Thanks to the ever growing and changing digital age, your office is more than likely wherever there’s a computer and wifi. You can go wherever you need as long as you’re still connected to your digital tools, but life wasn’t always like that. Back in the day, to get work done you usually had to sit at a desk, in an office, and couldn’t spend your all day scrolling aimlessly through the internet — mostly just because the internet didn’t exist back then.
We can probably correctly assume that the work hours of yesteryear were a *bit* more productive than they are now, and Walt Disney is the prime example of that. Back in the 1960s, he wasn’t just running a working film and animation studio, but also theme park and overseeing all sorts of amazing (and super retro) Disney merchandise. Walt actually had so much work to do, and so much needed to be done, that he had two offices at his disposal.
One was a more formal office and the other is what Walt considered his “working” office. The space was originally designed to be a conference room, but Walt found that having people in and out of his “real” office all day was leaving it too messy for him. So, Walt Disney being Walt Disney, converted the space into an area where he could meet with with the writers and animators behind our favorite Disney classics.
And did you know that you can actually visit Walt’s office? It’s been recently recreated down to the detail of how Walt used to keep it once upon a time. However, if getting to the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California isn’t exactly in the cards right now, the upcoming release of Lady and the Tramp offers us a glimpse into what went on when Walt went to work, and just how messy it used to get.
HelloGiggles has an exclusive look and the space above, and you can catch a full tour of the office when Lady and the Tramp hits Digital on February 20th and on Blu-ray on February 27th.