The Alice series was some of Walt Disney’s very first animated work, it was certainly his first hit. This weekend’s Silent Film Gala at UCLA will feature one of Disney’s Alice films the “Wild Wild West Show.” Not only will you get to it on… Read More »Alice Comedies to be celebrated at Hollywood Silent Film Festival
The Walt Disney Family Museum continues to attract visitors from around the globe for its high quality exhibits. They also have a monthly event schedule that rivals any museum. So even if you’ve already been to WDFM, these events will make you want to come back and see some more. I wish they would webcast some of these talks, but until then check the calendar below the cut so you can be there.
The Walt Disney Family Museum has released it’s January 2010 calendar and there are 20,000 reasons to attend. Special programming focused on innovation and undersea adventures will highlight the month of January with the film of the month, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and brand new Disney Discoveries and Look Closer programs.
The full schedule of events is below the jump or visit The Walt Disney Family Museum website for more info and ticket information
Paul F Anderson is back and blogging at the grandiose named “Disney History Institute” blog. Anderson was the editor and author of the fabulous “Persistence of Vision” magazine and audio tape series from back in the 1990s. He’s only been going at this for a… Read More »Paul F Anderson is blogging
Well, the name change may not yet be official, but that hasn’t stopped the Disneyana Fan Club, aka NFFC, from moving forward. A new award honoring individuals outside the Walt Disney Company who have made significant contributions to promoting awareness of, as well as the preservation of, Disney history, will be awarded from the first time in January.
The first recipient of the NFFC—Disneyana Fan Club Heritage Award is Leonard Maltin. In addition to his internationally best selling series of books, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, Mr. Maltin’s other works include, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons and The Disney Films. Additionally, he wrote the television special, Fantasia: The Creation of a Disney Classic.
Mr. Maltin is also active in the home entertainment field hosting and producing, among other titles, the popular series of Walt Disney Treasures DVDs.
More about the luncheon and Maltin’s contributions below the jump. But don’t forget the December 10-13 Holiday Show and Sale in Orlando in the meantime. Learn more at NFFC.org.
Disney fans with cash to spare have a chance to own some unique history – the home where Walt Disney was born. Walt Disney’s father Elias built the Tripp Avenue two-story house himself in 1892. Walt Disney was born in an upstairs bedroom in 1901.… Read More »Walt Disney’s Chicago Birthplace still for sale
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… Read More »Disney to honor 2009 Disney Legends at D23 Event