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Disney Buys Marvel [Again]

According to The Deadline, Disney has agreed to purchase Iron Man 3 and The Avengers from Paramount Pictures for the tidy sum of $115 million. Under the new deal, Disney gets distribution rights for the two aformentioned films while Paramount will retain distribution rights over Thor [May 6, 2011], Captain America [July 22, 2011], Iron […]

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 […]

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 […]

Disney to Plant 500,000+ Trees in Honor of ‘Earth’

According to Entertainment Tonight, Disney will plant a tree for everyone who attends the Disneynature film ‘Earth’ this weekend. From advanced sales, Disney has already committed to planting 500,000 trees. The company will plant the trees in critical areas of biodiversity such as Brazil’s Atlantic rain forest.

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 (March 22-28)

1901: Animator, and Disney Legend, Ub Iwerks is born Ubbe Ert Iwerks in Kansas City, Missouri. 1907: Composer Leigh Harline (Pinocchio, Snow White) is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1909: Animator, Disney Legend, and one of the “Nine Old Men”, Milt Kahl is born in San Fransisco, CA. 1912: Actor Wilfrid Brambell (Willie Bannock in The Three […]

This Week in Disney History (March 15-21)

1883: Actor Colin Campbell (The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Alice in Wonderland) is born in Scotland. 1892: Actor Don Barclay (Cinderella, Mary Poppins, 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan) is born in Ashland, Oregon. 1904: Actor J. Pat O’Malley (Robin Hood, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, Son of Flubber, The Adventures of Spin […]

This Week in Disney History (March 1-7)

1910: Actor David Niven (Candleshoe, No Deposit No Return) is born James David Graham Niven in London, England. 1914: Animator, and one of the Nine Old Men, Ward Kimball (Fantasia, Pinocchio, Dumbo) is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1930: Animator Ub Iwerks leaves Disney to start his own Studios, only to return a few years later. 1932: Administrator, and Disney […]

This Week in Disney History (February 22-28)

1895: Actor Edward Brophy (Timothy Q. Mouse in Dumbo) is born in New York City. 1908: Actor, and Disney Legend, John Mills (Father Robinson in Swiss Family Robinson, Father to Hayley Mills of Parent Trap fame) is born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills in Felixstowe, Suffolk, England. 1913: Actor Jim Backus (the Mayor in Pete’s Dragon) is born […]

This Week in Disney History (February 8-14)

1886: Actor Charles Ruggles (Follow Me, Boys!, The Ugly Dachshund, Son of Flubber) is born in Los Angeles, California. 1903: Actor Stuart Erwin (The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, Son of Flubber, Moochie of the Little League) is born in Squaw County, California. 1914: Disney Legend Bill Justice (Mickey Mouse animator, worked on Audio-Animatronics) is born in Dayton, Ohio. […]

This Week in Disney History (February 1-7)

1889: Actor Walter Catlett (J. Worthington Foulfellow in Pinocchio) is born in San Francisco, California. 1908: Comedian Gene Sheldon (Zorro, Toby Tyler, Ten Weeks with the Circus, Babes in Toyland) is born Eugene Hume in Columbus, Ohio. 1914: Actor Thurl Ravenscroft (Shere Kahn in The Jungle Book, the Knight in The Sword in the Stone, the Captain in One […]

This Week in Disney History (January 18-24)

1882: Author Alan Alexander Milne (creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) is born in London, England. 1900: Animator David Dodd Hand is born in Plainfield, New Jersey. 1902: Actor Leon Ames (The Monkey’s Uncle, The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, Son of Flubber, The Absent Minded Professor) is born in Portland, Indiana. 1906: Director, and Disney Legend, Wilfred Jackson (Cinderella, Lady and […]

This Week in Disney History (January 4-10)

1904: Actor Ray Bolger (Barnaby in Babes in Toyland) is born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. 1905: Actor, and Disney Legend, Sterling Holloway (the voice of Winnie the Pooh) is born in Cedartown, GA. 1913: Animator, director, writer, and Disney Legend, Jack Hannah (clean-up artist on early Mickey, Donald, and Silly Symphony cartoons) is born in Arizona. 1913: Executive, and Disney […]

This Week in Disney History (December 28-January 3)

1865: Actor Otis Harlan (Happy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is born in Zanesville, Ohio. 1890: Walt Disney’s older brother (the second born to Flora and Elias Disney), Raymond Arnold Disney, is born in Chicago, Illinois. 1898: Animator, and Disney Legend, Dick Huemer (The Wise Little Hen, The Reluctant Dragon, Peter and the Wolf, Dumbo, Fantasia, Alice […]