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Muppet Studios: the Lost Legacy - w/ Imagineer Marcelo Vignali

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Muppet Studios: The Lost Legacy

with Imagineer Marcelo Vignali Explore the forgotten magic of Muppet Studios Land at Walt Disney World with the documentary, "Muppet Studios: The Lost Legacy." This compelling film delves into the abandoned dreams and whimsical visions that once brought the Muppets to life in a dedicated land. Featuring exclusive interviews with Marcelo Vignali, one of the visionary Imagineers responsible for designing the lost rides, attractions, and restaurants. This documentary offers a rare glimpse into the creative process that shaped this unrealized gem. Vignali shares captivating anecdotes about his time working on the Muppet Studios project, providing insights into the challenges, triumphs, and tragedies he faced with his team. Viewers are treated to never-before-seen artwork, unveiling the intricate details of the . Marcelo Vignali ends the documentary on a positive note, explaining how the spirit of Muppet Studios lives on in other Disney themed lands and attractions around the world. "Muppet Studios: The Lost Legacy" is a nostalgic journey through the unexplored corners of Disney history, reminding us of the vibrant Muppet dreams that once danced within Disney/MGM Studios. Marcelo Vignali's artistic career began with The Walt Disney Company at DIC Entertainment in 1987. Later, at Walt Disney Imagineering, he served as a Concept Designer leaving an indelible mark on projects such as Disney America, Tokyo Storybook Gardens, ToonTown, and Muppet Studios. - Beyond Disney, Marcelo has been involved in a wide range of projects in the realms of family entertainment, themed entertainment, and animation, boasting an illustrious career that spans across renowned studios and projects. - Marcelo's tenure at Sony Pictures Animation from January 2003 to April 2019 his creative fingerprints are evident in blockbuster films such as Vivo, Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, Smurfs - The Lost Village, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Surf’s Up, Open Season, and the Hotel Transylvania trilogy. Marcelo also spends a considerable amount of time mentoring young artists and encouraging the next generation. For more information about Marcelo Vignali's career and online galleries of his art, visit his website at: Forrest Mallard (research/production/editing/voiceover) is a life-long nomad/adventurer. He's lived on 6 continents and has intimately explored a large portion of the Earth. Forrest also happens to be a life-long Disney fan. Having grown up in South Florida, his first life-goal was to work at Walt Disney World. Now, as a Custodian at WDW, Forrest uses his self-taught documentary and story-telling skills to share amazing, untold stories of the history of the Disney Company. He never dreamed that his little films would interest or include the involvement of iconic engineers, Imagineers, Disney Artists and Historians... but here we are. For more information about Forrest's travels and documentaries, visit his websites: and CONTACT : is a documentary film blog and not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company in any way. To learn more about the Walt Disney Company, visit their official website at:

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