Disney Legend Rolly Crump Video Interview

Rolly Crump interview with David Oneal

Rolly began his career at Walt Disney Studio as an “In-Betweener” in Animation at the age of twenty-two. The Studio offered a wealth of opportunity to the young artist. His fascination with propellers led to a display in the Studio Library. Walt was intrigued by the colorful, spinning objects and the artist who developed them. He moved Rolly out of Animation and into what was then WED (the original Imagineering company) and he became one of the first Disney Imagineers. The little propellers became the inspiration for the Tower of the Four Winds which he designed for ‘It’s a Small World’ attraction at the 1964 World’s Fair.

Roland Fargo Crump began his career at Walt Disney Studio as an “In-Betweener” in Animation at the age of twenty-two. The Studio offered a wealth of opportunity to the young artist. His fascination with propellers led to a display in the Studio Library. Walt was intrigued by the colorful, spinning objects and the artist who developed them. He moved Rolly out of Animation and into what was then WED (the original Imagineering company) and he became one of the first Disney Imagineers. The little propellers became the inspiration for the Tower of the Four Winds which he designed for ‘It’s a Small World’ attraction at the 1964 World’s Fair.