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Mr. Joe Rohde M.

Executive Designer and Vice President

The Walt Disney Company

HQ Phone: (818) 560-1000

Email: j***@***.com

Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Walt Disney Company

500 South Buena Vista St

Burbank, California 91521

United States

Company Description

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company. The Company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media. On Septembe ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Board Member
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

Board Member
National Fantasy Fan Club

Education

bachelor's degree
fine arts
Occidental College

bachelor's degree
fine arts
Occidental College in Los Angeles

Web References (199 Total References)


Disney Imagineering Creative Executive ...

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Disney Imagineering Creative Executive Joe Rohde joined "Avatar" producer Jon Landau on stage at a media event at Walt Disney World in April to discuss the work in progress.

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"Animal Kingdom is a place about the kind of realism that derives from those animals," Rohde said.
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Whether it's the language we created or the Nav'i cultures, working with Joe and his team who take the same pride in creating those details to create a real experience.
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Rohde did expand on the feel of the walkable world that's been in the works since 2011, although construction didn't begin until 2014.
"There's a very sophisticated bed of sound that sits under the landscape," he said. "There are huge animals moving in the distance. There are things for you to do to involve yourself with the culture, and of course there are the major attractions with astonishing flight across the planet on the back of a banshee and this beautiful, beautiful, beautiful musical journey into the bioluminescent forest which is just a stunning, stunning illusion."
"This is not merely a question of landscape, of planting," Rohde continued.
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"In the coming year, we will begin to show you the way in which this land is truly truly coming to life," Rohde said.


InPark Magazine – Disney and Lightstorm Executives Are Joined by Na’vi in Groundbreaking Ceremony for AVATAR-Themed Land

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Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA - Using Na'vi-inspired shovels and assisted by a Na'vi (photo illustration), (left to right) George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort; Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France; Tom Staggs, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; a Na'vi; Jon Landau, AVATAR Producer; Bruce Vaughn, chief creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering; and Joe Rohde, creative executive, Walt Disney Imagineering, pose Jan. 8, 2014 during the ceremonial groundbreaking of an AVATAR-inspired land at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.


"Rivers" is still in development and ...

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"Rivers" is still in development and there was a sizable crowd beyond our press group in the amphitheater to see the segment we were shown, which took inspiration from the Northern Lights - Disney creatives present included Disney's Animal Kingdom mastermind Joe Rohde (SVP Creative, Walt Disney Imagineering) who introduced "Rivers," as well as Michael Jung (VP, Theatrical Development, Walt Disney Imagineering).

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At a subsequent forum headed by Walt Disney Resorts Chair Bob Chapek, Rohde was joined by John Landau, COO of Lightstorm Entertainment to talk about Pandora, the land themed on the movie Avatar, set to open in 2017 at Disney's Animal Kingdom. (We sense synergy, as three Avatar movie sequels are now planned.) We were assured that the new land would meet expectation in its level of detail, realism and immersion.
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"It's not merely a question of landscape - Pandora is a place you will sense is alive, with indigenous people," said Rohde.


During a media sneak peek Tuesday ...

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During a media sneak peek Tuesday night, April 19, 2016, Joe Rohde, a veteran Imagineer at Disney Co., talks about the creative and technical challenges of launching the 'Rivers of Light Nighttime Experience' show, coming soon at Disney's Animal Kingdom. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)

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During a media sneak peek Tuesday night, April 19, 2016, Joe Rohde, a veteran Imagineer at Disney Co., talks about the creative and technical challenges of launching the 'Rivers of Light Nighttime Experience' show, coming soon at Disney's Animal Kingdom. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
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It's a natural placement, said Joe Rohde, Walt Disney Imagineering portfolio creative executive.
"For us, it's a long cycle before another film like that comes by ... so we want to find everything we can in that property that we can find a place for at Animal Kingdom," Rohde said.
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Rohde said.
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It's an exceedingly complicated job to assemble and balance them with each other," Rohde said.
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The additions have been considered for some time, said Rohde, one of the masterminds behind the park, which opened in 1998. Changes in lighting technology for the savanna are making it possible in 2016, he said.
"Without that being possible, you could not pull these other triggers," he said.


Kent Watson | PubWest

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Speaker: Joe Rohde, creative executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

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