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Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that a never-before-seen animated short is debuting June 11 at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. The thing that makes this film so special is that Walt Disney is the voice of Mickey Mouse!
In the hand-drawn, black and white animated short Get A Horse!, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow are enjoying a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.
The animated short is billed as “never-before-seen” rather than “new.” Mickey Mouse made …
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Recently, James Franco, star of Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, celebrated the film’s success in a grand way: he took a trip to Disneyland.
The young actor was interested, it seems, in learning more about the man who, along with a mouse, started it all — Walt Disney himself.
Franco was at the park to take part in the popular “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” tour. After being tapped to teach a class about film production at USC, he wanted to learn first hand about Disney as a pioneer of cinematic …
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Disney’s upcoming flick 1952 has received a name change: Tomorrowland. But will the film tie-in to the Disney Parks area of the same name?
The upcoming live-action flick will star George Clooney, and Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird have penned the script. While details of the movie are remaining tightly under wraps, both Bird and Lindelof have posted clues about the movie on Twitter, including black and white photos of Walt Disney himself.
Disney officials wouldn’t comment on whether any scenes would be filmed at Disneyland.
We’ll let you know more details as they become available, but …
Many Disney productions have been brought to the stage in recent years: The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mary Poppins, to name a few. But until recently, information about Walt Disney’s life was never part of the bargain. Now, on the heels of the news about Disney’s movie Saving Mr. Banks comes a fictional bio-opera based on none other than the life and times of Walter Elias Disney.
Composer Phillip Glass’s new opera “The Perfect American” premiered in the Teatro Real in Madrid this past week. This ambitious work oscillates between a …
Last week, a group of Disney VoluntEARS joined the lovable Mickey Mouse to donate 35,000 toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. The new toys, which include games, dolls and books, will benefit local Florida children in Orange County and Seminole County. This is the latest in Disney’s history of helping the Toys for Tots program. Nearly 60 years ago, Walt Disney himself helped design the charity’s official logo.
Nancy Gidusko, Walt Disney World’s director of community relations, said:
With these gifts, our cast members want to send a message …
This winter, The Walt Disney Family Museum wants you to celebrate the holidays and Walt’s birthday with a number of special exhibitions, screenings and other events that take place throughout the month of December.
The special exhibition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs continues through April 14, 2013 and features over 200 works of art depicting conceptual drawings, story sketches and more.
Another special screening includes Christmas with Walt, which guests can view daily at 1:30 p.m. (except Tuesdays, 12/5 and 12/8.) This exclusive film allows viewers to take a peek at how Walt Disney …
Later this month, the oldest known movie poster of Mickey Mouse will be auctioned off.
Created in 1928, the vintage movie poster was obtained by Crowell Havens Beech, a Chico resident who has held on to the poster since 1988. It depicts Mickey Mouse and the words “The World’s Funniest Cartoon,” and is believed to have been created the same year that Mickey Mouse was brought to life by Walt Disney.
Director of movie poster auctions for Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, Grey Smith, said:
The first 12 Mickey cartoons were distributed in 1928 and …
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Editor’s note: Today, guest writer Cari Keebaugh tells us all about an incredible new special exhibit opening at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Take it away, Cari!
As many Disney fans know, this year marks the 75th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In honor of the film that changed the way America viewed animation, the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California, has opened a new exhibit, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic.
Guest curated by Lella Smith, the Creative Director of The …
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On November 6 and 7, 2012, portions of Disneyland park will be walled off in order for a film crew to work on Disney’s upcoming flick Saving Mr. Banks. The film follows the efforts of Walt Disney as he tries to persuade author P.L. Travers to make a movie based on her character Mary Poppins. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney, while Emma Thompson will star as P.L. Travers.
While several films and television shows have been filmed at the park before, it has been almost a dozen years since an area …
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We can’t wait for Disney’s upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mary Poppins. This week, actor Tom Hanks opened up about his work on the film, in which he plays the legendary Walt Disney.
Now almost a month into production, Saving Mr. Banks will tell the tale of the long negotiations that took place between Walt Disney and Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, with a particular emphasis on Travers’ trip to visit Disney during Poppins‘ pre-production period in 1961. About the film’s plot, Hanks …