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Behind the Scenes: Making of ‘Mickey Notes’ at Disney Parks

posted on March 26th, 2010 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

As you know, our “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day‘ program ended earlier this month when one million people volunteered or committed to volunteer in their communities. But along the way, we created and launched something special to celebrate volunteerism called “Mickey Notes“- our first stop-motion video. It was five days of work at Walt Disney World Resort taking more than 4,300 individual still photographs of about 25,000 pieces of paper. And today, we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how we did it.

Please note that you may no longer register and sign up for projects to earn a free Disney theme park ticket. However, we encourage you to volunteer by visiting HandsOn Network.

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Nancy from FL on March 26th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

What a great use of sticky notes! I’d like to help with the next one you do….looks like fun!


Suzannah from FL on March 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Finally got a free moment to watch this – how amazing! It must’ve been so fun to work on this project. Big thanks to all involved for taking the pain-staking time to do all of this for such a wonderful result!


Mary on March 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Mary from Santa Barbara, CA
That was way to cute!!!!


Aslin on March 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Hi Thomas! I have a silly question for you…it has nothing to be with the Mickey Notes (which by the way, was SUPER COOL!!) but do you know if the free dinning plan offer will be up sometime this year?


Catherine on March 27th, 2010 at 1:16 am

Loved the original Mickey Notes. Thank-you for the behind the scenes, it was very interesting to see how this project was accomplished. Lots & lots of notes!


Jackie on March 27th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

WOW!I loved “Mickey Notes”! So cool!


William on March 27th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Absolutely love this and all of the videos made exclusively for the blog! We only got to see a peak into the people behind these videos, but I would love to learn more about the people who put together the great videos. You had posted the other day about Disney jobs, so how would a graphic designer like me get a chance to work with some of these creative teams at Disney? Keep up the awesome work!


Robert from TX on March 29th, 2010 at 9:41 am

Mickey notes is a cool video. Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes :)


Doug from IN on March 30th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Love seeing so many familiar faces on this cool video! Laura, and “THIS GUY” come to mind!