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  • Does Mickey really need a makeover?
    Does Mickey really need a makeover?

    An article in the Boston Globe states that Mickey Mouse has gotten a little stale, boring even. The mischievous sorcerer’s apprentice of “Fantasia’’ has become an empty vessel, devoid of any of the sharp edges that might define his character. I have to say I don’t agree at all. Going…

  • Disney to honor 2009 Disney Legends at D23 Event
    Disney to honor 2009 Disney Legends at D23 Event

    A new cast of talented contributors to the Disney legend will themselves become Disney Legends in a special presentation at the D23 Expo on Thursday Sept. 10th. Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams, the actresses of The Golden Girls, the voices of Donald Duck and Goofy, and other important contributors to the…

  • Animation: How they Used to Do it.
    Animation: How they Used to Do it.

    Just stumbled across a clip of Walt Disney explaining the Multiplane Camera system. Two things strike me about this clip. First, Walt Disney Animation is completely different these days, (Okay, 1st that Mickey was way off model wasn’t he?) and yet still very much the same. The magic of the…

  • What should Disney change after Monorail Death?
    What should Disney change after Monorail Death?

    Many voices in the theme park industry and across Disneyana are beginning to struggle with what should happen next at Walt Disney World. What should happen now that a life has been tragically and unnecessarily lost? I’m not yet ready to make any suggestions as  own ideas are still developing,…

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