[Audio] Locally-raised guy helping Disney win a bunch of Oscars; Humboldt’s last week of news

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week: A guy from Humboldt has worked as a lighting artist on a bunch of Oscar-winning movies. Most recently you can see Logan Gloor holding an Academy Award for “Zootopia.” He’s also helped Disney win Oscars for “Life of Pi,” “Frozen,” and “Big Hero 6.”

“Don’t drop it,” he said when asked what goes through his mind every time he’s held one of the gold-plated awards. “They are heavy and easily scratched.”

According to the Times Standard Gloor was born in Eureka and graduated from McKinleyville High School in 2003. His parents still live here.

For the podcast the lighting artist shares a bit about how he landing his job with Disney, how Humboldt influenced him, and how the director of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” created a caricature of him.

Before working for Disney, Gloor contributed his expertise to films such as “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “The A-Team.”

The story begins at 7:11.

Also covered: A guy just waltzes in and out of a burning house, free dreadlocks, frightening hammer time on the Arcata plaza, free vendor booth space for the “Finding Bigfoot” series finale, a new Sheriff in town soon, an eye on crime, rehab possibilities, sex crimes, health code violations at a Chinese food place, a new bowling alley owner, a tasty sauce, and more.

 

Logan Gloor holding an Oscar for “Zootopia,” submitted

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6 comments

  • Wow nice going,once again HUMBOLDT rules.AWSOME JOB LOGAN!!!🏆

  • I like Humboldt County. I like people doing good and productive things. I like positive news.
    If only we can do more of the same in all of our communities. We can if we try. A lot of little ripples in the pond can add up to a really big deal.

  • I concur with you completely G MA .You are so talented Logan your family and friends must be so proud .

  • Yes I was, and thank you so much ,for your kind thought s my son assaulted me with a deadly weapon ,and still no charges from the DA yet ,and I was attack ed by my meth ,cocaine ,inraged psycho son methamphetamine has claimed another one all there is for him in his future is jail still no justice for me I stand guard 24/7 4 fear of him coming back. And yes I am getting restraining order, and this all happened March 28th 2017

  • Oh my,I’m so sorry. I know about meth,and the black tar,etc. I lost my cousin to a cocktail overdose. I tried to help him before he got lost in that dark place. I’m sorry I couldn’t help him but maybe your son can be saved! Please get well fast and remember the restraining order is just paper. You definitely need protection. Big mean junk yard dog. Please.take care. I’ll be praying for all of you

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