animation history

Effort to Preserve Walt Disney’s Kansas City Studios

The Kansas City Star, the very paper Walt Disney once delivered papers for on his father’s route, has written a nice piece on the efforts of preservationists to save the original location of Walt’s Laugh-o-Grams Studios and the location where Walt first drew the character… Read More »Effort to Preserve Walt Disney’s Kansas City Studios

Disney Legend Bill Justice has died at age 97, RIP

Disney Legend Bill Justice has passed away at the age of 97. An animator and Imagineer, Justice had a powerful influence on the formation of many Disney icons. Born 97 years ago yesterday in Dayton, Ohio Bill joined the Walt Disney Studios in 1937 as… Read More »Disney Legend Bill Justice has died at age 97, RIP

Waking Sleeping Beauty DVD Review

Editor: Don’t forget to enter our giveaway contest for three Disney Documentary DVDs before December 13th. Every once in awhile, you see a Disney movie that is really special. Now, I’m not saying that every Disney movie doesn’t have a unique place in our lives.… Read More »Waking Sleeping Beauty DVD Review

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 to tell the story. Here… Read More »The Artistry of Pinocchio

Disney Animation Auction coming up at Christie’s

Hanging out in London? Then make plans for attending a November 24th Christie’s London film memorabilia auction where 25 rare Disney animation items including Mary Blair and Bill Peet artwork, a 1927 typed synopsis for “Alice the beach nut”, and the famous 191 page “Future… Read More »Disney Animation Auction coming up at Christie’s