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Top 7 Stories of 2009


As the final hours of 2009 and the decade pass by us, we here at Netcot.com wanted to share with you what we thought were the top stories (or news areas) of the year from around the Disney Company: 1) Transportation Woes (July 17) Two WDW Buses collide. The driver of one bus failed to stop […]

Roy E. Disney Passes Away at 79


Roy Edward Disney, son of Roy O. and nephew of Walt, who led two revolutions that changed the company has passed away at the age of 79. Roy E. started as a director of nature films with the Disney Company before taking an administrative position after his uncle and father died, but was declined. He […]

Disney World and the Hurricane Watch (TD Ana, Hurricane Bill)


If you’ve checked the latest weather news, you probably saw that the first two named storms of the season have formed: Ana and Bill. Both are out in the Atlantic Ocean on their way to the Florida coast. Ana has run aground in the Caribbean and is weakining. If she curves northward, she might dump […]

Walt Disney World Ticket Prices on the Rise


As the discounts at Walt Disney World continue, the price of a one day, one park ticket will increase from $75 to $79 (a one day, one park ticket for a child between the ages of 3-9 will now be $68), beginning Sunday.  The price to upgrade a ticket to “Park Hopper” status or “Water Park […]

Two Monorails Collide at Walt Disney World


At 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, the Pink monorail, which was moving into the Ticket and Transportation Center, ran into the Purple monorail, which was stationary. One driver was killed while the other was injured (none of the guests riding were injured). The monorail will be shut down until further notice. Walt Disney World issued […]

This Week in Disney History (May 24-31)


1879: Actress Lucile Watson (Song of the South) is born in Quebec, Canada. 1889: Actor Don Brodie (Barker in Pinocchio) is born in Cincinnati, OH. 1908: Actress Barbara Luddy (Kanga in many Winnie the Pooh serials, Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Rover in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lady in Lady and the Tramp) is born in Great Falls, MT.  […]

This Week in Disney History (May 17-23)


1904: Actor Fred Shields (Narrator for Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros) is born in Kansas City, Missouri. 1906: Sound effects guru James Macdonald (Mickey and the Beanstalk, House of Mouse, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland) is born in Dundee, Scotland. 1908: Writer Ralph Wright (Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the […]

This Week in Disney History (May 10-16)


1872: Actor Taylor Holmes (King Stefan in Sleeping Beauty) is born in Newark, New Jersey. 1883: Sketch artist Albert Hunter (Snow White, Pinocchio)  is born in Zurich, Switzerland. 1908: Illustrator, and Disney Legend, Joe Grant (Snow White, Dumbo, Fantasia, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules) is born in New York City. 1911: Actor […]

Woman Arrested for Disney Scam


My Fox Orlando is reporting that Nancy Alvarez (a 21 year-old Miami woman) has been arrested for placing false advertisements for cheap Walt Disney World discount tickets and packages, which scammed about $7,500 from the customers. The ads were placed on Craigslist under the business name “A Fairy Tale Event.” Alvarez was arrested after she […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Marc Davis


Welcome to the ninth, and last, Magic Makers post about Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. An important note to make: there will be more posts in this series, but we’ll focus on other important people that have worked (or still work) at the Walt Disney Studios. This time, we’ll be focusing on Marc Davis. Marc […]

Disney Profits Take A Hit This Quarter


Disney has seen its profits fall in most sectors this quarter mainly due to poor performance at the box office according to the Finanicial Times. Operating income for Disney’s studios fell 97% to $13 million with DVD sales falling short for Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Bolt. Theme park attendance has remained steady but spending by […]

This Week in Disney History (May 3-9)


1903: Singer Bing Crosby (Narrator in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad) is born in Tacoma, Washington. 1915: Actor Ben Wright (Grimsby in The Little Mermaid, Wolf in The Jungle Book) is born in London, England. 1916: Actress, and Disney Legend, Adriana Caselotti (Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves) is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. […]

This Week in Disney History (April 26-May 2)


1902: Singer Harry Stockwell (Singing voice of the Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is born in Kansas City, Missouri. 1905: Actor Dennis O’Dea (Father Murphy in Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Dr. Livesy in Treasure Island) is born in Dublin, Ireland. 1915: Animator Art Stevens (Fantasia, Bambi, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, Winnie the Pooh and […]

This Week in Disney History (April 12-18)


1887: Actor Christian Rub (Pinocchio in Pinocchio) is born in Austria. 1907: Animator Bernhard August Gramatky, Jr. (worked at Disney from 1929-1936) is born in Dallas, Texas. 1917: Actor Hans Conried (Mr. George Darling/Captain Hook in Peter Pan, The Cat From Outer Space, The Shaggy D.A., Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier) is born in Baltimore, Maryland. […]

This Week in Disney History (April 5-11)


1915: Actor Harry Morgan (The Barefoot Executive, Scandalous John, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Snowball Express, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Car From Outer Space) is born in Detroit, Michigan. 1924: Actress Jane Kean (Miss Taylor in Pete’s Dragon) is born in Hartford, Connecticut. 1928: Actor James Garner (Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, […]