Location: Market House, Main Street USA, Disneyland.
Don DaGradi started as a background painter at Walt Disney Studios in the mid-1930's. He quickly worked his way up, becoming Art Director for Disney's Dumbo and Production Designer for Sleeping Beauty. DaGradi also developed the color and styling for Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. The multi-talented artist was soon moved to the studio's Story Department. DaGradi co-wrote the script for the Academy Award winning Mary Poppins. He also wrote the story for the Disney animated feature, Lady and the Tramp, as well as the screenplays for Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks and The Love Bug.
Don DaGradi died August 4, 1991, in Friday Harbor, Washington. A few months later he was inducted as a Disney Legend in Animation & Film.