2006 Ralph Kent

Ralph Kent fell “hopefully” under the Disney spell as a child. In 1963, he found that dreams do come true when he began working at Disneyland as a marketing production artist, where he was hired to develop marketing materials for the Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room, and more. He worked on the team developing training materials for the four Disney attractions featured at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. In 1965, Ralph designed the first limited-edition Mickey Mouse watch for adults, which Walt presented to 25 of his top executives; today, more than 100 adult watch designs are produced each year. Ralph arrived in Florida in 1971, to design souvenirs for Walt Disney World. Eight years later, he became Director of Walt Disney Imagineering East, overseeing Florida staff support for EPCOT Center and Tokyo Disneyland. In 1990, he joined the Disney Design Group, mentoring new artists and creating an extensive reference collection of character model sheets. After 41 years, he retired in May 2004.
 

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