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Disney’s Magic Makers: Fred Moore

From here on out, new posts will be out on a semi-regular schedule. If there’s a specific person you’d like to know more about, drop a comment below. With that said, let’s take a look this week at Fred Moore. Robert Fred Moore was born on September 7, 1911 in Los Angeles, California. While attending […]

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.  […]

The Day the Mouse Died

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Wayne Allwine (3rd official voice of Mickey Mouse and Disney Legend died over the weekend due to complications from diabetes at age 62. His wife, Russi Taylor (voice of Minnie) by his side.  No word on who might replace him.

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 […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: John Lounsbery

Welcome to the 5th of 9 posts featuring Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. Our previous reports include Les Clark, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, and Wolfgang Reitherman. This week, we’ll focus on John Lounsbery. Contents: Life Before the Studios Life At the Studios Life After the Studios Life Before the Studios: John Lounsbery was born in Cincinatti, […]

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 […]