Category Archives: History

Lost Disney History – Computers Are People Too

Way back in 1982, just before TRON was about to come out, there was a concerted effort inside Disney to expand the use of computers in film and animation. Along the way Disney publicist Mike Bonifer helped produce a documentary … Continue reading

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First ever Disney Christmas film rediscovered in Norway archive

Christmas has come early Disney fans. This last week the very first Disney Christmas film was uncovered in Norway. “Empy Socks” stars Mickey’s predecessor, Oswald the Rabbit in a Christmas caper. Originally thought to be lost, the 1927 film was … Continue reading

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Competing Walt Disney BioPic Trailers

You may have heard about the new unofficial Walt Disney Biopic. It focuses on Walt’s early years from his birth until the point he loses Oswald The Lucky Rabbit and partners with Ubb Iwerks to create Mickey Mouse. But did … Continue reading

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Imagine a world without Walt Disney. How he narrowly escaped death on September 4, 1918

Note: This article is republished courtesy Leo N. Holzer and the Friends of the Walt Disney Family Museum. Thanks to David Lesjak for sharing his research with us. Imagine a world if Walt Disney had died on Sept. 4, 1918. … Continue reading

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The Harrowing Tale of Disneyland’s First Entertainment Director, Tommy Walker

Sadly it’s been much, much too long since Disneyland history sleuth Jason Schultz updated his Disneyland Nomenclature blog, but we promise to forgive if he returns with more great content like this new piece detailing a chilling chapter in Disneyland’s … Continue reading

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