Mark Storer

  • 2012 Disney Hallmark Ornament Preview
    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. Being the DisNerd that I am, those are a huge…

  • Michael Broggie – his life with Walt Disney
    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 held at the Fillmore and Western Railway in Southern California….

  • Camp Rock 2 and the Disney Channel Theme
    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 admiration of the Jonas Brothers is known to readers of…

  • Grad Nite Loses Its Luster
    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 the adolescents-only environs of the Magic Kingdom. It’s called “grad…

  • The Problem with the Princess and the Frog
    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. Risky, said others. Other still said the film was racist….

  • The Jonas Brothers Deserve Their Success
    The Jonas Brothers Deserve Their Success

    Please welcome back Mark Storer to The Disney Blog. – Editor I grew up listening to and playing music. When I was young, it was the Jackson 5 and the Osmond Brothers that dominated the pop scene. Others were prevalent, too, of course. I remember all the girls in class…

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