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Amazing Jungle Cruise Birthday Cake

Skipper Brodie, who runs a Jungle Cruise tribute blog, recently celebrated his birthday with this kick ass Jungle Cruise cake created by his parents. You have to love those classic Harper Goff stylings of the original boats. I wonder what cake I’ll get for my… Read More »Amazing Jungle Cruise Birthday Cake

Joe Ranft Tribute in Toy Story Midway Mania

TSMM – Joe Ranft Tribute Originally uploaded by indigoskye I had been through the Disney’s Hollywood Studios version of the Toy Story Midway Mania! Fastpass queue at least a dozen times before I noticed this wonderful detail. Just before you enter the main queue room,… Read More »Joe Ranft Tribute in Toy Story Midway Mania

Walt Disney Studios honors Ollie Johnston 1912-2008

The Walt Disney Studios has issued a long tribute to Disney Legend Ollie Johnston’s life in the form of the traditional press obituary. It contains many deserved and heart felt tributes from luminaries in the very field Johnston helped define as well as details of Johnston’s richly lived life. Roy E. Disney, John Lasseter, Glen Keane, Andreas Deja and John Canemaker all have tributes.

The full press release is below the cut:

Previously: List of online tributes to Ollie Johnston, Legendary Disney Animator.

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Promising Pixar Artist Dies at 27

Sad news coming from Emeryville this week, Justin Wright, a promising artist working in the Story department at Pixar, died this week from a heart attack. Justin was a heart transplant survivor, but by all accounts had the heart of a lion. Just visit Justin’s… Read More »Promising Pixar Artist Dies at 27