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[18 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend Tony Baxter to be Honored with Window on Main Street USA

Last weekend, longtime Imagineer Tony Baxter was declared an official Disney Legend at the D23 Expo. However, that was not the only honor in store for the truly legendary Imagineer, as it was also revealed that weekend that Baxter would be receiving his own window on Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A.
The exciting surprise was revealed on Friday during the Expo’s “Undiscovered Disneyland” presentation, in which Baxter and fellow Imagineer Josh Shipley treated audiences to some fantastic rare and unreleased footage of Disneyland in its early years. Following the presentation, Walt Disney …

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[17 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Disney XD Transforming Into Disney Fandom with Three Nights of Special Programming | ]
Disney XD Transforming Into Disney Fandom with Three Nights of Special Programming

Disney fans who love Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and other Disney movies are going to want to tune in to Disney XD beginning July 30 when the network transforms itself into Disney Fandom.
This three-night programming event celebrates the fans and showcases programs from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Pixar and more. The event is geared toward viewers ages 13 and older and will feature Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies, a Star Wars documentary, and special programs created for Disney Fandom.
During the event fans will get a sneak peek at Phase …

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[11 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
2013 Disney Legend Award Honorees Announced – Ceremony to Take Place at D23 Expo in August

Next month at the D23 Expo, eight individuals will be honored for their contributions to the Disney legacy when they are named Disney Legends, bringing the total number of Disney Legends to 237.
The 2013 Disney Legend Award honorees are Tony Baxter, Collin Campbell, Dick Clark, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Jobs, Glen Keane, and Ed Wynn.
The Disney Legends Awards is a 26-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company. The first Disney Legend was actor Fred MacMurry (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor) who was given the honor in 1987. Other …

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[4 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tony Baxter Announces Retirement from Full-Time Walt Disney Imagineering Position

Over the past nearly five decades, Disney fans of all generations have enjoyed the work of legendary Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter. From his first job at Disney scooping ice cream at Disneyland to playing a key creative role in the creation of such iconic Disney attractions as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Indiana Jones Adventure, Baxter has played a role in millions of guests’ vacations to Disney parks around the globe. After 47 years of working for the Walt Disney Company, however, Baxter announced this week that he will be …