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Walt Disney, a tribute to the man who started it all

On this day in 1966 Walt Disney died in a Burbank hospital from complications related to lung cancer. His family lost a father and grandfather and the world lost a genius. The photo above was taken in August of 1966, … Continue reading

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First ever Disney Christmas film rediscovered in Norway archive

Christmas has come early Disney fans. This last week the very first Disney Christmas film was uncovered in Norway. “Empy Socks” stars Mickey’s predecessor, Oswald the Rabbit in a Christmas caper. Originally thought to be lost, the 1927 film was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Walt Disney!

On this day in 1901, one of the world’s modern geniuses was born. Repeatedly throughout his life, he took a new field (animation, television, theme parks, etc) and innovated in this space until he was the unquestioned leader in that … Continue reading

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Meet Disneyland’s first Ambassador – Julie Reihm

The Disneyland Resort recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Disney Ambassador program and the very first ambassador, Julie Reihm (now Casaletto), was able to return to help crown the newest honorees. While at the park, she reflected on her … Continue reading

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Petition to return a lost tombstone to the Haunted Mansion

I don’t talk about him too frequently, but I am proud to have as my grandfather one of the early Imagineers at WED Enterprises. Vic Greene had an impact on a lot of projects, but one that’s near and dear … Continue reading

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