Hollywood icon and Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke to appear at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn

Chip and Co. has an awesome article all about Walt's Barn, and recently, I was very lucky to co-host an interview with Cathy, a representative from the barn. Now it seems the barn is in the Disney hot news once again! Dick Van Dyke, Disney Legend and star, will be making a rare public appearance at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn on Sunday March 16th from 11am – 3pm. Mr. Van Dyke is scheduled to appear on behalf of the Carolwood Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to Walt Disney’s … [Read more...]

Saving Mr. Banks Arrives On Blu-Ray And DVD March 18th!

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson tell the backstory of one of Disney’s most beloved films –Mary Poppins – in this heartwarming film. Hanks plays the role of Walt Disney – who is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his daughters to make P.L. Travers’ (played by Thompson) book into a big screen featureTravers proves to be a hard sell – and is stubborn to a fault, until Disney is able to eventually dig deeper and use his own past to help discover Travers’ fears, and allow them to work … [Read more...]

D23 Celebrates Disney’s Contributions to The World’s Fair in the Spring 2014 Issue

 The 1964–65 World’s Fair in New York celebrated a time of optimism, growth, and progress. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club captures all the excitement of this epic event in the Spring issue of its publication, Disney twenty-three. The Fair, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, marked the creation of landmark Disney technology, music, and attractions including it’s a small world, Audio-Animatronics technology, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and the Carousel of … [Read more...]

Dapper Day Spring 2014 Schedule Released

Remember Dapper Day at Walt Disney World? Well, it's back in full fashion for spring 2014! We've got your dates and the official list of "unofficial" events right here at Chip & Co! If you don't know what Dapper Day is or don't know what to wear, be sure to read all the way to the bottom for links to more information! MAGIC KINGDOM, WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT, SUNDAY MARCH 9, 2014 Here is a schedule of suggested activities: 3pm THE LIBERTY BELLE BON VOYAGE Meet at the boat landing in … [Read more...]

Walter E. Disney Quotes

During this hectic time of year, we can all take a moment to slow down and just enjoy some inspiration from a great storyteller! I've assembled some of my favorite Walt Disney's greatest lines below. Feel free to leave a comment or two of your favorite(s) and over time we'll update this posting.Let's start with one of my favorites. It's so brilliantly true. However, we often need to be reminded:"I only hope we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse."Then … [Read more...]

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Review

The journey to making 'Mary Poppins', one of the most popular Disney movies all time, was a very bumpy road. It took Walt Disney twenty years to convince PL Travers to sign the rights away to her beloved character, but little did he know, she was selling a lot more than just the rights to her book. She was selling herself, her family, and a part of her past, and didn't want to see it turned into a mockery. At least, that's what 'Saving Mr. Banks', Disney's newest live action film about the … [Read more...]

Special Limited Engagement of Saving Mr. Banks Sold Out

 A special limited engagement viewing of Disney's Saving Mr. Banks which was offered to fans a few weeks ago is completely SOLD out.   With the movie out in select theaters, beginning December 13 and world wide, beginning December 20th,  the price of the $50 ticket, would allow movie goers the privilege of an early viewing in one of the state of the art theaters inside the Walt Disney Studios. In addition, to the movie preview, a tour of the famous lot is also included.  The tour "A … [Read more...]

Saving Mr. Banks Press Conference

On a recent Friday morning, I drove over to the famous Beverly Hills Hotel for the Saving Mr. Banks Press Conference. As I pulled into the valet , I had a sudden feeling of deja vu. I have had the opportunity of visiting the hotel on many occasions with out of town visitors on sightseeing tours. However, this was the first time, after seeing Saving Mr. Banks that I returned. For a brief moment, I fully expected P.L. Travers to come walking out the front doors.Once inside I secured what I … [Read more...]

Home Where Walt Disney was Born to be Preserved

The house where Walt Disney and his brother Roy were born, in Chicago, is being preserved. It was sold to a California Couple who says they are going to make it an historic landmark.The home is located in the Hermosa neighborhood, at 2156 N. Tripp Ave. They plan to turn the home into a historical site, museum and community resource "with the mission of enhancing and exploring childhood creativity."The home was built by Disney’s father in 1893. They lived there until Walt was around 4 … [Read more...]

Saving Mr. Banks Movie Screening

Saving Mr. Banks, Movie Media Screening was held in the Animation Building at the Walt Disney Studios.  Walking through the halls, I was so excited to see the beautiful pictures decorating the walls.   From Snow White to Frozen, there was art representing every movie ever made.  The sheer beauty of these works literally took my breath away.  Continuing through the building, I was surrounded by this feeling of awe.   This  was where Walt Disney and so many greats walked the halls and created … [Read more...]