color Me Goodd

The Wonderful World of Color Show-Off Peacock Color Model Cel (Walt Disney, 1961). ‘Yes, color gives us an exciting dimension to our program!‘ says Walt Disney for the opening of this first color Disney TV show. Hosted by Ludwig Von Drake, this episode was called “Adventure in Color.” It premiered on 9/24/61. The NBC Peacock appears near the end of the show as Ludwig says, ‘He’s a color show-off!‘ [HA]

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Racism Never Looked So Good

Mary Blair Song of the South Watermelon Patch Concept Painting for, 1946

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