Animation and theme park pioneer.
Drug-addled anti-communist witch hunter.
After a 1941 labor dispute, Disney hated unions. From that point on, he (maybe) began spying on Hollywood for the FBI. In 1947, he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, denouncing some of his former animators as communists.
In 50s, Disney produced educational films on the space program in collaboration with NASA/Nazi rocket designer Wernher von Braun.
Disney (left) with von Braun
Urban legend suggests that Disney’s body was cryogenically preserved. Or it was just his head. Or not.
Another legend suggests that CalArts was constructed as a container for the cryogenically preserved head of Disney, which — like Baphomet — is kept in a sub-sub-level, waiting…