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Dispatch From Disneyland – Preview Now Available

Big news on the book listing front. Amazon just upgraded the listing for Dispatch from Disneyland print edition. It now boasts an 18 page preview including the complete chapter listing along with the introductory story and the touching first vignette … Continue reading

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The Candy Caper – A Walt Story

I love reading first hand accounts of Disneyland cast members encounters with Walt Disney. We have had our own little series here on the blog from my Aunt Linda, but here’s a story from a cast member who worked the … Continue reading

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Fact-Checking Saving Mr. Banks

I was finally able to get out and see Saving Mr. Banks over the weekend and very much enjoyed the film (especially the 2nd half). Like many a Disney fan I enjoyed seeing how the film got the little touches … Continue reading

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Original Star Wars Teaser Trailer from 1976

Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and the Star Wars brand and is working on a 7th movie in the series, it’s instructive to go back to the very beginning. Here’s the first ever teaser trailer released for Star Wars back … Continue reading

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Videopolis: The Making of Disney MGM Studios

Here’s a little blast from the past; a video from 1989 that details the making of Disney-MGM Studios. The park, even with a new name, has lost touch with the original vision articulated in that video. We keep hearing rumors … Continue reading

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