Category Archives: Disney

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

As chronicled in the last couple of blog posts, I made a recent visit to Southern California to see Disneyland during the Christmas holidays and to visit the Reagan Presidential Library.    The Reagan Library is current hosting (through April 2013) … Continue reading

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Disney Christmas: West Coast Edition

I’ve been a regular visitor to the Walt Disney World resort during the holiday season for many years; but this year is the first time I’ve made a similarly timed trip to the Disneyland resort.    I was excited to see … Continue reading

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A First Visit to Cars Land and Buena Vista Street

A while back I visited the Cars Land and Buena Vista Street areas of Disney’s California Adventure for the first time. Buena Vista Street Buena Vista Street is a nice addition to the park; it does a great job of … Continue reading

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Running the Inaugural Tower of Terror 10 miler

I’ve never been a runner, so when my friend Trish initially suggested I join her in running the inaugural Tower of Terror 10 mile run, I declined.   I’d be happy to come along and cheer, I said,  but running 10 … Continue reading

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Destination D: Day Two Afternoon & Evening

Hearing Voices: A Salute to Disney Voice Artists This is one of those you-had-to-be there sessions; hearing is everything.    It’s impossible to listen to Bill Farmer doing his most well-known Disney voice without breaking out into a big Goofy grin. … Continue reading

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Destination D: Day Two Morning Sessions

Wild and Wacky Disney Animation When you ask animation buffs to describe the style of Disney animation, you’ll hear that the drawings are lifelike, the overall style realistic, the stories moving, the characters memorable.   Other studios like Warner Brothers and … Continue reading

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Destination D: Day 1 Afternoon & Evening Highlights

(for coverage of the Saturday morning presentations see here) Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios Today Based on the title, I thought we might be getting some insight into how the animation department works today (how CG and hand-drawn animation departments … Continue reading

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Destination D: Day 1 Morning Session Highlights

On August 11th and 12th 2012, D23 (The Official Disney Fan Club) presented the third Destination D event.   The theme of this one was “Celebrating 75 Years of Disney Feature Animation. The event was held in the Grand Ballroom of … Continue reading

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Disney’s Aulani Resort

We are DVC members since it first started 20-years ago.  We booked 7-months in advance and I suggest you do the same if you want to stay here.  As it gets more popular that might not even guarantee you get … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

Now that the new blog is up and operational, I’m looking forward to some of the things that I’ll be blogging about here in the months to come. June and July will probably be light, but things will begin to … Continue reading

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