Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Disney Historian Jim Korkis wrote two articles about Walt Disney’s connection with Environmentality still available at this link.

During his research, he ran across some interesting photos (including the fact that an adult Bambi promoted prevention of forest fires before Smokey the Bear was created). However, all of that research got him interested in the various Public Service Spots that Walt did in the late Fifties and early Sixties including ones for Toys For Tots and the National Society of the Prevention of Blindness. So Jim is looking for more information on what Public Service Spots Walt did and copies of the content. If anyone can help, please leave a comment.

Here is one of the ones in Jim’s collection:

“You’ve probably heard people talk about conservation. Well, conservation isn’t just the business of a few people. It’s a matter that concerns all of us. It’s a science whose principles are written in the oldest code in the world, the laws of nature. The natural resources of our vast continent are not inexhaustible. But if we will use our riches wisely, if we will protect our wildlife and preserve our lakes and streams, these things will last us for generations to come.” –Walt Disney National Wildlife Federation television Public Service Spot 1956.

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