Category Archives: Animation

Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

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  Ooh la la, be sure to visit the Be Our Guest restaurant in the Walt Disney World Resort for a delicious quick-service breakfast or lunch—or an unforgettable sit-down dinner. Just step inside the Beast’s enchanted castle inside Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom for a lavish dining experience in the elegant ballroom, delicate Rose Gallery, or mysterious “West Wing.” […]

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Interview: Gary Dubin (His acting career and voicing Talouse in The Aristocats)

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I was shocked to learn that Gary Dubin has passed away at the age of 57. In addition to providing the role of Talouse in the Disney animated feature The Aristocats, Gary appeared in numerous movies and television shows. You can hear an interview I did with Gary back in 2009.

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Interview: X Atencio (Animation and writing for Disney parks)

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I just posted my interview with X Atencio on my Mouse Clubhouse website.  In this conversation, X discusses  his work for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, writing scripts and songs for attractions such Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and other attractions.  CLICK HERE for the interview and more photos  

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Interview: Stan Jolley (Art director of Disneyland, Disney films and TV)

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Stan Jolley was a Hollywood producer, director, art director, production designer who had a lot to do not only with Disney, but with the very beginnings of Disneyland! His Disney film work included everything from “Zorro” to “Old Yeller” to “Elfego Baco” and “Toby Tyler.” He was the art director of the Academy-Award nominated animated featurette […]

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Alan Young, Disney voice actor passes away

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Sadly, Alan Young passed away on May 18, 2016 at the age of 96. Alan was one of the celebrity guests present at Disneyland for it’s big televised opening day. In 1990, for the park’s 35th anniversary, many of the opening day attendees were invited back as special guests. I took this photo of Alan […]

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Snapshot Sunday: Art of Animation Resort exterior

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I love Disney’s Art of Animation Resort in Walt Disney World and took this photo of the exterior at nighttime. I wanted the car in the photo because it shows how huge those pictures are, but the car is dark enough to not draw the eye away from the building. The resort has themed sections and […]

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What’s your favorite Disney romantic moment?

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On Valentine’s Day today, I was thinking that about my favorite Disney romantic moment, and mine is the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene. What is yours?

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Preview of scenes from Disney’s “Zootopia” coming soon to Disney Parks

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    Beginning January 21, 2016, you can catch a preview of scenes from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia” in sneak peeks at Disney California Adventure Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort, the preview will be presented at the Bug’s Life Theater with special in-theater effects. And, at Disney’s Hollywood […]

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas video, sung by Mickey Mouse and friends

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Scott and I felt this was a perfect video to post on this special day. Mickey Mouse and his friends sing, accompanied by some classic Disney animation. Thanks for enjoying our blog and posts!! From both of us, to all of you, a very Merry Christmas!  

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“Before Ever After”: New book is firsthand Disney animation history

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Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studio is reliable FIRSTHAND Disney history. As time marches on, learning about history becomes less reliable. This is certainly true with Disney history. Even a recent PBS documentary about Walt Disney is loaded with inaccuracies. That’s why it’s so exciting when books like Before Ever […]

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