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Going To Kansas City?

I got a press release today about an event this Friday, January 15th, in Kansas City that every Disney fan in the area should attend. I certainly wish that I could make it!

Local group Thank You, Walt Disney is holding a fundraising event and special premiere screening of Ted Thomas’s documentary Walt and El [...]

Heading South

For about a week now I’ve been immersed in the world of 1941 thanks to J.B. Kaufman’s excellent new book South of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program 1941-1948. I had hoped to have a full interview ready by today, when the book arrives in stores, but my little [...]

D23 – Day Four

Aaaaaaand we’re done.

The fourth and final day of the D23 Conventio-con-o-rama is a wrap, and I’m still alive. Barely, but still. Apparently full-bore Disney immersion is some magical petri culture that replaces the need for sleep or food. I’m going to need some sort of twelve-step program to bring me back down to civilian [...]

Walt’s Scrapbook – The Gallopin’ Gaucho, 1941

In 1941, Walt Disney and fifteen artists from his studio set out on a tour of South America. The trip was part of the U.S. State Department’s Good Neighbor program, intended to foster goodwill in South America to prevent the spread of Nazism in the Western Hemisphere. Walt and his artists visited several countries, [...]