Ready to head back into “The Imagineering Story”? The docu-series’ fourth episode, “Hit or Miss,” premieres on Disney+ this Friday, November 29th.
This fourth episode follows the trajectory of Michael Eisner after the sudden passing of Frank Wells, his right hand and key advisor. After a tragic downturn, Eisner steps back from creative stress and hires business minded managers to fill the void.
As the pendulum swings from art to commerce, the Imagineers enter an era of austerity. While some projects enjoy enormous success, others are cancelled, and still others, disappoint. The pattern seems irreversible.
It also seems that viewers will also get to see some history on the very beginnings of the Disney Cruise Line.
“The Imagineering Story” as the title suggests, takes a look at the history of Walt Disney Imagineering. Our own Tom Corless said about the show:
Yes, The Imagineering Story will undoubtedly tell you things that you already knew as a hardcore fan, but there is enough in the way of glorious visuals, never-before-seen footage, and appearances from those who created this magical thing we love so much, that you will be enthralled every moment of the first episode.
If you’re looking to hear our thoughts on each episode and share your own ideas, don’t miss out on our fun watch-alongs, where Tom and a selection of WDWNT staff get together and give their insight on each episode in live YouTube sessions.
You can check out our last episode, where we covered Episodes 2 and 3 of “The Imagineering Story” in the video below:
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