There is a moment right before sleep turns to dream, a moment that occurs within every head. In that moment, a door appears. Just a door, an ordinary door, nothing special. Most never notice the door, and of those who do, many ignore it. There are some, however, who possess some spark, no matter how small, and they notice and they open the door. Those few, those lucky few get to visit a magical place known to them as Fantasia.
Many years ago a door appeared in the center of Fantasia’s capitol city. The residents, or Fantasians as they called themselves, drew near, having never before seen such a sight and there was plenty they had seen. Fantasians watched as the door opened and a man walked through. A sigh of relief rippled through the crowd as they recognized Mr. Walt Disney.
Mr. Disney, though a lot of Fantasians called him Walt or Uncle Walt, had visited Fantasia several times, becoming over time a popular visitor and friend. After approaching and shaking Walt’s hand, Mickey Mouse, President of Fantasia, led him away to his office in the capitol building. Once the door was shut and both were seated, Walt began to explain the reasoning behind his most unusual visit.
It was a business proposition. Walt and his brother Roy were looking to start an animation company and were looking for some actors to be part of a new shorts series about a girl named Alice. Mickey nodded, having viewed a lot of Walt’s drawings and even possessed a couple himself. Smiling, he agreed but with one condition. Safety of Fantasia was key. Mickey would allow Walt to hire actors for his projects, but every effort would need to be made to keep Fantasia secret. An agreement was reached, hands shook and a partnership was formed.
In the 90 years since that day, the partnership flourished and Fantasia changed drastically. More studios sought permission to hire performers, buildings rose sky high and company buildings for each studio appeared near the capitol building. The doors that connected the two worlds were hidden deep within the studio vaults. Those doors remained unknown to the outside world until 2 young thieves located that original door within the Disney Vault.