Roger E. Broggie Research Paper

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Roger E. Broggie is known as Walt Disney's original Imagineer. He is most famous for the development and construction of the first prototype for Audio-Animatronic figures as well as his role in the development of the original railroad in Disneyland. According to Roger "epitomized the essence of Disney Imagineering- 'the blending of creative imagination and technical know-how.'" Roger E. Broggie was born on October 22, 1988 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Broggie graduated from high school in 1927. He moved to Los Angeles and used his skills to work for various companies such as Technicolor. In 1932, Broggie built and operated a rear-projection system for Teague Process Company. He also worked on films for various filmmakers such as…show more content…
He worked on special effects for movies such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Later, he worked on several attractions in Disneyland such as the Monorail and the Matterhorn Bobsleds. He also worked on film processes and techniques like Circle-Vision 360. In an attraction featuring this technology, screens completely surround the audience. This technology was used in the original Disneyland attraction Circle-Vision 360 and today, is used in attractions such as O Canada! at Epcot Center in Disney World. Broggie also played a major role in the creation of the Disneyland Railroad. Because of his experience in creating the Carlwood-Pacific Railroad, Broggie was Walt Disney's natural choice for supervising the project. His experience also made the creation of the Disneyland Railroad one of the easiest projects in the…show more content…
He had dedicated 36 prosperous years to the company. He was honored as a Disney Legend on October 18, 1990, a little more than a year before his death in 1991. On October 21, 2003, Walt Disney World Railroad Steam Engine #3 was re-dedicated as the Roger E. Broggie in honor of his large role i the development of the Disney Railroad. He was also honored with a window on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland. The window reads, " Can Do Machine Works / Mechanical Wonders / Live Steam Engines / Magical Illusions / Cameras / Roger Broggie, Shopmaster / Advisor to the Magic

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