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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 […]

This Week in Disney History (April 5-11)

1915: Actor Harry Morgan (The Barefoot Executive, Scandalous John, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Snowball Express, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Car From Outer Space) is born in Detroit, Michigan. 1924: Actress Jane Kean (Miss Taylor in Pete’s Dragon) is born in Hartford, Connecticut. 1928: Actor James Garner (Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, […]

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 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 […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Ward Kimball

Welcome to part seven of nine focusing on Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. This week, we’re focusing on Ward Kimball. Content: Before the Studios At the Studios After the Studios Before the Studios : Ward Kimball was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 4, 1914. His fascination with drawing and railroads began at a young […]

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 […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Eric Larson

Here’s the sixth of nine parts detailing Walt’s Nine Old Men. This time, we’re focusing on Eric Larson. Contents: Before the Studios At the Studios After the Studios Before the Studios Eric Larson was born on September 3, 1905, in Cleveland, Utah. Growing up, Larson was an avid comic reader (he read “Punch” and “Judge” among […]

This Week in Disney History (February 15-21)

1899: The wife of Walt Disney, Lillian Bounds, is born in Spalding, Ohio. 1904: Actor James Baskett (Uncle Remus in Song of the South) is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1907: Actor Cesar Romero (The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him, Now You Don’t, The Strongest Man in the World) is born in New York City. […]

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 (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 […]

Netcot Podcast: Nominated for People’s Choice Podcast Award

We’re proud to announce that the Netcot Podcast has been nominated for a People’s Choice Podcast Award. In addition to thanking the staff that brings you content every day at, we also want to thank all of you: the Netcot community. Without your support and participation at, this wouldn’t have been possible. If […]

Rock the Vote

We’re proud to help promote the Rock the Vote campaign designed to inform all Americans of the importance of voting this election season. Regardless of which candidates are your choices, we encourage everyone to make your voice heard by voting. For more information about voting, the issues, the candidates or common questions, please visit […]

Netcot comes to the iPhone

Its no secret that a bunch of us here at Netcot get just as excited about tech as we do about Disney. Today, we’re blending those two passions together. is proud to announce the launch of an all new version of the website designed to work with the iPhone and iPod Touch devices. When […]