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Nov 17, 2012 9:08 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, Nov 17th, 1956. "The first of eight installments titled "My Dad, Walt Disney," by Diane Disney Miller as told to Pete Martin (a "celebrity friendly" writer) appears in the Saturday Evening Post (Vol. 229 Issue 20). The Saturday Evening Post had first approached Walt w/the proposal to have him write (w/the assistance of Martin) his biography in serial form back in 1950. They offered Walt $150,000. At the time, Walt was deeply involved in building Disneyland but wanted to help his daughter Diane & her husband Ron get a house. Walt had no money to give them because everything was tied up in his new theme park. So Walt made a counter-proposal that he would be interviewed but that Diane would be credited as the author so that she would receive the money." How sweet is THAT? To read it & see more photos, http://is.gd/Tjt71J πŸ’« Also on this day in 1989 - " The Little Mermaid" is generally released in theaters. Loosely based upon the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, it marks the first use of CAPS (Computer Animation Production System) in a Disney feature. What's your favorite part of this movie?

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Probably the best day ever. - chris.  2511.0 #56 9:24AM
How did I know you would say that? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:57AM
Thank you for sharing Disney history. These are some of my favorite posts. - MamaRoo  466.7 #465 2:08PM
TY dawling! I always look forward to these disney history posts.. Loved the part in little mermaid where she uses the "dingle hopper" :) Hope you are having a great weekend. - DisneyMe2Death  875.0 #212 9:13AM
You are so kind. I'm thrilled you enjoy them! ::giggles:: good choice! I like that part too! Hope your weekend is wonderful! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:25AM
I seriously will never forgot watching this in 1989! - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #25 9:20AM
Me either! What's your favorite part Marsha? 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:30AM
Love the beginning part of her as a mermaid. I love Sebastian and flounder - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #25 10:18AM
Also on this day! Gary Goldman (animator &director who worked for Disney before partnering with Don Bluth to make some excellent movies) and MWers sleepytortuga and philliprocks were born. Oh and my favorite part is the "kiss the girl" scene - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 9:30AM
Thank you for adding all those very important birthdays! And happy birthday again sir! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:05AM
Great post!! thanks, Duchess. Hm..I *guess* my fav part of The Little Mermaid would be the whole Poor Unfortunate Soul scene with πŸ’œUrsulaπŸ’œ!! (I guess πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) - misschurro  6361.2 #17 9:32AM
I love that scene!! Though I'll never sing it aloud for people might go deaf... lol! - Lola027  452.7 #486 9:51AM
we can sing it together, k? :) - misschurro  6361.2 #17 10:01AM
Deal! - Lola027  452.7 #486 10:07AM
What an awesome piece of Disney history. I had never heard this one before, thanks. - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 9:37AM
Thank you! What a nice story. Favorite part of Little Mermaid? Hmmm. The happy ending, I guess. - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 9:48AM
Flashback to my first official movie date...TLM, good times! Anyone remember the controversy over the castle on the cover when the movie went to VHS? πŸ˜‚. - Linzee  1188.1 #146 9:58AM
aww. cute! and YES!!!πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ - misschurro  6361.2 #17 10:02AM
Was wondering if anyone would bring that up. Lol I did use the original artwork...... - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:02AM
YES!!! My friends and I really didn't "get it" at the time, but I remember! How funny, lol!! :) - GheeButtersnaps  377.6 #597 10:05AM
What about the controversy in the wedding scene?!?! - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 1:04PM
πŸ˜‚ I had to look the wedding scene up, so funny!! - Linzee  1188.1 #146 1:38PM
🎍 - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 3:13PM
Cool fact about Diane. So sweet of Walt to help her out like that. TLM might be my second favorite movie- controversies and all. I can still remember seeing the statue that is on the coast in Denmark to commemorate Hans Christian Anderson's story. - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 1:04PM
First off, yes!!! Thank you for reminding me about the wedding scene, lol!!! Second, I went to Demark last year and saw the HCA statue, as well. It was raining and slippery to climb down there, but I got the photo op! :) - GheeButtersnaps  377.6 #597 1:42PM
$150.000?!! Wow so fascinating!! - Goofy24  174.0 #2335 1:29PM
Such a great article! So cute how she asked her daddy for an autograph aw :). Thanks for sharing! My favorite part of the movie is when Ariel & Flounder are treasure hunting. That whole scene where the shark is chasing them. Love how at the end Flounder sticks his tongue out at the shark hehe - LuvsMimisHouse  515.8 #407 1:55PM
I still have that same exact poster on the right! It used to be right next to my bed when I was a little girl so I would see it every morning when I woke up! - PirateQueenBriezy  330.9 #743 2:00PM
How cute about the Diane disney thing! It's so sweet that at the time he didn't have anything to give her so he gave her the story!! And I loved Ariel as a youngin! My favorite part is when Sebastian sings 🎢under the sea🎢 - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 2:05PM
What a great Disney history post!! Favorite part of the movie has got to be when Ariel sings Part of your World :) - SarahLovesDisney  85.2 #3836 2:38PM
This is so cute! Love your historical facts! - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 2:43PM
Very cool story about Diane. Love it. About The Little Mermaid, this is one of my favorites. Such a sweet story - my favorite part is when King Triton lets Ariel become human and to be with Eric, her love. I have daughters myself and can relate. Thank you SMK. This is a great Disney history post. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 7:25PM

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