Category Archives: Uncle Walt

Walt Disney, a tribute to the man who started it all

On this day in 1966 Walt Disney died in a Burbank hospital from complications related to lung cancer. His family lost a father and grandfather and the world lost a genius. The photo above was taken in August of 1966, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Walt Disney!

On this day in 1901, one of the world’s modern geniuses was born. Repeatedly throughout his life, he took a new field (animation, television, theme parks, etc) and innovated in this space until he was the unquestioned leader in that … 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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Walt Disney, Pioneer in Animation and Special Effects

Walt Disney often gets labeled as an animator, but he really was an industry innovator as well (right from the start when he invented the first animators drawing table). This video from Disney Insider provides a nice introduction to some … Continue reading

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Our Grandpa, Walt Disney

Editor Note: This article is republished in honor of Grandparents Day, September 7, 2014. It was originally written after a 2011 event at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Family togetherness and memories of shared experiences to last … Continue reading

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