Uncle Walt

  • Help restore the Walt Disney Birthplace
    Help restore the Walt Disney Birthplace

    The birthplace of Walt Disney is a small and unassuming home on the corner of Tripp Avenue. It was designed and built by Elias and Flora Disney in 1893 just outside downtown Chicago, and was home to the Disney family in 1901 when Walt was born. The Disney family moved…

  • 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.

  • The Candy Caper – A Walt Story
    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 Storybook Canal Boats in the late 1950s. I worked at…

  • Walt and Lillian in a Photo Booth
    Walt and Lillian in a Photo Booth

    I am in love with this set of four photos capturing Walt and Lillian acting silly together in a photo booth. We don’t get to see them acting naturally together very often. Usually one or both of them in “on stage” in some way. Here they’re just like us, which,…

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