‘Lost’ Disney cartoon with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit found

The BFI National Archive and Walt Disney Animation Studios are pleased to announce the rediscovery of a rare, long-lost, Walt Disney animated film, Sleigh Bells (1928) featuring the first ever Disney character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a long-eared precursor to Mickey Mouse. Continue reading ‘Lost’ Disney cartoon with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit found

American Cinematographer article on Technicolor

I did a previous post on Technicolor here. The ASC website did a very good follow up article about Technicolor and I posted it here too.  This is from their site and they own it. It is posted here under fair use and for comment and educational use only. The Dawn of Technicolor 1915-1935 online exclusive Authors James Layton and David Pierce discuss how Herbert Kalmus, … Continue reading American Cinematographer article on Technicolor

60 Years Ago: Operation Disneyland

Photo courtesy Chuck Pharis Two of my favorite things are Disneyland and Television. In celebration of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary I decided to post the behind the scenes ABC video showing the technical preparations. Below is the actual show from opening day itself. You can see how far TV and Disneyland have come over the years. Thanks to Eyes Of A Generation and Chuck Pharis for the photos … Continue reading 60 Years Ago: Operation Disneyland

Walt Before Mickey – Exclusive Trailer

From our friends over at DisneybyMark. Walt Before Mickey, is a big screen movie about the life of a simple man with a big dream: Walt Disney. Set in the early 1900′s, the film is based on the book Walt Before Mickey that chronicles Walt’s early years and his rise to success. This feature film is being produced by Armando Gutierrez (Henry & Me), Jeff Rice … Continue reading Walt Before Mickey – Exclusive Trailer

MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at The Walt Disney Family Museum

Mary Blair stands before her Tomorrowland mural design. Click on her AT&T CircleVision 360 ad below to enlarge. The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair. On view from March 13 to September 7, 2014, this comprehensive exhibition explores the artistic process and development of one of Walt Disney’s most original, beloved, and influential designer and … Continue reading MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at The Walt Disney Family Museum