Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I urgently need to get a hold of the article below (especially the part that mentions Musicana). Could anyone help?
"World of Animation - The Next SNOW WHITE" by John Cawley in American Classic Screen (Volume 5, Number 4; 1980)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
This just in from Jim Korkis:
[Even though Christmas is officially over, shouldn't we maintain the spirit of Christmas the entire year? In that spirit, here is a link to a page from a Christmas carols book published by King Features in 1949 showcasing their comic strip characters from Rip Kirby to Snuffy Smith decorating appropriate holiday songs. This link is to the page for the song with the Disney comic strip characters.]
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
[I promised to come back to the “Disney History Discovery” made by Gunnar and me.
The premiere date of the short “Steamboat Willie” here in Norway has been unclear, but after some research at National Library in our capital Oslo, we finally found it! The daily Norwegian newspaper “Aftenposten” (“The Evening Post”), published in Oslo, announces in its issue published on March 24, 1930 that “Steamboat Willie” will premiere that same evening together with the musical film “Love Comes Along” (from 1930), starring Bebe Daniels.
See the attachment below – a scan of the original advertisement. Notice the wrong spelling of the title, “Steemboat Willie” (sic).
It was even a small ad about its premiere in the same newspaper the week before (attachment above).]
Merry Xmas to you all. I will be in Morocco until the 29th of December and will try and post something on the 30th. If not, I wish you all also a great new year.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
- Richard Todd by Michael Barrier
- The Princess And The Frog’s Supervising Animator Mark Henn – Part 1: It All Started With A…Mermaid! by Jeremie Noyer
- Roy E. Disney, Lyricist by Amid Amidi
- Diane Disney Miller - Happy Birthday ! by David Lesjak
- TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-Day Six by Paul F. Anderson
- TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-Day Seven by Paul F. Anderson
- TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-Day Nine by Paul F. Anderson
- Rowland B. Wilson’s Li’l Mermaid by Michael Sporn
- Thanks For Everything, Roy. by Pete Emslie
- The Archive Series: Animation by Mark Mayerson
Friday, December 18, 2009
Link to 1958 Donald Duck daily comic strips.]
- Disney biographer remembers Roy E. Disney by Bob Thomas
- TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-Day Four by Paul F. Anderson
- TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-Day Five by Paul F. Anderson
- Roy Edward Disney - R.I.P. by David Lesjak
- Santa / Mickey Lionel hand car by David Lesjak
Thursday, December 17, 2009
- ROY E. DISNEY, KEY FIGURE IN REVITALIZING THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY AND DISNEY'S ANIMATION LEGACY, DIES AT AGE 79
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
by Pam Burns-Clair and Don Peri
After Harriet Burns—the first female Walt Disney Imagineer—passed away in July 2008, Harriet's daughter, Pam, received such an outpouring of love complete with colorful stories of her mother from family and friends, both personal and professional, that she decided to create a tribute book. Together with co-author Don Peri, they solicited and received many more stories about Harriet and they all are gathered in this book, together with many photos of Harriet not seen before by the public. Through this limited edition hard cover, coffee-table style book, you will discover the range and depth of Harriet's impact on those lives she touched whether as a mother, grandmother, relative, mentor, co-worker, or friend. The stories will bring a smile or a tear, or both, and will contribute to an understanding and appreciation of this tiny woman with a heart as big as her native Texas.
The book is a perfect holiday gift for those seeking inspiration from a pioneering woman venturing with bold finesse into what was previously a male-dominated workplace, for Disney history buffs and—of course—for those who knew and admired this multi-faceted woman. A presale holiday card to be presented to the recipient can be obtained by ordering from http://www.imagineerharriet.com/. The price will be $35 (+ $5 shipping/handling) scheduled for mid-January 2010.
Pam Burns-Clair, MFT is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Napa, California. Her daughter Chelsea contributed as the project designer. Don Peri is a Disney historian and author of Working With Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists (University Press of Mississippi, 2008). Don lives in Davis, California.
This limited-edition book will be published by The Donning Company Publishers of Virginia Beach,
Virginia–the largest specialty pictorial history publisher in the United States–and this publication will become
the newest book in Donning’s “Portrait of America” series.
8 1/2” x 10 7/8”, hardcover, limited-edition, 112 pages with almost 200 photographs.]
Monday, December 14, 2009
I hope you will enjoy this early Christmas gift.
I will be in Barcelona tomorrow. The blog will be updated again on Thursday.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I just discovered on ebay the display sign above (11 1/8" x 6 1/8") which I did not know existed and that I thought some of you might enjoy.
Friday, December 11, 2009
According to the caption:
["The Miracle" is a song that Roy Williams wrote and illustrated, most likely as a storyboard for a performance on The Mickey Mouse Club.]
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Within its 120 pages there are 5 items, though, that caught my attention as I believe no other book ever featured them: a sketch of the Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Ferdinand Horvath; a concept painting of Cinderella by Bianca Majolie; two small concept studies from Sleeping Beauty by Joe Rinaldi; and a fascinating concept paiting of Belle by Mel Shaw. Having access to those four items justified the $20 I spent on this catalog, but I realize I am in a minority.
Monday, December 07, 2009
I believe the sketch above is by Kimball, also. I recognize Walt, Ham Luske and Kimball, but who is the man standing with the cigar. It's probably obvious but as I already mentioned I am very bad at recognizing faces, even more when they are caricatured.
- Paul F. Anderson has posted an astounding series of posts on the Disney History Insitute this weekend to celebrate Walt's 108th birthday. Not to be missed in any way, shape or form!
- Happy 108th Birthday Walter Elias Disney by David Lesjak
- Walt Disney's Birthday Celebration by Alain Littaye
- Barks cartoons by Joakim Gunnarsson (Thanks to Jim Korkis for the link)
- An exclusive look inside Disneyland’s Mr. Lincoln by Adam Townsend (Thanks to Jim Korkis for the link)