Author Archives: Mark Storer

2012 Disney Hallmark Ornament Preview

A couple years back, I finally gave in and started collecting Hallmark ornaments. In addition to the expected assortment of Santas, snowmen, and wintery scenes, they also do quite a bit of licensed products, including multiple Disney ornaments every year. … Continue reading

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Michael Broggie – his life with Walt Disney

It was fitting that as I interviewed Michael Broggie and his wife, Sharon, I did so next to a set of railroad tracks as a 1913 Baldwin 2-8-0 came chuffing into the Fillmore train station for the 12th annual Railfest … Continue reading

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Camp Rock 2 and the Disney Channel Theme

I sat through at least two showings of Camp Rock 2 with my daughter. Disney is about nothing if not over-exposure, and they showed it on the Disney Channel all weekend long, every night including tonight’s Labor Day holiday. My … Continue reading

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Grad Nite Loses Its Luster

All-nighters at Disneyland are a rite of passage in California this time of year. High schools from up and down the state, indeed some from out of state, send their seniors by bus, weary of their studies, to revel in … Continue reading

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The Problem with the Princess and the Frog

Editor: Please welcome back guest author Mark Storer to The Disney Blog. When Disney’s The Princess and The Frog first came out, there were all kinds of pontifications. Many pundits thought it Disney’s best work, sublime, thoughtful and artfully crafted. … Continue reading

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