#RAK 'n ROLL with Dahulament: 1 set of the Disney Studio Cast Member Newsreels. The Cars Land has interviews with Imagineers that worked on Buena Vista St and a recipe for the Strawberry Rhubarb pie from Flo's. The Brave issue has alot of info on the making of Brave. This RAK is open to anyone and everyone. UPDATE: have 30 sets to give away. I will pull names Monday evening. Good Luck!
AND THE WINNER IS: Charlie_Mouse for Melanie_Mouse! Please DM me for further details and instructions for next Thursday Morning. Thank you everyone who entered and congrats to the winner.
Carsland RAK! I have two extra spots for the preview on the 14th.
**Edit**You do NOT need an AP or ticket to come to this, so no worries on blackout dates or parkhoppers.
Just saw this! Perfect timing for my NYC trip this weekend! Disney's NEWSIES just opened on broadway! It's based on the 1992 film and features a score by 8 time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin). Hope I can go see it! Perfect for this journalist. Anyone seen this movie before? I didn't even know it existed!
Mr. Disney was one of five children, four boys and a girl. He was the fourth born Disney son. He was named after his parents pastor and friend Walter Parr, a preacher at St. Paul Congregational Church. The pastor, in turn, will later name his son Elias, after Walt's father.
Most of Walt's childhood was spent on a farm in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. In 1911, the family moved to Kansas City, where his love for trains really developed. His Uncle, Mike Martin, was a train Engineer who worked on the route between Fort Madison, Iowa, and Marceline. Walt would later work a summer job with the railroad, selling newspapers and snacks to the travelers. To read more about Walts love for trains
Video: Walt riding the Lilly Belle at the Studio. Video courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum.
To watch a short biography of Walts life:
Walt and Lillian Disney with unnamed friend, London, 1935.
Walt Disney in my opinion, is a wonderful example of the American dream! He represents: imagination, optimism, creation, and self-made success in the American tradition. He brought us closer to the future, while telling us of the past, it is certain, Walt Disney was a great man! He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world! Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon characters we all love to watch today. :) He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of the magical playgrounds that ties us all together, Disneyland and Disney World. Had he been alive today he would be 112 years old! Happy birthday Walt! Thank you so much for believing in your dreams! You are a true inspiration.
In honor of today, it would be fun if we all mentioned our favorite quote from Mr. Disney. I'll go first, I have many, but this one always sticks out:
"I've always been interested in the past and history and I think it's vital."
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday!