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  • Blog Post: Making his Marc: "Art of Marc Davis" exhibit to open at Walt Disney Family Museum next month, "Walt Disney's Renaissance Man" to be published this Fall

    Today, March 30th, marks the 101st anniversary of Marc Davis ' birth and, with two upcoming events, it looks like 2014 is going to be as remarkable as 1993. When Marc, at age 80, had a six-week exhibition of his very personal artwork at The Howard Lowery Gallery in Burbank, Calif. Copyright Disney...
  • Blog Post: The Folks Who do it Right: The Tokyo Disney Resort at Halloween

    At heart I'm just a kid, and one of the things I most look forward to every year is trick or treating with my young daughter. The first year we took her out, age 2, I realized how much I had missed it. Seems silly, doesn't it? One of the nice things about having a child is that you get to reclaim...
  • 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: "Disney's A Christmas Carol" train begins nationwide promotional tour

    Let’s say you have a big picture planned for the 2009 holiday season . One that not launches a brand-new hi-tech production arm at your studio but also renews your company’s relationship with one of Hollywood’s top hitmakers . You’d need something big to signify an event like that, right? Something of...
  • Blog Post: Cast of "The Little Mermaid" wows crowd at the World of Disney

    "I wanna be where the people are ..." Earlier this week, where the people were was NYC's World of Disney . This past Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of musical theatre fans crammed into that 5th Avenue flagship ... Photo by Chris Barry ... So that they could then be on hand for a very special event. You...
  • Blog Post: Disney honors its own at the 2007 Legends induction ceremony

    In a town that's known for its glitz & glamor (as well as for giving out far too many awards to people who really don't deserve recognition), the Disney Legends is a really nice change of pace. Photo by Brian Gaughan Held three weeks ago today, this year's induction ceremony was such a low key, classy...
  • Blog Post: When the Muppeteers were fretting about the Mouse

    After reading Jim Hill's recent article regarding The Muppet Holding Company's auditions for new puppeteers, it sparked some memories from my days working at Jim Henson Productions. As I've said in previous articles , my time at Henson was short but eventful. One thing that was shaping up...
  • Blog Post: Straight from Disney's drawing board: The retro Mickey radio

    When it comes to merchandise, the Mouse Factory churns out some pretty nice stuff, don't you think? Like all of those great limited edition pieces that the nice folks at DisneyDirect.com created for Disneyland's 50th. Those were cool, weren't they? But sometimes -- no matter how cool an idea...
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