Episode 135 – Terri Hardin (Imagineer/Muppeteer), Part 2

Terri HardinToday, we continue with part 2 of a 3-part interview with legendary Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin, recorded in person in her studio. In part 1, Terri shared her first assignment in Imagineering (a Stories of the Magic exclusive), what Halloween was like at Walt Disney Imagineering, some advice for you—and me—if you want to work for Disney, becoming a Muppeteer, and more.


In this episode, Terri talks about…

  • Some of the other things she’s done and is doing that she’s particularly proud of, including the Foster Farms Chickens
  • The best place to learn forensic sculpting, and why she loved it so much
  • Being open to learning and being encouraged—and to doing that for others
  • What she’s done that she misses
  • Being a very passionate, straightforward person—including talking about a few movies she hates
  • Missing Marty Sklar and missing working with Tony Baxter
  • Being kind to people who love Walt Disney World or Disneyland, when you prefer the other one
  • The virtues of California, especially Southern California
  • After many rejections, how she finally got hired by Disney
  • A very special experience she had with her favorite singer

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