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Floyd Norman

Floyd Norman: The First African American Animator at Disney

Floyd Norman has been a huge influence on the lives of Disney lovers, even if they don’t know it. Born on June 22nd, 1935, he had an idyllic childhood in Santa Barbara, California. “I didn’t know it at the time, but my experience as a child was probably a good deal different from many, many people,” […]

It’s Mickey Mouse’s Birthday, And Uniqlo Is Giving YOU The Presents!

Walt Disney‘s Mickey Mouse first graced the silver screen on November 18th, 1928, in the animated short Steamboat Willie; but after 87 years, over 130 films, and and an Academy Award, “The Mouse” still looks as good as ever. In lieu of cake and candles, fashion designer/manufacturer/retailer Uniqlo is offering fans some very cool “birthday […]

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Disney Shares Rare ‘The Dream Called EPCOT’ Film

Disney is going all out in celebrating Epcot for its upcoming 35th anniversary, having already announced some new retro-inspired merch. Today at the Disney Parks Blog, a “rare” film about Epcot has been released. The Dream Called EPCOT is a fantastic, 15-minute long video that gives a basic overview of EPCOT, Walt Disney‘s dream community. […]

‘Big Hero 6: The Series’ Gets Super Sneak Preview From Disney XD

Disney treated Big Hero 6 fans to an extended sneak preview of the continuing adventures of Hiro, Baymax, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon, and Wasabi from the new Disney XD animated series. And from what we can see in the following clip, sometimes something as simple as an espresso or cappuccino can require a little more […]

Disney Legend Xavier “X” Atencio Passes Away At 98

Animator, park attraction developer, and overall Disney Legend, X Atencio, passed away on September 10. The 98 year old lived a pretty amazing life, and gave millions of people joy and happiness through his work. X was a Disney fan at heart. Born September 4, 1919 in Walsenburg, Colorado, art seemed to be his calling. […]

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Lauren Loves Disney: Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln

If you’re not aware, Walt Disney adored President Abraham Lincoln — so much so that there is an attraction dedicated to him in Disneyland. (And technically, he is in the Hall of Presidents in Disney World — which is still closed, by the way). The attraction in Disneyland opened July 18th, 1965, and was an […]

Photos From Disneyland Park, July 2017

Disneyland is always surreal to me when I go. Disney World is my home park, but there’s something truly amazing about the park Walt built. Enjoy these photos from my latest visit, and if you go this summer prepare for insane crowds!

Lauren Looks Back: The History Of Sleeping Beauty Castle

On July 17th, 1955, Walt Disney finally opened the gates to the now-famous Disneyland Park. Guests flooded the park that day, and were greeted by a fairly large structure at the end of Main Street USA: Sleeping Beauty Castle. The castle was inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, which was originally home to the eccentric […]

Rare First Appearance Mickey Mouse Animation Art Up For Auction

Mickey Mouse just might be one of the most widely known characters in history. Created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928, the feisty little rodent would become a pop culture phenomenon in a matter of years. Heritage has a number of early pieces of Mickey Mouse animation art and cels up for auction, […]

“Dispatch From Disney” #1 Up For Sale At Heritage

Growing up I was always fascinated by WWII whenever we learned about it, but as an adult that turned more into an interest of the pop culture of that time period. Countries all over the world were churning out propaganda for or against the Nazi’s, the American’s, and everyone else. Walt Disney himself–who has always […]

Lauren Looks Back: Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion is easily one of the most classic rides in Disney Park history. Almost every Disney Park has their own version of the mansion with varying background stories. But today I’ll be focusing on the one that started it all–The Haunted Mansion in New Orlean’s Square in Disneyland. Walt Disney had Harper Goff […]

Dreams Are Limitless In Donald And Mickey: The Persistence Of Mickey

“The Persistence of Mickey is a collection of stories (including the titular one, beautifully illustrated by Giorgio Cavazzano) that span the ages, and some amazing authors. There’s a lot to cover in this book, but I think the most important story to go over is the first one. The main trio (Mickey, Donald and Goofy) […]

Lauren Looks Back: The First Four Disney Films.

Talking mice, daring princesses, and timeless stories. Walt Disney created a legacy, and left his mark on pop culture world wide. His earliest animated pieces are some of my personal favorites, from Oswald to Sleeping Beauty. His early Alice shorts are fascinating to watch, as he combined live action with animation, a feat that hadn’t […]

Tyrus Wong, Legendary Disney Artist, Passes Away At 106

There has been a lot of obituaries written this year and it was pretty obvious that we weren’t quite done yet… but when the person who passes was 106, you almost want to say, “Well done.” Tyrus Wong, the artist whose work was the inspiration for he Disney cartoon Bambi, passed away today in his […]

Rare Disney Auction Offers Chance To Unlock Secret Mysteries, Shop For Holidays

Inferno may have sort-of flopped at the box office in October, but aspiring Robert Langdons have something to look forward to this December 9th. Profiles in History, an auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, is holding an “Animation And Disneyana Auction” that day, featuring dozens of highly sought-after Disney artifacts that almost certainly contain hidden symbology that will […]

New Film Focuses On Walt Disney’s Struggles Before Mickey Mouse

If you are a fan of Disney and like to see behind the magic curtain, here is an interesting new biopic that Deadline has the exclusive trailer for showing Walt Disney in the early years. Walt Before Mickey shows how Disney (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and his brother Roy (John Heder) struggled through the pre-depression era […]