San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Disney Project Presents: An Interactive Evening with Jerry Rees
San Francisco, CA
Disney Imagineer Jerry Rees is a writer, director, animator, and storyteller in all media. Some of you know him as the writer/director of The Brave Little Toaster. Some of you know him as the director of Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years starring Steve Martin. Some of you read about Jerry in the recent Vanity Fair article “The Class That Roared”, covering the famed class from CalArts. If you’re a Disney fan, it’s likely you have enjoyed his work at some point.
Jerry’s impressive resume runs the gamut of creative wizardry, from visual effects supervisor on the original TRON, to trans-media director on the incredible Mystic Manor attraction in Hong Kong Disneyland. He’s also directed such past and present favorites as: Cranium Command, Alien Encounter, CinéMagique, and more. All told Jerry has served as director for nearly 20 Disney attractions. His talents are currently being utilized at WDI as a PH Executive Research & Development Imagineer.
An Interactive Evening with Jerry Rees will feature two Disney-related presentations. The first will be given by Keith Gluck (writer, Disney Historian, proprietor of The Disney Project), and the second will be by Jerry.
Program #1: Keith Gluck - The Evolution of the Disney Dark Ride
Take a journey that's been 60 years in the making. Join Keith as he offers photos, video, and little-known facts about Disney dark rides all over the world, from the original "Peter Pan Flight" to Hong Kong Disney's amazing "Mystic Manor."
Program #2: Jerry Rees - My Life Imagining and Imagineering
Join Jerry as he discusses his incredible experiences working with Disney over the years. Jerry has directed many actors over his career, such as: Robin Williams, Martin Short, Steve Martin, even Donald Duck. He has worn many hats for Disney, and is a very engaging speaker.
Jerry is both extremely knowledgeable and personable, and he wants his program to feel more like a conversation and less like a lecture. So questions and comments during his talk are encouraged! (note: questions may be moderated by Keith if time constraints require).
Side note: Keith is also knowledgeable and personable, but not as much as Jerry, therefore questions regarding his program will be encouraged after. :)
The evening will also include an original short film, light refreshments, and a no-purchase necessary raffle. Prizes include fun stocking-stuffers from the international Disney parks. The original short film was shot in Disneyland, and stars: Tom Bricker, Keith Gluck, Jeff Heimbuch, Keith Lapinig, and Jerry Rees.
The Teaser Trailer for the evening's exclusive original film is now online.
Parking lots are nearby, some street parking should be available (Saturday night in the Financial District), and the Montgomery Street BART station is literally *steps* from the front door.
Light refreshments will be provided (cookies, snacks, bottled water), so be sure to plan on eating dinner before or after the event).
The event will start at 7p, but the doors will open at 6:30p. There is a lounge area outside of the screening room for folks to relax and mingle.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds. However if you give us enough notice we can definitely transfer your ticket to someone else.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in November!