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Bill Justice, 1914-2011

Bill Justice in his animation years (Photo via Cartoon Brew)

The sad news arrived today that Disney animator, artist and Imagineer Bill Justice passed away this morning only a day after his 97th birthday. During a remarkable 47-year career at the company, Justice contributed to the animated features of Disney’s golden era as well [...]

Retroworlds – The Melvin The Moose Breakfast Show

While character meals are now a huge cash cow for Disney, and getting reservations for lunch with Pooh and Princesses has become something of a bloodsport for harried parents, character breakfasts from days of yore were much fewer and far between. You could have a quiet breakfast with Mickey and company on the Empress [...]

A Pair of Shorts

On this day in 1953, Walt Disney Productions released a pair of animated shorts that remain well-known to this day. Ben and Me told the odd story of a mouse who lived with and inspired Ben Franklin. Based on a book by Robert Lawson and adapted for the screen by the great story artist Bill [...]