Category Archives: History

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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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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