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Close Up On The Planets

As we prepare for tonight’s finale of Cosmos (sadness!), what better way to prepare than with another look back at the cutting edge of science education… thirty years ago.

Close-Up On The Planets was a 1982 release by the Walt Disney Educational Media Co., directed by Charles Finance. It was produced during a very exciting [...]

Now, The Adventure Is Real!

Like every other website, I am now required to meet a daily quota of posts about Star Wars.

Back in 1987, vacationers looking for a bit of “intergalactic pleasure travel” were able to embark for the first time on Star Tours at Disneyland. But while the attraction’s grand opening was held on January 9th, the [...]

Star Tours, Those Crazy Star Tours!

Heard any Star Wars news lately? Nah, me either.

Considering the recent explosion of all things Star Wars since Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, it’s interesting to look back at the beginnings of the company’s involvement with the Lucas empire. Overtures between the two parties went back as far as the Ron Miller era, when Imagineer [...]

See You At The Fair!

Fifty years ago, in Flushing Meadows, Queens, the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair opened its doors. This grand exposition featured exhibits from around the world in massive mid-century structures; it also included four marquee attractions developed by the Imagineers at WED Enterprises – General Electric’s Progressland, Ford’s Magic Skyway, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, [...]

Leading Ladies And Femmes Fatales: The Art Of Marc Davis

As if their current Mary Blair retrospective wasn’t enough to get you to the Walt Disney Family Museum this year, the museum has just announced a second exhibition that will debut later this year. Leading Ladies And Femmes Fatales: The Art Of Marc Davis will go on display in the museum’s Theater Gallery from [...]