Legacy (Noun): Something from past: something that is handed down or remains from a previous generation or time.
We see that word a lot. I can’t count the many times I’ve read a Disney book or blog entry where the author talks about Walt Disney’s legacy. When I was training to become a cast member, we spent the better part of the Traditions class learning about Walt’s legacy and what he left behind. The keywords are always tradition, value, integrity, service, innovation, etc. I can seriously go on. We have many theme parks around the world that talk of Walt’s legacy, but I really think the best examples are the movies because that is where everything else stems from.
October has been the month of exploring animation and the full length films that have come out of the Walt Disney Company. My friend Steve-o and I have started our own tradition of watching one movie a month, starting from the very first to number 50. It’s an ambitious venture which to our calculation, will take us five years (give or take).
One of the special features on the Tangled DVD is a video that features clips from every Disney movie to the song, Dreams by Brandi Carlile. The video I have is a bit different than the one on the DVD because this person was nice enough to include the title of the film and the year it was released (makes it easier for those earlier films). If you haven’t seen this, I hope you enjoy it.