This short film was made by Walt Disney Productions for California Institute of the Arts in 1964,
seven years before its permanent campus opened in Valencia. Disney first presented the film at the Aug. 27 Hollywood
premiere of "Mary Poppins."
Like the blockbuster movie, in hindsight, some aspects of the short film proved to be fantasy a Hollywood Hills
location for the art college, a motion picture museum in Los Angeles but with the L.A. Music Center finally under construction (as seen here) and Los Angeles emerging as an important
cultural center, anything was possible. The vision and principles expressed in the film held true as the college
honed the skills and birthed the careers of some of the biggest names in modern film, music, theater, dance and visual arts.
Finally in November 2003, CalArts realized the 1964 vision of a permanent presence in downtown Los Angeles
with the opening of the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex.
Today (2012), California Institute of the Arts houses six schools Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater and offers
internationally acclaimed degree programs across the range of visual, performing, media and literary arts, and CalArts
leads the county-wide Community Arts Partnership (CAP) youth arts education program.