Tag: Walt Disney Studios

60 Years of Disneyland – Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

60 Years of Disneyland – Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

| March 17, 2014 | Reply

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin opened in Disneyland’s Toontown on January 26, 1994,  a year after the area opened, and the Tokyo Disneyland version opened on April 15, 1996. Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin was the first dark ride built at Disneyland in over a decade  and the first Disney attraction where the rider can [...]

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A Brit’s Perspective – Touring London Disney Style

A Brit’s Perspective – Touring London Disney Style

| January 22, 2014 | 4 Replies

Despite living in or close to London for most of my life I haven’t ever really acted like a tourist visiting common locations such as the Tower of London or Buckingham Palace. To rectify this I’ve decided to explore more of what’s in my backyard, starting with a Disney Tour of London. So join me [...]

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Saving Mr. Disney and his Birthplace Home – An Exclusive interview with Dina Benadon & Brent Young

Saving Mr. Disney and his Birthplace Home – An Exclusive interview with Dina Benadon & Brent Young

| January 2, 2014 | Reply

Last week we posted a story about the new owners of Walt Disney’s Chicago birthplace home and their efforts to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter for the restoration. In addition to the amazing giveaways offered with each level of donation, they are offering our readers and listeners a special giveaway.  Here are the details.  We caught [...]

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Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Review: “Saving Mr. Banks”

and | December 19, 2013 | 4 Replies

This weekend, Disney fans across the country will be able to see one of the most-anticipated films of the year: Saving Mr. Banks. The film tells the story of Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers, played by Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, during the development of the film adaptation of Mary Poppins. While doing so, [...]

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Preview: “Frozen” – Disney’s 53rd Animated Feature

Preview: “Frozen” – Disney’s 53rd Animated Feature

| November 13, 2013 | 1 Reply

Walt Disney Animation has been on a hot streak since 2010. With hits like Tangled, Winnie the Pooh and Wreck-It Ralph, the studio has figured out the same formula that Pixar used to produce movies that are not only successful at the box office, but also of the highest quality. Frozen, the 53rd animated feature from Walt Disney Animation [...]

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Dave Bossert Remembers Roy E. Disney

Dave Bossert Remembers Roy E. Disney

| November 11, 2013 | 1 Reply

On January 10, 2010, at Roy Edward Disney’s memorial service at the El Capitan Theatre, Roy’s widow, Leslie DeMeuse Disney said, “You couldn’t help but love Roy. He was all of us. He was so much like us. He never put anybody below him. He was always your equal no matter what you did with [...]

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The Walt Disney Hyperion Studios, 1929 – 1939, The Foundation of an Empire

The Walt Disney Hyperion Studios, 1929 – 1939, The Foundation of an Empire

| July 28, 2013 | Reply

The name Hyperion is well-known to Disney fans. It is the book-publishing division of the Walt Disney Company and the monorail in Disney California Adventure Park travels across the Hyperion Bridge as it speeds past the Buena Vista Street entrance. However, Disney fans may not know the significance of the name Hyperion in Disney history. On a [...]

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Windows on Main Street – Harriet Burns

Windows on Main Street – Harriet Burns

| June 30, 2013 | Reply

Harriet Burns, the first lady of Imagineering, was the first woman hired at WED Enterprises in a creative position rather than an office position and is considered to be one of three original Imagineers. On a recent segment of The DIS Unplugged Podcast: Disneyland Edition, I spoke with Pam Burns-Clair, daughter of Harriet Burns, about [...]

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Preserving Walt Disney’s Visions

Preserving Walt Disney’s Visions

| February 10, 2013 | 1 Reply

“We are eager to build a better Mouse sanctuary, not a better mousetrap. We want to keep Mickey around for a very long time.” – Theo Gluck, Director, Walt Disney Studio Library Restoration & Preservation The Walt Disney Family Museum and The Walt Disney Studios are both dedicated to preserving the art of Walt Disney [...]

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