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Annette Funicello in hospital after fire nearly destroys her home

Mouseketeer and actress Annette Funicello has been hospitalized due to smoke inhalation after an early-morning fire at her Encino, CA home. 68 year old Funicello was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the late 1980s and has been rumored to be … Continue reading

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Vanishing Walt

There is an article that gets written every few years by someone in the Disney fan community. It bemoans how the company is moving away from Walt Disney the person. How no one asks any more ‘What would Walt do?’ … Continue reading

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Abigail Disney speaks out on the Estate Tax, she’s for it

Last week Abigail Disney, Walt’s grandniece, published an opinion piece in the USA Today. The subject was the status of the Estate Tax, she’s for it. …the estate tax is an expression of our deepest American values: that we live … Continue reading

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The Artistry of Pinocchio

The animation of Milt Kahl, Freddy Moore, Ward Kimball and the music of Paul Smith really shine through in this scene from Pinocchio. To heighten the drama the dialog has been removed and just the animation and soundtrack are left … Continue reading

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Alice Comedies to be celebrated at Hollywood Silent Film Festival

The Alice series was some of Walt Disney’s very first animated work, it was certainly his first hit. This weekend’s Silent Film Gala at UCLA will feature one of Disney’s Alice films the “Wild Wild West Show.” Not only will … Continue reading

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