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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
Everything old is new again with Disney Television Animation's Mickey Mouse shorts and "Get A Horse!"
Have you been watching these new Mickey Mouse shorts that the folks at Disney Television Animation recently began producing? The seventh in this series -- "GASP!" --- debuted on the Disney Channel this past Friday. And while I know that there are some animation experts & Disney purists...
5 Aug 2013
Were Michael Jackson & Mickey Mouse actually supposed to team up for a music video back in the 1980s? Profiles in History has the proof
Just a quick heads-up to all you animation & theme park history buffs out there: Profiles in History is holding an animation art auction on Wednesday, July 31st that you really don't want to miss. Copyright 2013 Profiles in History. All rights reserved Joseph Maddalena and his PIH team always...
30 Jul 2013
Jim Korkis & "Mary Poppins" make for a practically perfect night at the movies at Detroit's Redford Theatre
It was the phone call that Walt Disney had never expected to receive. Tony & Emmy Award-winner Julie Harris was on the line. She had just portrayed Queen Victoria in a very well-received Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Laurence Housman 's "Victoria Regina." And the morning after...
10 Jul 2013
"Disney Pins On Wings" exhibit one of the high points of the National Museum of the United States Air Force
Hey, gang! My apologies for JHM being light on content these past few days. But over the weekend, I was out in Ohio at Dayton Disneyana . Which is this two day-long event presented by the Plane Crazy Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club . Photo by Jim Hill Disney historian Jim Korkis and I gave a couple...
3 Jul 2013
Bob Iger and Disney Studio veterans pay tribute to Annette Funicello during soundstage naming / dedication ceremony
There's a perhaps-apocryphal story that's often told about Annette Funicello & Walt Disney. This one starts out back in the Spring of 1955 when the Studio has almost completed casting " The Mickey Mouse Club ." But they're still looking for that one special kid to round out...
26 Jun 2013
Disney's "Get A Horse!" to be screened next Tuesday at Annecy Animation Festival
Hey, guys! Check out this cool poster for Walt Disney Animation Studios , "Get A Horse!" Just so you know, this never-before-seen short is making its world debut at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. And to quote the WDAS press release that I received earlier this morning, "Get...
6 Jun 2013
Gabriella Calicchio resigns as CEO of The Walt Disney Family Museum
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After great success during her tenure as chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Family Museum -- in building attendance, increasing the profile of the Museum in the community, recruiting key staff, developing exhibition and public engagement programs and a five year strategic plan -- Gabriella Calicchio...
29 May 2013
Huffington Post -- Is Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Get A Horse!" something old, something new or something inbetween?
Toon fans and film historians just don't know what to make of Walt Disney Animation Studios ' " Get a Horse! " There's a real air of mystery surrounding this animated short. The fact that it's done in black-and-white, features rubber-hose, pie-eyed versions of classic Disney...
28 Apr 2013
"Disney U" features many informative & hilarious stories about how things really work behind-the-scenes at the Mouse House
Did you need a distraction from all of the sad news coming out of Boston tonight? I know that I do. Which is why -- rather than watch that footage of the explosion at the marathon's line yet again -- I picked up a copy of Doug Lipp 's terrific tome, " Disney U: How Disney University develops...
15 Apr 2013
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