Uncle Walt

  • Surprise, your Dad is Walt Disney
    Surprise, your Dad is Walt Disney

    I love the opening few paragraphs from “The story of Walt Disney” by Diane Disney Miller. What started out as a series of articles in The Post eventually became the first “biography” of Walt Disney ever published. You can read the entire first chapter on Michael Sporn’s Animation blog.

  • Saving Mr. Banks – Deleted Scene
    Saving Mr. Banks – Deleted Scene

    Mary Poppins, the movie, was such a success for The Walt Disney Studios that it funded a big expansion at the studios, at Disneyland, and even gave Walt the freedom to seriously pursue his grand idea of EPCOT out in Florida. The story of how Walt Disney came to make…

  • Walt Disney Biopic – As Dreamers Do
    Walt Disney Biopic – As Dreamers Do

    There’s no Ryan Gosling, but someone is making a biopic of Walt Disney’s life. It’s called “As Dreamers Do” and it is, obviously, unauthorized. The film follows young Walt as he develops his skills as an animator through to his creation of Mickey Mouse. I’ll be curious to see how…

  • Origins of Walt Disney is Frozen Urban Legend
    Origins of Walt Disney is Frozen Urban Legend

    One of the enduring urban legends surrounding Walt Disney was that after he died from lung cancer in 1966 his body (just his head in some versions) was cryogenically preserved so that future generations could enjoy his genius once the technology to reanimate the dead has been perfected. The story…

  • Saving Mr. Banks First Trailer
    Saving Mr. Banks First Trailer

    Yesterday we got the first glimpse of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr Banks and now the new trailer is available. Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary…

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