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Never mind about Emma Thompson playing P.L Travers. Did you hear about the time that this "Saving Mr. Banks" star was supposed to play Mary Poppins?
Given that one of the key scenes in " Saving Mr. Banks " is the Hollywood premiere of " Mary Poppins " (which was held on August 27, 1964 at Graumann's Chinese Theatre ), I thought that all of you movie trivia buffs out there might be interested to learn that the 49th anniversary...
16 Dec 2013
Huffington Post -- How Josh Gad almost missed out on the chance to voice Olaf the snowman for Disney "Frozen"
To be asked to participate in the first reading of a brand-new Disney animated feature was like a dream come true for Josh Gad. "You have to understand that -- when I was growing up -- I was absolutely obsessed with the animated films of Disney's Second Golden Age," Gad explained during...
2 Dec 2013
Remembering Diane Disney Miller (1933 - 2013)
If you're looking for someone to thank for two of Walt Disney's greatest triumphs -- Disneyland Park and " Mary Poppins " -- take a moment right now to think about the late Diane Disney Miller . Miller -- who passed away earlier today following complications from a fall -- played a...
19 Nov 2013
Huffington Post -- In honor of Mickey's 85th anniversary, check out this clip from Walt Disney Animation Studios newest short, "Get A Horse!"
Even though today is Mickey Mouse's 85th anniversary, this Disney icon looks like he hasn't aged a day. Especially if you watch this classic cartoon character capering in his newest ground-breaking theatrical short, " Get A Horse! " As you can see by the clip which accompanies today's...
18 Nov 2013
The Headless Horseman heads on out, expanding his turf beyond Walt Disney World for the 2013 Halloween season
You think -- what with all the attention that he's been getting lately -- you'd think that the Headless Horseman would have a bigger head. If he had a head, I mean. Copyright 2013 FOX and its related entities. All rights reserved To explain: Until relatively recently, if you were looking for...
28 Oct 2013
Huffington Post -- Mickey, meet Moe: How the Three Stooges influenced Disney's new Emmy Award-winning series of Mickey Mouse shorts
For decades now, Mickey Mouse has been the corporate symbol of The Walt Disney Company. Nice, safe and bland. But there are those at the Mouse House who remember when Disney's corporate symbol used to be really funny. To be specific, Eric Coleman -- the senior vice president of Original Series at...
19 Oct 2013
Countdown to Disney "Frozen" : How one simple suggestion broke the ice on the "Snow Queen" 's decades-long story problems
So how long has Walt Disney Animation Studios been trying to bring " The Snow Queen " to the big screen? Would you believe 70 years? Concept painting for the aborted Hans Christian Andersen bio pic that Walt Disney and Samuel Goldwyn once considered collaborating on. Copyright Disney Enterprises...
18 Oct 2013
From making her primetime debut on ABC's "Once Upon a Time" to Ms. Bell's brand-new hardcover history, teeny Tink is having a very big week
For those of you who are keeping tabs on which classic Disney characters have been popping up on ABC 's " Once Upon A Time ," this Sunday's episode really is a must-see. Why For? Well, since Emma & the crew from Storybrooke are wandering all over Neverland searching for Henry, who...
11 Oct 2013
Huffington Post -- "Remember Roy E. Disney" shines a spotlight on Walt's nephew, who saved The Walt Disney Company not once but twice
So it was Walt who dreamed up the Disney Company. And it was his older brother Roy O. who repeatedly found the funds necessary to turn Walt's dreams into reality. And it was Michael Eisner who took Disney when it was dead last in Hollywood (Out of the eight studios in town that were making movies...
24 Sep 2013
Disney Legend Rolly Crump shares even "More Cute Stories" about Disneyland Park on his new audio CD
All good things come to an end. That's what they say, anyway. So last year, when I got to the end of " It's Kind of a Cute Story " ( Bamboo Forest Publishing , November 2102), I have to admit that I was somewhat depressed. Copyright Bamboo Forest Publishing. All rights reserved Don't...
28 Aug 2013
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