Category Archives: History

Disney Animator praises “Song of the South”

Former Disney animator Floyd Norman was just a boy when Walt Disney’s feature film “Song of the South” was released into the theaters. Norman has just written a powerful blog post about the film. While he doesn’t come right out … Continue reading

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Help restore the Walt Disney Birthplace

The birthplace of Walt Disney is a small and unassuming home on the corner of Tripp Avenue. It was designed and built by Elias and Flora Disney in 1893 just outside downtown Chicago, and was home to the Disney family … Continue reading

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Turner Classic Movies Hosts Treasures from the Disney Vaults Marathon March 15, 2015

Get those magic wands out and dust off the DVR, this Sunday, March 15, Turner Classic Movies will host a new showcase of Treasures from the Disney Vaults in a day-long marathon. Hosted by renowned film critic Leonard Maltin, the … Continue reading

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Help preserve Walt Disney’s Birthplace and see history of animatronics

Garner Holt Productions, who creates some of the world’s finest animatronics, including many for Disney, is hosting a special “behind the scenes” event at the end of February to benefit the Walt Disney Birthplace projct. During this extremely rare opportunity … Continue reading

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The last time Disney produced a Super Bowl halftime show

The year was 2000 and St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans were competing in the first Super Bowl of the new millennium inside the Georgia Dome. After Gloria Estafan and Stevie Wonder performed in 1999, Disney decided they could do … Continue reading

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