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Disney’s Magic Makers: Floyd Gottfredson


After a long hiatus, the Disney’s Magic Makers series is back! We return with a look at the Comic Strip side of the Studios. This week, we’ll focus on Floyd Gottfredson. Floyd Gottfredson was born in 1905 in Kaysville, Utah (in a railroad station where his parents lived). His father would regularly take him on […]

2009 Disney Legends to Be Announced at D23


The 2009 Disney Legends are as follows: Tony Anselmo:¬†voice of Donald Duck since 1985 Harry Archinal: former president of Buena Vista International (which distributed Disney movies worldwide) Beatrice Arthur: Dorothy Zbornak in The Golden Girls (1985-1992) [Awarded ¬†posthumously] Bill Farmer: voice of Goofy since 1986 (he’s also voiced Pluto and Horace Horsecollar) Estelle Getty: Sophia […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Russi Taylor


Russi Taylor was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1944. As she grew up, she had a desire to work for Walt Disney. When she and her family were on a trip to Disneyland, Taylor ran into Walt, who asked what she wanted to do when she grew up. When Taylor told him that […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Milt Kahl


Welcome back to the Disney’s Magic Makers Series here at Netcot. This time, we’ll focus on Milt Kahl, the eighth of Disney’s Nine Old Men… Milt Kahl was born on March 22, 1909, in San Francisco, California. He dropped out of high school to pursue his dream of becoming an illustrator for a magazine or […]

Disney Legend Class of 2008 is Unveiled


The newest class of Disney Legends was unveiled this week. The list includes: Frank Gifford (TV Broadcaster) Toshio Kagami (CEO of the Oriental Land Company) Walt Peregoy (Animator: Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book) Dorothea Redmond (Imagineer: New Orleans Square at Disneyland, Fantasyland) […]