‘A Walk In The Park’ with Rolly Crump


This article comes to us from WDW Prince. Paul was able to get some insider exclusive information he wanted to pass onto us.Roland Fargo Crump is a true Disney legend. In fact, he is a certified legend with his own window on Main Street in Disneyland. One of the original Disney Imagineers to work closely with Walt Disney, Rolly was directly involved with the design of attractions such as It’s A Small World, Haunted Mansion and Enchanted Tiki Room. His career with Disney spans over 40 … [Read more...]

Big changes coming to Disney California Adventure

This exciting news comes to us from Sarah Tully at the OC Register.Disney California Adventure plans to temporarily close corridors, shut down stores and stop its parade as crews work on a major, $1 billion overhaul of the theme park.Disney next year will start finishing major projects of the five-year, park makeover, which is set to be completed in 2012. New jobs are set to begin in early January, said John McClintock, a Disneyland Resort spokesman. Click on the photo to see a … [Read more...]

Video: Walt Disney Remixes – Mars, Moon and Space


A few Walt Disney Remixes for your Friday evening. Very Cool.Let us know what you think in the comment section below.Journey to the Red Planet with Walt Disney as your guide. This never-before-seen video remixes rare retro footage from Disney's imaginative 1957 "Mars and Beyond" TV program.Lift-off to lunar orbit with Walt Disney. This never-before-seen video remixes rare retro footage from Disney's ground-breaking 1955 "Man and the Moon" TV program.3, 2, 1...Blast … [Read more...]

Attitude is everything…or “A Spoonful of Sugar”


Much has been made of the negotiations between Disney and the services union, so I’m not going to get into that discussion very much.  However, I would like to add my own perspective to how I approach things that I don’t like but need to do for my job.The other day I was driving to pick up my daughter from school, listening to one of my favorite Disney related playlists on my iPod – the music of the Sherman Brothers.  I was thinking at the time about how things are kind of crazy for a lot of … [Read more...]

Disney Classic Coming to Bluray March 1st 2011 – Bambi Diamond Edition


The Walt Disney Studios proudly announces the addition of BAMBI to its coveted, cutting-edge Blu-ray™ Diamond Collection line-up of Disney’s greatest animated-classics. Released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, BAMBI Diamond Edition features the loveable and adorable wide-eyed fawn and his forest friends in Blu-ray high-definition on March 1, 2011.The Diamond Edition debut of BAMBI, Walt’s fifth full-length animated classic, is an endearing tale about a young prince of the … [Read more...]

DVD Review: Walt & El Grupo


Walt & El Grupo is finally on DVD and this is every Disney geek's dream film.Directed by Theodore Thomas, this film is an important look at a singular year and event which defined a Studio, a man, his artists and the direction of the company. Frank Thomas, one of Disney's Nine Old Men and an artist on the trip was Theodore's father. Theodore also directed the wonderful film Frank & Ollie about his dad and fellow animator Ollie Johnston.In 1941, Walt was reeling from the … [Read more...]

Disney “Characters” Taking Over Twitter


Recently I've become a total Twitter monster. I can't stop tweeting, and I can't stop reading other people's tweets. It's fun to see what strangers are thinking! (Such as the "What the...?" tweets floating around about the World Cup being hosted in Qatar for 2022.)Not all of the profiles on Twitter are random strangers or business trying to gain more followers as well as inform the public about their company's latest news. Some Disney fans have created Twitter profiles to represent figures … [Read more...]

Meeting your favorite Disney Celebrity

John Lasseter

This just might be the cry for the Disney fan of the Millennium. Back in the 1900’s though, the Disney fan wanted to meet… Walt Disney of course! And we have all read of many first-hand experiences of those who actually realized their dream. But likely, if you are a modern-day Disney fan, you never got to meet the man in person.I’m in this group. Walt Disney died just one year after I was born. So I ‘met’ Walt for the first time on television as the Wonderful World of Color played on Sunday … [Read more...]

One of my best Disney Treasures: My 1928 Mickey Mouse Jacket


In the year 2000, my wife to be Cindy and I went down to Florida with my parents so that Cindy could meet my Grandparents. While we were down there, we arranged to spend two days on July 3rd and 4th and go over to Walt Disney World. We had a great time, and Disney magic was evident in full force for those two days. You see, despite it being the 4th of July holiday, the parks weren’t that crowded, and it was also Cindy’s first visit to Disney.On August 11th, Cindy and I were married; we … [Read more...]

Happy 82nd Birthday to Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is arguably the most famous of the Disney cartoon characters. Making his debut in "Steamboat Willie" at the Colony Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1928, Mickey went on to star in over 120 different cartoons. He also starred in "The Mickey Mouse Club" television show of the 1950s.Mickey Mouse's original drawings used circles for his head, body and ears. 1939's "The Pointer" saw a bold, new design for Mickey as his body became more pear-shaped … [Read more...]