Joe Rohde – Walt Disney Imagineering

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Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative, Walt
Disney Imagineering, collaborates with a monk in Nepal to learn the
art of mining the raw earth to create colors.

A Quest for Authenticity — Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice
President, Creative, Walt Disney Imagineering, collaborates with a
monk in Nepal to learn the art of mining the raw earth to create
colors. This unique method will be used to apply color and create
authenticity to the buildings being created in the mythical village
at Expedition Everest, the thrill adventure opening in Disney’s
Animal Kingdom in 2006. Walt Disney Imagineers went to great
lengths to research the legends, architecture and lore of the areas
they explored near Mount Everest to create a rich environment that
reflects the spirit of the Himalayas . Disney’s Animal Kingdom is
one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena
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