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Silly Symphonies – The Skeleton Dance

Walt Disney started the Silly Symphonies animated short series as a way to complement his new, but already very popular Mickey Mouse cartoons. The first in the series — The Skeleton Dance — was released in 1929 just one year after Steamboat Willie. The series… Read More »Silly Symphonies – The Skeleton Dance

Learn to Draw: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

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

Early look at Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary from Leslie Iwerks

Leslie Iwerks, who comes from a family with rare Disney lineage (her Grandfather Ub co-created Mickey Mouse with Walt) has set her documentarian eye on Pixar Animation Studios and Lucasfilm to great acclaim. Her next target is Walt Disney Imagineering, a division that Ub joined… Read More »Early look at Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary from Leslie Iwerks

Early Walt Disney film restored

In 1926 Walt Disney was just trying to make his way in Hollywood. He would take whatever jobs he could get, including one from a Dentist back in Kansas City who wanted a short film he could show to encourage tooth-brushing and good dental hiegene.… Read More »Early Walt Disney film restored