The special guest speakers that will be appearing at the 2015 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet have been announced. The event will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, Washington on Saturday July 11th.
Pete Renaday is an American actor and voice actor who has done many voice-over and acting roles for Disney films, TV shows, attractions and record albums. His most well-known voice roles in the parks are those of Henry and Max in Country Bear Jamboree.
Other attractions that he has lent his voice to over the years include Walt Disney World’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (as Captain Nemo), The Hall of Presidents (as Abraham Lincoln from 1994-2008), the Disneyland version of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (as the narrator), The Walt Disney Story (as the narrator), the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Adventure Thru Inner Space and Disneyland’s Mark Twain Riverboat.
His Disney film credits include The Aristocats (as the Milkman and Le Petit Cafe Chef) and The Rescuers (as the American delegate). He also portrayed Eddie Valiant in early screen tests for Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Renaday is also famous for providing the voice of the Ghost Host on the Disneyland Records album Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion (Renaday was also an early choice for that role in the attraction, which eventually went to Paul Frees). He also voiced Mickey Mouse on several albums in the 1980s, such as Splash dance and Yankee Doodle Mickey.
Outside Disney, he has done acting and voice roles in numerous TV shows, films and video games, such as the 1987 incarnation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (as Master Splinter) and Defenders of the Earth (as Mandrake the Magician).
Actor, Author, Reference Model
Author, Keynote Speaker, Live action reference model and alter ego of Walt Disney’s Tinker Bell.
Margaret started work in show business at the age of 4. Appeared in dozens of TV shows including Little Rascals, Let There Be Stars and The Charlie Ruggles Show where America watched her grow up over the years.
Walt Disney was searching for a nimble mime/dancer/actor to be filmed performing live-action work for the tiny Tinker Bell. Margaret won the role and became the alter ego of the three-inch sprite. The great designer/animator/director, Marc Davis, drew Tinker Bell’s antics based on her acting.
Margaret is now an accomplished speaker, storyteller and humorist. Her new book, Tinker Bell Talks: Tales of a Pixie Dusted Life will be released soon.
You can learn more about Margaret by visiting her website at:
Growing up in Southern California Mark Silverman soon became fascinated with Disneyland. As a teenager Mark would bring a small tape recorder into Disneyland just to record all the voices and sounds from the many rides and attractions. Mark would practice all the voices from his favorite rides. Years later Mark would become a professional voice actor and in 1994 his dream came true as he landed the job narrating an actual Disney ride called The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror which is now considered a Disney Classic!
Since then Mark has used his voice for many other Disney projects including being the voice of Friend Owl for many Bambi DVD’s and toys. His voice can also be heard in Disney parks around the world including Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom where he can be heard as several pirates in the interactive game “Treasure of the Seven Seas.” One of Mark’s favorite Disney jobs was getting to do the voice of Fred MacMurray for the restoration of “The Happiest Millionaire” which was the last movie personally supervised by Walt Disney.
Mark is also very proud to voice the role of the King in the Disney dub of the Academy Award nominated Miyazaki film, “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Mark still loves going to Disneyland and looks forward to using his voice for many upcoming Disney projects.
D23 Presents: “On The Road to the EXPO”
Walt Disney Archivist Kevin Kern and D23’s Director of Marketing, Kristin Rodack, present a sneak peek at: “Walt Disney Archives Presents – Disneyland: The Exhibit”.
This collection of more than 300 pieces will be the largest exhibit the Walt Disney Archives has ever presented at the D23 EXPO, and guests at the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet will be among the very first to get a glance inside the exhibit.
Kevin and Kristin will be on hand with artifacts from Disneyland’s rich 60-year history, along with a preview of the creation of the exhibit and revealing stories about several of the pieces that will be on display. In addition, the duo will give you a look inside Disney’s official fan club and what to expect from this year’s D23 EXPO, coming August 14-16 to the Anaheim Convention Center.
As the director of marketing for D23, Kristin oversees the day-to-day operations of Disney’s official fan club, developing engaging ways to create a two-way dialogue with Disney fans around the world. From marketing initiatives such as D23’s “When Did It Start For You?” campaign—which encourages celebrities, Disney cast members, and fans to share their stories, to the development of advertising, brand, and event strategies—including D23 EXPO 2015, the largest Disney fan event in the world.
Before joining the D23 Team, Kristin, a lifelong Disney fan, worked at Disney Interactive overseeing all digital campaigns for Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior. Prior to her time at Disney, Kristin was the Vice President of Business Development with the brand marketing and digital agency Fanscape, where she worked with such clients as GameStop, Frito Lay, and Toyota. Originally from Connecticut, Kristin attended Emerson College in Boston, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Shane, and son Eli (whose favorite character is Figment).
Kevin Martin Kern is an Archivist with the Walt Disney Archives at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
He is a member of the Archives’ research team, and predominantly works with the department’s collection of historical documents, artwork and books. Additionally, he helps to conduct historical interviews for the group’s oral history program and often assists with the development and installation of the Archives’ historical and museum exhibitions. Along with acknowledgements in several recent Disney history books, Kevin’s writing has been featured in Disney twenty-three magazine, Disney Newsreel, Club 33’s Royal Street Review, and on D23.com.
Proudly from Oswego, New York, Kevin is a graduate of Syracuse University and will forever be a student of all things Disney.
Claire Keane is known for her work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to recent hits Tangled and Frozen. She studied graphic design at the Ecole Superieure D’Arts Graphiques in Paris, France. Claire now lives in Venice Beach, California, with her husband and kids.
Principal Media Designer
Disney Imagineering (WDI)
Joe Herrington has been with The Walt Disney Company for 28 years after joining in 1981 as a Sound Designer creating soundtracks for numerous EPCOT attractions. For the past 15 years, he has created the soundtracks for Disney’s theme parks and attractions nationally and internationally.
Most recently Joe worked on Radiator Racers in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure where he rode the attractions over 800 times through construction, hot sun, rain storms and more to ensure all the sounds guests hear are just right. He is also known as one of the top Cowboy Poets in the country!
Joe will be giving a presentation called, “The Sound of Magic!”
For more information and to purchase tickets, please go here.