Walt Disney made 26 animated shorts featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit before losing the rights to the popular character in a distribution deal gone wrong. Alas, only 19 of the original shorts are known to exist. Now, an 84 year old Disney fan in Japan… Read More »Another lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon found
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 rediscovered by The National Library… Read More »First ever Disney Christmas film rediscovered in Norway archive
It is telling that one of the ways Imagineers fixed Disney California Adventure was by adding more of ‘Disney’ and Walt Disney’s personal history into the park. Part of that history became Buena Vista Street, which was supposed to represent Hollywood much as Walt himself… Read More »Walk-Around Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Coming to Disneyland
I visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios for years before I ever stepped foot in the learn to draw Animation Academy. It was a blast and I’ve been back frequently since then. What many guests don’t realize is that there is a second learn to draw opportunity… Read More »Learn to Draw: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was one of Walt Disney’s first animated stars. The story of how Walt lost control of the rights to Oswald to a New York publisher and created Mickey Mouse on the train ride back to Los Angeles is Disney legend. The… Read More »Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Walk-Around at Tokyo DisneySea
I’m a big fan of bowling, camp shirts. Almost as big a fan as I am of Aloha shirts. So when the two come together as they do in these new shirts that recently arrived at Walt Disney World, my attention is piqued. There are… Read More »New Bowling Shirts At Walt Disney World
While at the Festival of the Masters last weekend, I took some photos of changes at Downtown Disney Orlando. Alas, I had to shoot around the artist booths a bit, but there are still a few major projects underway that we need to check in with.
Up first is Splitsville. It’s scheduled to be open in less than a month, but the exterior looks a long ways off to me.
Here’s a quick preview video for the location:
You may have heard that the Seven Dwarfs are getting a new mountain in New Fantasyland, but that’s not the only mountain being added to Walt Disney World. Rainforest Cafe has replaced their volcano with a new version that the promise will be very exciting. After a long wait, they’ve even started adding rock work to the steel skeleton of the mountain.Read More »Downtown Disney Orlando – Photo Update
When the folks at Disney Interactive Studios released “Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” at the E3 conference earlier this summer, there was a lot of noise generated in the Disney fan community. Unfortunately for Disney Interactive, that noise was about the promotional merchandise… Read More »Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Ears Coming to Disneyland & Walt Disney World