Uncle Walt

  • Happy Birthday Walt Disney!
    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 field. Walter Elias Disney came to Hollywood with just a…

  • Competing Walt Disney BioPic Trailers
    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 you know there are two competing Walt Disney Biopics. There…

  • Our Grandpa, Walt Disney
    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 a lifetime … those are at the heart of 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…

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