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  • Blog Post: "He was always grandpa" : The Miller children recall Walt Disney

    Family togetherness and memories of shared experiences to last a lifetime ... those are at the heart of Walt Disney's many creations - from cartoon characters and heart-warming movies that have entertained generations to Disneyland, which has delighted guests between the ages of 2 and 102 since opening...
  • Blog Post: "Back to Space-Con" goes where no one has gone before

    Gene Roddenberry 's " Star Trek " is often admired for its appeal to the fans. Who can blame them? Looking back to the times when the show first aired, there was a great deal of uncertainty in our lives. The USA was fighting an increasingly unpopular conflict in Southeast Asia. Racial tensions...
  • Blog Post: Former Disney CEO Ron Miller recalls his own "TRON" legacy

    Without " TRON ," there wouldn't be " TRON: Legacy ," and without former Disney CEO and producer Ron Miller , "TRON" may have never been made. Writer/director Steven Lisberger 's "TRON" project had been rejected by at least three other studios before he...
  • Blog Post: Walt Disney Family Museum celebrates Disneyland's 55th anniversary - Part I

    Wow, July 16-18 was quite a weekend for Disney fans marking the 55th anniversary of Disneyland 's opening. In addition to all of the events at the parks in Anaheim and elsewhere, there were special talks Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Walt Disney Family Museum in The Presidio of San Francisco...
  • Blog Post: Jake Gyllenhaal was game for all the challenges he faced while filming Disney’s “Prince of Persia”

    “ Super Mario Bros. ,” “ Doom ," “ Resident Evil: Apocalypse ." The battleground for films based on video games is littered with the corpses of artistic and commercial flops. Even Angelina Jolie couldn’t save “ Lara Croft - Tomb Raider ,” although that’s considered among the best in a pretty mediocre...
  • Blog Post: Disney conjures up a modern-day “Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

    For several generations, Disney’s “ Sorcerer’s Apprentice ” has been best known as one of the most famous sequences in animation and for its iconic image of Mickey Mouse . But Nicolas Cage , director Jon Turteltaub and producer Jerry Bruckheimer may soon change all that, especially among younger movie...
  • Blog Post: “Flynn Lives” fanatics disrupt ENCOM product announcement in San Francisco

    Remember how I said that Walt Disney Pictures was going to stage a stunt at WonderCon 2010 that would then top that “Flynn’s Arcade” thing that the Studio set up at Comic Con last July? Well, the Mouse delivered in spades this past Friday night. The Blue Parrot had a front row seat for this “ TRON Legacy...
  • Blog Post: Going gallery-by-gallery through the Walt Disney Family Museum: Part III

    Picking up where we left off with Part II of this series : The Walt Disney Family Museum opened on October 1st in San Francisco ’s historic Presidio . The $110 million museum explores the life, family, and accomplishments of Walt Disney, the man, in an attempt to restore the “Walt” to “Walt Disney.”...
  • Blog Post: Going gallery-by-gallery through the Walt Disney Family Museum: Part I

    Walt Disney acknowledged that the name “Disney” had become a thing, a genre, an entity separate from himself. By Walt’s design, he had become was a character, a front man for a grander idea. Many of you remember seeing Mr. Disney on television pitching some amazing story about Disneyland , that latest...
  • Blog Post: "Walt & El Grupo" looks back at Disney's Latin American adventure

    The loss of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and the birth of Mickey Mouse in 1928. The creation and release of “ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ” in 1937. The development of Disneyland and its opening in 1955. All of these were important and challenging periods for Walt Disney and his company. But there was...
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