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Steve Jobs, founded Pixar and Apple, Dead at 56

Many people will write better tributes to Steve than I can here. They’ll mention how he invented personal computing, built Apple from the ground up, twice, and started a revolution in computer animation by having the vision to see something special in the team at… Read More »Steve Jobs, founded Pixar and Apple, Dead at 56

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

Glenn Shadix RIP

I was very sad to hear that Glenn Shadix died after a fall in his home. He was best known as Otho from Beetlejuice, but had many memorable roles, including a number for Disney. Shadix’s performance as Gertrude Stein in a stage play was spotted… Read More »Glenn Shadix RIP

Disneyland ’59

I just heard the sad news of Dennis Hopper’s death from cancer at age 74. He has quite a long list of film and TV appearances, but one that struck me was his participation in the 1959 TV show that re-dedicated Disneyland after its 1959… Read More »Disneyland ’59

Captain EO to change the world again

In 1986, twenty-three years ago and near the top of his power as an entertainer, Michael Jackson joined forces with Disney to create “Captain EO,” a 17-minute 3D film. The Disneyland Resort has now confirmed that the classic musical spectacular that thrilled park guests from… Read More »Captain EO to change the world again

Walter Cronkite Signs Off One Last Time

Look up news anchor in the dictionary and there’s a photo of Walter Cronkite. He died today at the age of 92. Known as the most trusted man in America Walter Cronkite guided the country through many difficult times. But he also had a lighter… Read More »Walter Cronkite Signs Off One Last Time