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  • Blog Post: Disneyland Alumni Club presents “55 Years of Music Magic”

    You’re a Disney fan, right? So I’m guessing that I don’t really need to explain the significance of the upcoming July 17 th to you. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved Which brings me to my next question: Where are you planning on spending Disneyland ’s 55 th anniversary? Disneyland...
  • Blog Post: Disney’s going Back to the Future with Winnie the Pooh

    Do you hear that loud beep-beep-beep noise coming from Burbank? That’s The Walt Disney Company backing up. Rapidly retreating from its earlier attempts to make the Winnie the Pooh characters seem hip, fashionable and contemporary. “Coming off of ‘ My Friends Tigger and Pooh ,’ we did a lot of research...
  • Blog Post: Why For does Howard Stark look like Walt Disney in “Iron Man 2” ?

    IronManFan236 sent in a question that was short & sweet: Did Marvel Studios deliberately make Howard Stark look like Walt in “ Iron Man 2 ” as a tribute / tip-of-the-hat to the Disney acquisition deal? Iron Man 2, the Movie: Copyright 2010 MVL Film Finance LLC. Iron Man, the character: TM & Copyright...
  • 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: Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke pops in on LA’s production of “Mary Poppins”

    This past Friday night, Anthony Lyn -- the director of the North American touring company of Disney & Cameron Mackintosh ’s “ Mary Poppins ” – strode onstage at LA’s Ahmanson Theatre and said that he had a few brief announcements to make before that performance could get underway. First of all, Lyn...
  • 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: You CAN make a difference by bringing along some canned goods to the D23 EXPO

    Well, a week from today, the Mouse-related madness begins. At 9 a.m. (8 a.m. if you’re a D23 member), the doors to the Anaheim Convention Center will open and the D23 EXPO will officially get underway. Now I know that a lot of people – when they first get to the EXPO – will immediately come down with...
  • Blog Post: After "the boys" bows big in the Bay Area, "the sherman brothers' story" gets ready for its Southern Californian debut

    Well, the reviews are in. And it appears that “ the boys: the sherman brothers’ story ” is one informative & entertaining documentary. On the heels of this film’s world premiere at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival , Dennis Harvey of Variety wrote that this “ … engaging docu draws...
  • Blog Post: Disney rarities to be screened tonight at Newport Beach Film Festival

    It's a fantasy that every animation fan has. First breaking into Disney's infamous vault and then screening all of those shorts that -- for one reason or another -- the Mouse has kept hidden away from view. Well, if tunneling under the walls of Walt Disney Studios sounds like too much work to you .....
  • Blog Post: Toon Tuesday: Disney's "The Aristocats" ... The Animated Series ?!

    Today, the "Special Edition" version of " The Aristocats " DVD goes on sale. Copyright 2008 Disney. All Rights Reserved And while it's hard to find fault with this 1970 Walt Disney Productions release itself (Which remains just as charming as ever. With Duchess the filthy rich feline falling for Thomas...
  • Blog Post: "Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering" looks to be worth the wait

    Are you familiar with the old adage that "Good things come to those who wait"? Well, Disneyana fans have been waiting a long time for " Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park ." And a lot of folks are now wondering why it's taking so long for this Disney Editions...
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