Top 10 Disney Songs

Who doesn't love Disney music? Not only does Disney produce some of the best animated films of all time, but they also produce some fantastic tunes that have often rivaled top songs on the music charts and taken home Oscars! However, there are so many Disney songs that it's difficult to pick a favorite or even remember them all. Well, today's list is attempting to tackle the enormous catalogue of Disney music to bring you the Top 10. Not an easy task, I assure you, but a fun one! Let's … [Read more...]




Wednesday with Walt: No Beans About It!

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Walt Disney believed that if you live right, good things just happen. I believe this is true also. Sometimes a tough trial in one way manifests into a positive blessing in another way. There is a great example of this from early in Walt's life.Things weren't always good for Walt. In fact, there were periods in his life when he was extremely poor. Sometimes  if Walt's older brother, Roy, hadn't heard from him in a while, he would drop Walt a note that would say that he thought he might need a … [Read more...]




Wednesday with Walt: What’s My Line?

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My guess is that most of our Chip & Company readers will not remember original airings of a game show called, “What's My Line?” Contrary to my soon-to-be- grandmother status, I never saw an original airing of the first episodes either. “What’s my Line?” was a panel game show which originally ran in the U.S. from 1950 to 1967. It has the distinction of being the longest-running game show in the history of prime time network television in the U.S. Some of you might remember the syndicated … [Read more...]




First Look: Pixar’s Planes Teaser Trailer

Here is the first look at Pixar's "Planes" direct to DVD movie scheduled to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD in Spring 2013.PLANES will introduce an entirely original and hilarious crew of daredevils from every corner of the globe and draws inspiration from the immensely popular Disney/Pixar’s CARS world.“We had such a great time exploring the world of ‘Cars’ over the course of two films, so it seemed only natural for us to see where our imaginations would take us in a film where planes … [Read more...]




Madame Leota: Imagineer Leota Toombs Thomas

The late Leota Toombs Thomas, longtime Walter Elias Disney (WED—now Walt Disney Imagineering) employee, model builder, costumer, and Imagineer, is best known as the disembodied spirit of Madame Leota in Disneyland’s and Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion attraction. Not long ago, I chatted with her former sister-in-law and my very dear friend, Joann Loughlin, who graciously shared her memories of this special relative.Leota began working for Walt Disney at a very young age, perhaps around … [Read more...]