Sunday, April 27, 2008

Studio strike

I recently located the following images while surfing the net and thought I'd share them. They are associated with the strike at the Disney Studio. My friend "matterhorn1959" over at the blog Stuff From the Park has been posting some very interesting photos related to the strike. Click here to get to his blog.

The first image shows the Studio parking lot during the strike.

The next two images promote a street dance and carnival held across the street from the Disney Studio. The first image is of a ticket stub for June 28th, while the second is a flier promoting a carnival that was held on July 26th. Proceeds from both events went to support the striking workers.

The next two items are fliers that were printed to dispel any rumors that the strike was over.

The next item is a flier that asked strike supporters and moviegoers to boycott Disney films including Fantasia and The Reluctant Dragon.

The following image of Mickey Mouse was reproduced on a Screen Cartoon Guild newsletter printed during the strike.

We close out this post with two photographs taken on the picket line.

All of the images in this post are courtesy the Delmar T. Oviatt Library Urban Archives Center, San Fernando Valley Issues Digital Library.


Biblioadonis aka George said...


Thanks for sharing the pictures and artwork!

David said...

You're very welcome!

Kevin Kidney said...

Wow, excellent stuff!
I admit the sentiments of the female animator carrying the "Hamburger Stand" picket sign really hit home. Even today, so many artists I know who work in the corporate world still feel the same way. You want to do great work and let your passion fuel your job, but so often the company demands creative output on the level of turning out hamburgers and hotdogs....

David said...

Thanks Kevin.

I agree with your comment. Most companies are only concerned about output, and if you can't meet the production demands, company executives will play the outsourcing card to try and motivate you. The company I work for has outsourced some 2,500 jobs to the Philippines - cheaper labor costs.

The strike is a fascinating part of the company's history that definitely needs more research