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Happy Birthday to Walt Disney World

43 Years ago today, Walt Disney World opened to the public. Known early on as “The Florida Project,” it was viewed as a place for Walt to experiment with his ideas for intentional communities, technology advancement, industrial cooperation, and the latest in theme parks and… Read More »Happy Birthday to Walt Disney World

59th Anniversary of Disneyland’s Opening Day

We’ll let the historians debate whether opening day for Disneyland was July 17th, when the live TV broadcast and dedication was made, or July 18th, when the first public ticket was admitted through the gate. Either way, it’s a pretty remarkable thing that Walt’s little… Read More »59th Anniversary of Disneyland’s Opening Day

Snow White to Celebrate 75th Anniversary with Special Screening in NYC

Snow White

Walt Disney’s original animated masterpiece, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” is still the best Disney animated film in my opinion. No other film set new artistic standards and created an industry like Walt’s first animated feature. This year marks Snow’s 75th anniversary and the film will be celebrated with a state-of-the-art digital presentation at the New York Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the prestigious Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The film will be introduced by acclaimed animator/director/historian Eric Goldberg, who served as supervisor of the Genie character in “Aladdin,” co-directed of “Pocahontas” and counts “Fantasia 2000” among his credits. Festival attendees will also get a sneak peek at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest animated short “Paperman,” an innovative new animated film that combines the best of both the CG and hand-drawn worlds. “Paperman,” directed by John Kahrs and produced by Kristina Reed (and utilizing Goldberg’s animation talents), will open in theaters in November with the hilarious arcade-game-hopping adventure “Wreck-It Ralph.”

“It’s an honor to be introducing ‘Snow White’ at this year’s New York Film Festival, marking the film’s 75th anniversary,” said Goldberg. “Walt used to refer to ‘Snow White’ as ‘the one that started it all,’ and he was right. The storytelling, the emotions, the cinematics and the comedy are all so true and so powerful, it’s astonishing to think this assured piece of filmmaking was the studio’s first feature effort. Anyone who is working or has worked in the animation medium owes ‘Snow White’ a huge debt, as it never ceases to inspire us. Walt and his team created something that is timeless: it isn’t a question of whether ‘Snow White’ is lacking in surround sound, computer graphics or stereoscopic 3D, it’s whether today’s films can measure up to ‘Snow White.'”

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WDWCelebrations Opens Registration for Celebration 30 at EPCOT

Come celebrate EPCOT’s first 30 years of amazing and entertaining guests with your fellow Disney fans at an event organized by the group that’s been doing Disney park celebrations right for 5 years. Celebration 30 is the next Commemorative Event from WDWCelebrations, honoring the 30th… Read More »WDWCelebrations Opens Registration for Celebration 30 at EPCOT