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Two Disney Talks from Disney Historian Dave Bossert

The Walt Disney Company has come a long way in the last 96 years. It started as a little storefront studio in Hollywood where Walt Disney and his brother Roy brought in a few artists to start making animated shorts and commercial movies. Since then… Read More »Two Disney Talks from Disney Historian Dave Bossert

Disney World history uncovered in Orlando

While the long gone Cherry Plaza hotel on Lake Eola in Orlando was the site where Walt Disney made the initial 1965 announcement that Disney had bought up a bunch of property south of the town, the actual plans for Disney World weren’t released until… Read More »Disney World history uncovered in Orlando

Documentary film by Roy O. Disney’s grand-daughter to show on PBS

Abigail Disney, the grand-daughter of Roy O. Disney and grand-niece of Walt, is a community activist, filmmaker, and philanthropist who uses her grand-uncle’s medium to make movies with a message. She’s produced documentaries before, but “The Armor of Light” is the first film she’s directed.… Read More »Documentary film by Roy O. Disney’s grand-daughter to show on PBS

Help restore the Walt Disney Birthplace

The birthplace of Walt Disney is a small and unassuming home on the corner of Tripp Avenue. It was designed and built by Elias and Flora Disney in 1893 just outside downtown Chicago, and was home to the Disney family in 1901 when Walt was… Read More »Help restore the Walt Disney Birthplace

EPCOT Story: The Gift of Light

There are a lot of Hidden Mickeys and even a few Walt Disney tributes. But did you know about a special tribute to Walt’s brother. This lantern at the Japan Pavilion in EPCOT was a gift to Roy O. Disney from Emperor Horihoto.  But it… Read More »EPCOT Story: The Gift of Light

Vanishing Walt

There is an article that gets written every few years by someone in the Disney fan community. It bemoans how the company is moving away from Walt Disney the person. How no one asks any more ‘What would Walt do?’ We all know that train… Read More »Vanishing Walt

Abigail Disney profiled by Forbes

If you’re not in the right circles you could go years without reading about Walt’s grandniece Abigail Disney. But if you’re in the social justice, philanthropy and documentary world, then Disney has really made her mark. Forbes magazine has a great interview and video with… Read More »Abigail Disney profiled by Forbes