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John Hench

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Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images.

— John Hench

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When you go to the park, there is no horizon - just Disneyland.

— John Hench

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Because, you know, it's never a hard work when you enjoy yourself. Look, I've been here since 57 years, and I don't have to explain why I've stayed so long. I always enjoyed it.

— John Hench

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Big cities are chaotic. And chaos for humans - who have experience from their ancestors - is the last step before conflict. So, in the park, every kind of visual contradiction has been eliminated.

— John Hench

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I always admired Walt's optimism. He seemed to know the direction he was going to. When I was at the studio, I remember he kept driving all of us back down to a more fundamental level all the time.

— John Hench

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I did what we call dry for wet effects, some of the miniatures work and two animation sequences.

— John Hench

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It was supposed to be in the second street project for Main Street. But who knows? Maybe it will be built one of these days. We never throw away any idea.

— John Hench

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Mickey is one of the prime examples: Mickey has never been suspected of being an American export. It was deja vu. They gave him a local name and he's been accepted everywhere he goes.

— John Hench

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Nobody now is going from department to another department. Only Walt did that. I was very fond of him, really.

— John Hench

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The park achieved a kind of reality. Like these virtual reality games the children are playing with. I told them we were doing this 40 years ago! Disneyland is virtual reality.

— John Hench

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About John Hench

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Did you know about John Hench?

Hench died of heart failure in early 2004 after a brief hospitalization in Burbank California. Hench continued to maintain an office at Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters in Glendale California and worked there daily up until a few weeks before his death. Starting in 1939 as a story artist he weaved his way through the animation department working in areas including backgrounds layout and art direction effects animation and special effects.

Because of his resemblance to Walt Disney and his frequent visits to Disney theme parks he was often asked to sign autographs and pose for pictures with park visitors who mistook Hench for Disney himself. In an interview one runner mentioned that carrying the torch under the bowl made more sense than at the distal length. His name tag and 65-year service award are prominently displayed in the building's lobby and tributes by fellow Imagineers line its hallways.

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