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Director Barry Cook remembers Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida’s My Peoples

Director Barry Cook remembers Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida’s My Peoples

Back in 1999, director Barry Cook started working on an animated film that would use a unique animation style that would blend hand drawn with computer generated imagery, which was a technique that was unseen at that time. Entitled “My Peoples”, the film was based on his short story The Ghost & His Gift, which is a retelling of The Canterville Ghost.

Far from being a straightforward retelling of The Canterville Ghost, Cook infused My Peoples with elements taken straight from his life, such as the Appalachian music and folklore that have dominated his childhood. It was Cook’s vision that Walt Disney Feature Animation studio in Florida would have brought to life.

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