Disney Versus: Animation Studios

Snow White

In 1937 the world of animation changed. A man named Walt Disney launched an 84 minute ‘cartoon’ called Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and in so doing, started a war that continues to this day!Of course, the war took some time to really get going. For decades, no other studio was able to compete with Disney’s level of character animation and artistic execution. Many tried, but I challenge you to remember any of the earliest efforts!It looked like the medium of feature-length animation … [Read more...]

Disney Data Center Coming to NC

Walt Disney Company logo

Interesting news for us Disney Bloggers here in NC. This news story broke on the Shelby Star. According to the deed, Disney is already on its way to Kings Mountain in the form of a data center near U.S. 74.On Tuesday, city council agreed seeking two grants, totaling $60,000, to help make Project Roosevelt a reality.Some say Project Roosevelt, which city and county officials have said is a data center project, is in fact an alias for the Disney data center.The two grants seek … [Read more...]

Treasures Of The Walt Disney Archives Returns To The D23 Expo, Showcasing More Than 80 Years Of Disney History


D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and the Walt Disney Archives are proud to announce the return of the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit to the D23 Expo. During the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, August 19-21, 2011, the 12,000-square-foot exhibit, which has doubled in size since the 2009 Expo, will give fans unprecedented access and insight into more than eight decades of Disney history.The expansive exhibit will showcase the crown jewels of the Walt Disney Archives … [Read more...]

Wednesday with Walt: The Gift of Mentorship

Me and Josh with Eeyore

"A lot of young people think the future is closed to them, that everything has been done. This is not so. There are still plenty of avenues to be explored." - Walt DisneyNext week, my baby boy will graduate from high school. This is a bitter-sweet time for me as I realize that the long chapter in my life of raising three children is coming to an end. Still, I look forward to what he will become and how he has his whole future ahead of him to make of it what he will. Feeling so nostalgic of … [Read more...]

I love this site – The Monorail Society

WDW Monorail Black

Picture a world where every major city had a rapid transit system of the future. Walt Disney did just that as he envisioned the technology of the Monorail being utilized in place of light rail or car or bus transportation.He even campaigned for this in political circles, but his untimely death ended this dream, and the monorail's future. At least, for the most part, in North America. But in other parts of the world, the monorail is alive and well, and flurishing! With commercially viable … [Read more...]