Herb Ryman

Born: Tuesday, June 28, 1910
Died: Friday, February 10, 1989


  • Concept Artist


  • Drew the first ever bird’s eye view sketches of the soon to be Disneyland (California).
  • Sketched numerous conceptual drawings for Sleeping Beauty Castle, Jungle Cruise, New Orleans Square, Pirates of the Caribbean, Main Street USA (Disneyland Paris).
  • Several attractions features at the 1964 New York World’s Fair and EPCOT.

Important projects:

  • Served as art director for animated classics such as “Fantasia” and “Dumbo”.
  • Developed the “Meet the World” attraction at Tokyo Disneyland.
  • Developed the “Hall of Presidents” at Walt Disney World.

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