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Presents a-plenty to be found at the Walt Disney Family Museum
Leo N. Holzer
So it's the time of seasonal giving and you're looking for something a bit unusual for that special Disney fan in your life. Photo by Mark Gibson. Courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum Nothing says Disney any better than items related in some way to "Walt and his life" and the Walt...
12 Dec 2010
Toon Thursday: How Disney's "Mickey and the Beanstalk" went from being a full length film to an animated featurette
Nancy and I were just watching "The Purdum Reel." Which is this Special Feature on the Blu-ray version of the Diamond Edition of Disney's " Beauty and the Beast ." Which hits store shelves yesterday. Concept art from the Richard Purdum version of "Beauty and the Beast."...
7 Oct 2010
Mything in Action: The Mouse is Mad ... and He's Got an Axe!
Have you seen Disney's new feature version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice ? Although the film has garnered largely favorable reviews, including this one , the Jerry Bruckheimer summer blockbuster hasn't quite stirred up the level of box office magic for which the studio had been hoping. Disney's...
3 Aug 2010
Disney animation fans rejoice, now that there’s more Moore on the market
He’s the Disney Legend who’s credited with changing the look of Mickey Mouse. The self-taught artist who took that rubber armed, pie-eyed rodent from the late 1920s / early 1930s and then turned him into the corporate symbol that we know & love today. He’s the man gave the Seven Dwarfs their appeal...
25 May 2010
“What’s Opera, Doc?” celebrates the marriage of animation and classical music
As the lights went down in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater this past Friday night, the curtain rose to reveal Leopold Stokowski taking the conductor’s stand in Fantasia . But the first notes of the evening were not from that 1940 classic feature. But – rather -- from the tinny, half-destroyed instruments...
17 May 2010
Disney conjures up a modern-day “Sorcerer’s Apprentice”
Leo N. Holzer
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...
27 Apr 2010
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