Roger E. Broggie

Born: Thursday, October 22, 1908
Died: Monday, November 4, 1991


  • Mechanical Engineer


  • Walt Disney’s original Imagineer.
  • Developed and constructed the prototype of Audio Animatronics technology.

Important projects:

  • Installed the complicated ‘multiplane’ camera animation equipment at the Walt Disney Animation Studios.
  • Created special effects for such films as ’20.000 Leagues Under the Sea’.
  • Oversaw the development of the ‘Disneyland Railroad’, the ‘Disneyland Monorail’ and the ‘Matterhorn Bobsleds’.
  • Created ‘Circle-Vision 360’, a motion picture format with screens that completely surround the audience.

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