Buckle up and ride along to experience the joys and sorrows in the making of a Disney Imagineer.
F rom creating an audacious short film, to becoming a Hollywood refugee, to building a Magic Kingdom, follow Tim's inspiring adventures as he deals with the challenges of making magic. Enjoy a heartfelt memoir about the making of a Disney Imagineer, covering the entire working career of artist Tim Landry, from film school through to retirement.View Trailer
“Shoveling Pixie Dust: a Memoir” is a sparkling gem of history and heart by Filmmaker, VFX Supervisor and Imagineer extraordinaire Tim Landry. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Tim and enlisting his world-class wizardry on Disney Theme Park attractions from “Cinemagique” to “Mystic Manor” to “Animation Magic” to “Soaring: Fantastic Flight” for many years, and yet this autobiographical film threw me one surprising twist after another. Narrated with warmth and wit by Tim, the film is packed with endless personal historical pics and footage from as far back as the original “Star Wars” sets, extending all the way up to current Disney attractions, including the revelation of recently hidden “easter eggs”. This story of his personal and professional journey through thrilling ups and harrowing downs (of which I was previously unaware) – including the death of one career and the birth of another - is entertaining, informative, intimate, and ultimately powerfully moving. Once you’ve seen “Shoveling Pixie Dust”, you’ll realize just how extensively Tim’s gifted fingerprints are forever embedded in Disney Magic around the world. And, like me, you’ll be thankful that fate and his faith led him to the iconic castle that we all love. —Jerry Rees
A remarkable story of a brilliant young man who eventually became a Disney Imagineer while maintaining his faith. This memoir tells of the amazing highs and lows of a life well lived in a brutally fickle industry and is told from the heart! It shares the highs and lows of all who dare for greatness who ultimately live with unmet dreams! This is a wonderful story of hope told with honesty and integrity!
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