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Wednesdays with Wade: Disneyland Fun Facts circa 1957
Anyone who has seen a Disney press event kit from the last two decades or so knows that one of the things usually slipped into the packet is a "fun facts" sheet. So that journalists can grab an interesting but quick information bite to include in their article or broadcast. These "fun facts" even pop...
14 Mar 2006
Wednesdays with Wade: Lillian Disney, the woman behind the man
Since March is " Women's History Month ," I thought I would use this column to spotlight the woman behind the legend, Lillian Disney . Lillian Disney, the widow of legendary animator and filmmaker Walt Disney, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday December 16th 1997. Lillian passed away at her home...
7 Mar 2006
Wednesdays with Wade: Save Oswald
Like many other Disney fans, I am excited that the Walt Disney Company has reacquired the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit . However, my joy is dampened somewhat by the fact that the Disney Company will probably never release a DVD with all the Disney Oswald cartoons. Starting a petition won't help...
21 Feb 2006
John Lasseter honored at 4th Annual VES Awards
If you're the kind of person who likes to sit in a movie theatre watching and reading as all the credits roll by, have I got an awards show for you! Last Wednesday, the Visual Effects Society (VES) held its fourth annual awards show at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California. The star-studded...
19 Feb 2006
Wednesdays with Wade: Oswald Comes Home
"When Bob (Disney president and CEO Robert Iger) was named CEO, he told me he wanted to bring Oswald back to Disney, and I appreciate that he is a man of his word," Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller said in a statement March 9th . "Having Oswald around again is going to be a lot of fun." Disney...
14 Feb 2006
Wednesdays with Wade: Comic art auction no laughing matter
It always amazes me how many key Disney historical artifacts are in the hands of private collectors. Perhaps it is for the best because Disney doesn't always treasure its history. I know of too many horror stories of Disney history being shredded or tossed in the dumpster simply because storage space...
7 Feb 2006
Wednesdays with Wade: Finding Epcot
"One of Epcot Center 's most ambitious projects is The Living Seas , the pavilion dedicated to man's relationship with the sea. The building itself, which conveys the organic feel of a huge shell, a monstrous wave, a palisade, sets the tone for the spectacle inside." Richard Beard, "Walt Disney's Epcot...
31 Jan 2006
Wednesdays with Wade: Farewell to Body Wars
With the closing of the "Wonders of Life" Pavilion, it is also means farewell to an attraction entitled "Body Wars." While I still dearly miss many of the attractions that have closed over the years from the "Submarine Voyage" to "Horizons," I won't miss "Body Wars." I haven't ridden it for years and...
24 Jan 2006
Wednesdays with Wade: Another Walt-based urban myth
This year will mark forty years since Walt Disney passed away. Walt was very, very human. He never graduated high school, chain smoked, had a terrible temper, constantly struggled with his finances and had many other qualities that would be considered typical human flaws. Yet, as the decades have slipped...
17 Jan 2006
Wednesdays with Wade: Ward Kimball -- The First Escapader?
What kind of man reads "Playboy"? Obviously a much different fellow than the one in the Fifties and Sixties where that was a catch phrase for Hugh Hefner's magazine. The answer, of course, was someone who lived the "Playboy Philosophy" as parodied in a fairly recent episode of "The Simpsons" where Bart...
10 Jan 2006
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