Uncle Walt

  • Robert Sherman – A Son’s Tribute
    Robert Sherman – A Son’s Tribute

    The Disney Insider has posted a very touching tribute to recently deceased Disney songsmith Robert Sherman, or as the author called him — Dad. We all know there’s something special about “it’s a small world”, but I have new appreciation after reading Jeffrey Sherman’s tribute to his father (my paragraphing):…

  • Walt Disney Remembered
    Walt Disney Remembered

    There’s no doubt Walt Disney is an American Icon. What he was able to achieve in his 66 years on the planet shaped the American psyche in ways that we’re still just beginning to understand (see virtual reality for instance). I always find it hard when just 10 days after…

  • Happy Birthday Walt!
    Happy Birthday Walt!

    Walt Disney would have been 110 years old today. The man was a lot more complicated than the ‘Uncle Walt’ character he created for public consumption. Here are a few books I recommend if you’re looking to gain more insight into the man who started it all: Walt before Mickey:…

  • Marceline – Walt’s Home Town Documentary
    Marceline – Walt’s Home Town Documentary

    Andy and Sara Neitzert have produced what looks to be a charming documentary film chronicling the history and life of Walt Disney’s “hometown” Marceline. They’ve just released a trailer and I love how it focuses on the people, not just the place. There are still many people in Marceline who…

  • $3.65 Million? How About My Soul Instead?
    $3.65 Million? How About My Soul Instead?

    Get ready, Mouseketeers, for the house that just hit the market. Photo courtesy Flickr user Loren Javier via CC-License Disney’s home from 1932-1950 in Los Feliz, CA, a beautiful four-bedroom estate built by Walt himself, is currently listed at $3.65 million, a small price to pay for such iconic residence. The…

  • Walt’s Secretaries
    Walt’s Secretaries

    Yesterday was Administrative Professional Appreciation day. Back in the day that was called Secretaries day. The Walt Disney Family Museum has the most comprehensive piece on Walt’s Secretaries I’ve ever read. Compiled by the amazing Jim Korkis, this is today’s must read article. Here is the official list of Walt’s…

  • Early Walt Disney film restored
    Early Walt Disney film restored

    In 1926 Walt Disney was just trying to make his way in Hollywood. He would take whatever jobs he could get, including one from a Dentist back in Kansas City who wanted a short film he could show to encourage tooth-brushing and good dental hiegene. The live-action silent film, “Clara…

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