222: Terri Hardin – The Original Mother of Dragons – Part 2

Terri Hardin – Imagineer, Puppeteer and Star Wars super-fan – joins us once again for a continuing incredible discussion on her life and career. She is the original Mother of Dragons – having brought La Taniere du Dragon in Disneyland Paris to life underneath Sleeping Beauty Castle. She is a sculptor and puppeteer, as well. Remember the terrifying “terror dog” in Ghostbusters which terrified you as a kid? Well, that’s her! Hear all about both on this episode.

Not only is she an imagineer, Terri Hardin had a huge collection of Star Wars one-sheet posters thanks to her persistence as a Star Wars super-fan as told on the previous episode. This was not just any collection. Her story about Steve Sansweet appraising her collection may surprise you.

Terri Hardin’s Career

Terri was noted in George Lucas’ biography Skywalking, worked with George Lucas and befriended Michael Jackson on Captain EO. Her career also includes sculpting and prepping the original Star Tours and Disneyland Paris (formerly EuroDisney) as it was being built. Her puppeteering can be seen in Ghostbusters and McDonald’s commercials. This lady is amazing. Connect with her here.

Also on this episode:

  • Happy Beeps from Christopher Marino
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs

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