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  • Blog Post: Southern California gears up for four full days of Disney-related fun

    You know, I kind of feel sorry for all of you Disneyana fans who live out in the Los Angeles area. Why For? Because starting tomorrow ... There are so many Mouse-related events going on in & around Southern California that it will literally be impossible to attend them all. Want proof? Okay then...
  • Blog Post: Forty years of cataloguing, preserving and protecting the Magic

    The summer of 1970 wasn’t exactly a time when Walt Disney Studios was covering itself with cinematic glory. By that I mean, its big new release for the summer movie-going season was that utterly forgettable Don Ameche – Robert Morse Aquacomedy, “ The Boatniks .” Copyright 1970 Walt Disney Productions...
  • Blog Post: Crowds come out for the NFFC-Disneyana Fan Club’s Heritage Luncheon and Show & Sale

    Light Buzzyear just sent me an e-mail that reads: I really enjoyed yesterday’s story about Dick Van Dyke and Dick Sherman making appearances at that performance of the “Mary Poppins” musical. I wish that I could do what you do. Get to see my Disney heroes in action like that. Well, if you’re serious...
  • Blog Post: Leonard Maltin to receive the first-ever NFFC-Disneyana Fan Club Heritage Award

    For a guy who spends much of his time among the stars (the Hollywood kind, anyway), author and film historian Leonard Maltin is surprisingly down-to-earth. Which is why – when Leonard and I chatted on the phone yesterday about how he’d been selected to receive the very first NFFC-Disneyana Fan Club Heritage...
  • Blog Post: NFFC – Disneyana Fan Club members make merry with the Mouse

    Did you manage to make it to last week’s NFFC – Disneyana Fan Club Disney World Holiday Extravaganza? If not, you missed out on some primo fan events. Like what? Well, how about a private screening of “ The Princess & The Frog .” Which featured an appearance by artists & animators from Premise...
  • Blog Post: 17,000 nights at the movies with Leonard Maltin

    You'd think that -- when the very first edition of " Leonard Maltin 's Movie Guide" was published back in 1969 -- that this then-18-year-old film historian would have been terribly proud of his first published work. Well, think again. "To be honest, I was embarassed by the book," Maltin admitted in a...
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