Order of DeMolay and Walt Disney…

Most Disney fans and historians know that Walt Disney was perhaps one of the 20th Centuries most successful and innovative animation and entertainment pioneers. Walt prospered and achieved phenomenal success in conceivably one of the most brutal and competitive business’ around. One had to be somewhat “Worldly” so to speak to succeed. But Walt’s early […]

Circarama-Walt Disney’s new filming process…

Walt Disney throughout his amazing career gave the world some of the most innovative animation and filming techniques. Although not to first to utilize sound in cartoons, he elevated the process and perfected it. The multi-plane camera, the first full-color three-strip Technicolor process after several years of two-color Technicolor films for the Silly Symphony short, […]

Cinderella’s Golden Carousel History…

I have been a Disney traditionalist my whole life. I love the classic Disney cartoon shorts and feature animations. I know that Walt loved progress and technology, and was frustrated many times because his ideas were beyond the tech science of the day. But as advanced as CG gets, which allows animated toons and movies […]

Walt Disney and Religion…

With all the accomplishments and accolades that Walt Disney had accrued over his amazing lifetime, many never think about how Religion, or even what Religious affiliation Walt subscribed to influenced his remarkable career and life. But Religion did have an enormous effect on Walt, starting from his earliest recollections growing up. His Father Elias was […]

Liberty Street…Disneyland’s forgotten Street…

As any Disney Fan knows, over the years there have been many planned attractions, shows and lands that were envisioned by Walt, and after his untimely passing, his successors that never came to fruition. Many of these planned lands were Edison Square, International Street, Chinatown and, our current discussion, Liberty Street. The reasons were varied, […]

The 2016 Disneyana Fan Club Christmas Party…

It gets harder and harder for me personally, to be cognizant as to how fast the years seem to race by! I feel as if I am writing last year’s review of our club’s Christmas party. But, alas, another year older and another review! 2016, thanks in part to the historic and incredible Presidential election, […]

Polo-Walt’s great stress reliever…

One thing that all Disney fans and history buffs agree on is that Walt Disney was one of the industries greatest innovators and storytellers. His amazing ability to garner the best from those who worked for him is legendary. Walt also had an amazing work ethic, most likely gleaned from his stoic father’ hard scrabbled […]

The Simple Gourmet-Walt Disney…

It is hard to believe that Walt Disney, the man who gave us Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, the first successful animated movie classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and who’s legacy is one of the largest multimedia and entertainment empires in the world, had the most basic and simple tastes in food. One would […]

The Oscars and Walt Disney…

Any movie aficionado knows the Academy Awards, or the moniker “Oscars” as those golden statues are often referred to, are the ultimate recognition of excellence and achievements from the movie industry  to actors, writers, special effects artists, songwriters and all who bring the magic of the movies to the silver screen. The awards are evaluated […]

Mickey’s Sweetheart, Minnie Mouse…

One cannot evoke the name of Mickey Mouse without almost an unconscious thought of adding “Minnie Mouse”; much like “Muck and Mire” or “Ben and Jerry” they just go together. One of the interesting notes about the character of Minnie, she did not evolve from an extra in a cartoon short like Goofy or Pluto, […]