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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 […]

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 […]

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: Wayne Allwine

Welcome to this week’s installment of Disney’s Magic Makers where we’re taking a look at the third voice of Mickey Mouse: Wayne Allwine. Wayne Allwine was born on February 7, 1947, in Glendale, California. He started performing at an early age with his first televised appearance at age 7 on Art Linkletter’s “House Party” show. […]

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.

Disney’s Magic Makers: Ub Iwerks

Ubbe Ert Iwerks was born to Dutch-American parents on March 24, 1901 in Kansas City, Missouri. During his early years, he lead life like any normal child: going to school, making friends, and drawing. Eventually, at the age of 18, Iwerks found a job at the Pesman-Rubin Commercial Art Studio. While working there, he ran […]