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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 […]

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 8-14)


1900: Writer Ted Sears (Sleeping Beauty, Disneyland-the TV series, The Vanishing Prairie, The Living Desert) is born in Massachusetts. 1905: Actor Richard Haydn (Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland) is born in London, England. 1909: Animator Jules Engel (Fantasia, Bambi, and others) is born in Budapest, Hungary. 1911: Animator, Disney Legend, and one of Walt’s Nine Old Men, John […]

The Ball Comes a Bit Earlier for Disney’s New Princess


The nationwide release of Disney’s hand-drawn “The Princess and the Frog” has been moved from Christmas Day to December 11, 2009, according to Variety. In New York and Los Angeles, the film will have premieres on November 25. The film would have faced “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel” on its old date. Now, it […]

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 […]

Disney Cruise Line Going 3D


In a first for the cruise line industry, the Disney Cruise Line is going to start showing movies in Disney Digital 3-D, states The Earth Times. The Wonder will start showing 3D films on Nov. 20 and the Magic will follow on December 6. In 2009, Disney plans to improve upon this technology by making […]

This Week in Disney History (November 2-8)


1895: Director, and Disney Legend, Ben Sharpsteen (Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo) is born in Tacoma, Washington. 1896: Illustrator Gustaf Tenggren (Snow White, Bambi, Pinocchio) is born in Vastergotland, Sweden. 1910: Executive, and Disney Legend, Irving Ludwig (president of Buena Vista Distribution during his 40 years at the Walt Disney Company). 1911: Actor Leonard Slye (aka Roy Rogers) (Melody Time, Pecos […]

This Week in Disney History (October 5-11)


1905: Actor Andy Devine (Friar Tuck in Robin Hood) is born in Flagstaff, Arizona. 1907: Animator, and Disney Legend, Art Babbit (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinnochio, Dumbo, and Goofy in his later shorts) is born in Omaha, Nebraska. 1910: Writer Winston Hibler (the Disneyland TV series, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan) is born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 1918: Film editor, and […]