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  • Disney Legend Blaine Gibson has died
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    It is with great sadness that pass along word of the death of Blaine Gibson – the man who sculpted the Disney world. Gibson joined The Walt Disney Studios in 1939 as an animator and worked on many projects, including feature length films. Among his animation credits are Fantasia, Bambi,…

  • Disney’s St. Louis Development That Never Was
    Disney’s St. Louis Development That Never Was

    Todd Pierce at the Disney History Institute has wrapped up his 10-part series on the Saint Louis Riverfront Square development that Walt Disney has proposed building in what he considered his home state of Missouri. The project was to be the net evolution after Disneyland. An Without the riverfront project,…

  • 1957 Disneyland Film is a Treasure
    1957 Disneyland Film is a Treasure

    The Disney History Institute scores big again with a vintage color film from 1957 Disneyland. DHI uses the same transfer process that Ken Burns does to get his amazing footage and the result is something with the truest and brightest colors I’ve ever seen from Disneyland’s early days. Go read…

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