Home Where Walt Disney was Born to be Preserved

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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

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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...]





AFI Fest Opening Night Gala Screening of “Saving Mr. Banks”

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The American Film Institute's annual celebration of artistic excellence held their Opening Night Gala at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood California on November 7, 2013.   Each year the AFI FEST, which is free to the public, hosts new movies from recognized film icons as well as new films from around the world by amateur talent.  AFI Fest which also hosts Red Carpet Premieres, began their week long festival by honoring Emma Thompson (starring as Author, P.L Travers) with her handprint - … [Read more...]





Disney’s Frozen Hits the Road with Ore-Ida

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen” kicks off a cross-country tour this week with Ore-Ida®, serving free treats to “Frozen” fans from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Featuring Ore-Ida hash browns and fries, activities, crafts, themed lunch boxes and other giveaways.“Frozen” hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013.“Inspired by Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf, and their story about the strength of family, the ‘Frozen’ food truck and Ore-Ida will be traveling coast to coast to bring families … [Read more...]





D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Event at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

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D23 unveiled a special exhibit Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives to honor the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. On October 16,1923, The Disney Brothers Studio was founded and the official contract was signed by Walter E. Disney and Roy O. Disney with M.J. Winkler to produce the series of animated shorts the “Alice Comedies”. To help celebrate this event D23 and the Disney Archives thought it best to honor Walt Disney by displaying the exhibit in the birthplace of Walt Disney … [Read more...]