Tag: Walt Disney

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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Review: “Mary Poppins” Returns With 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

Review: “Mary Poppins” Returns With 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

and | December 15, 2013 | Reply

Disney Blu-ray enthusiasts have been waiting a very long time for Mary Poppins to be released and the time has finally come. Mary Poppins has been fully-restored just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the film as well as the release of Disney’s newest live-action film, Saving Mr. Banks. The Film Mary Poppins is based on the classic [...]

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Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

Preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”

| December 11, 2013 | 3 Replies

Back in 2011, Saving Mr. Banks was listed on “The Black List,” a survey in which producers vote on the best screenplays that aren’t in production. Disney was aware of the script written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, but they had not made any statements declaring whether or not they wanted anything to do with [...]

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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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Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

| October 17, 2013 | 4 Replies

UPDATE: This exhibit has been extended through January 4, 2015. Post by David Zanolla I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, so our family visited the Museum of Science and Industry quite often.  Over the years, we enjoyed many special touring exhibits revolving around subjects such as The Muppets and artifacts of the Titanic.  Needless [...]

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Exclusive Interview: Marty Sklar and his new book “Dream It! Do It!”

Exclusive Interview: Marty Sklar and his new book “Dream It! Do It!”

| August 8, 2013 | Reply

This year, in what could be thought of as “The Year of the Disney Imagineer,” The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Disney Imagineering and all the magic it has created and will continue to create in the future.

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The Polynesian Resort Hotel – History of Walt Disney World’s Monorail Loop Hotels

The Polynesian Resort Hotel – History of Walt Disney World’s Monorail Loop Hotels

| July 29, 2013 | 7 Replies

Continuing our series on Walt Disney World’s monorail resort hotels, we will be taking a look at the past, present and future of the Disney’s Polynesian Resort Hotel. The Polynesian Resort Hotel Photo: The Walt Disney Company

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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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The Contemporary Resort Hotel – Walt Disney World’s Resort Loop Hotels

The Contemporary Resort Hotel – Walt Disney World’s Resort Loop Hotels

| May 13, 2013 | 19 Replies

In the 1960’s, Walt Disney went about secretively purchasing land in Florida and acquired a little over 27,000 acres.  At its maximum, the resort expanded to 30,000+ acres and today, the Walt Disney World Resort encompasses 25,000 acres which includes four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping district, 24 resort hotels that can accommodate [...]

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It’s a Small World after all – at Disneyland

It’s a Small World after all – at Disneyland

| March 12, 2013 | 5 Replies

We all know the song.  Most of us could sing it in our sleep.  Some of us can even sing the version from another country.  We hate it; we love it.  But I dare say that no other theme song is more recognizable than the one that plays over… and over…. and over again… at [...]

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