VIDEO - Joe Rohde begins a new 5-part web series on the design and inspiration of Disney's Animal Kingdom

Aug 06, 2020 in "Disney's Animal Kingdom"

Posted: Thursday August 6, 2020 10:42am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Like many of us, Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Joe Rohde has been spending a lot of time at home recently, and he's kept himself busy by creating a web series on design at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Joe says, "In our family of four we have multiple writers, a director and cameraman, a producer…and a talking head (me). Plus a house full of (as the saying goes, ‘one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!’) that we’ve dragged back from all over the world during the last 40 years. The challenge is to work with what we have, therefore limited only to the photographs and video clips that I have on my own laptop and snapshots that I found in a box in my studio, plus settings we’ve improvised in our house and yard. Since we are not going anywhere, it’s called “The Rohdes, Less Traveled”…"

Here is part one.

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Walt dSep 08, 2020

I hope that you , Imaginaires have more time to continue the series. Three more parks to go.. we all enjoy. Learning more about the entire world.. thanks joe and cast.👍

GoofyernmostSep 04, 2020

I can't wait to watch him trip over his earlobe.:D

MrPromeySep 04, 2020

Joe needs his own Disney+ show. ... or maybe a few. I would watch Joe Talk about Parks. I would watch Joe do intros to anthology stories. I would watch Joe make a souffle.

wdwmagicSep 04, 2020

VIDEO - Final part of 'The Rohdes, Less Traveled' explores the use of light and lights at Disney's Animal Kingdom,-less-traveled-explores-the-use-of-light-and-lights-at-disneys-animal-kingdom.htm

Kevin_WAug 30, 2020

I just watched all 4 of these last night. Very enjoyable!

Walt dAug 28, 2020

Keep up the great work joe. Im enjoying you videos it is fun to find out, what your thinking of, as you do your imagineering. In a park to make it what you want to look like.!

Walt dAug 21, 2020

Once again its all there in Front of us at the parks but yet somehow we missed it. All the art and ideas at the parks. We need to slow down, and take all your hard work in. Thanks again Imaginaires. You make us think..

JohnDAug 21, 2020

I thought about that. But decided not to. But you're right, the correction is better.

MrPromeyAug 21, 2020

Fixed that, for you! ;)

MrPromeyAug 21, 2020

His left ear has its own cast member name tag. Instead of listing the town it's from under "Left", it just says "Joe's Mom".

JohnDAug 21, 2020

Actually, it's a web series. So you CAN watch it.

Minnesota disney fanAug 21, 2020

Sorry if this question is dumb, but can you see this series without Disney plus??? I have Netflix and Amazon Prime, but no disney yet. thanks:)

JohnDAug 21, 2020

Waiting on. "Part 5: From Disco Yeti to Repaired Yeti. Not Yet"