The Disney Times was established in December 2013 by Editor-in-Chief Samad Rizvi. Joining sister site The Pixar Times, this news site covers Disney and its films, theme parks, cruise line, merchandise and video game tie-ins, along with the culture that has developed since Walt Disney originated the company. There is a real passion in the staff about Disney that hopefully permeates in the writing and content presented to readers.
Samad Rizvi (Editor-in-Chief, Writer)
Samad is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Disney Times. He resides in Forest Hills, NY, where he is currently completing a doctorate in clinical psychology. His favorite films include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Vertigo, Back to the Future, Children of Men, Pan’s Labyrinth, and of course, Disney’s Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Fantasia, and The Lion King. If it were possible, he would reside in one of the nooks of Walt Disney World or Disneyland, or even a Disney cruise ship.
Jerrod Maruyama (Art Director, Writer)
Jerrod Maruyama is a freelance illustrator currently residing in Sacramento, CA. His passions include character design, animated films, Disneyland and all things cute. His artwork has appeared in galleries around the country, including the WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort.