Saturday, May 30, 2009

Disney News - The Disney Brothers Studio

This Article about The "First" Disney Studio
came out in the Disney Times - 30 years ago
Below are the employees of Disney Bros. Studio
(Walt third from left, Roy on right),

in front of their first Los Angeles offices at 4647 Kingswell Ave,
in Los Feliz.

For the last 20 years
I've lived one block from the Kingswell.
Yesterday morning I walked over and took this shot.

Ghost from the past

Friday, May 29, 2009

Disney Times

The Disney Times was a Newspaper
published by and for the Employees of Walt Disney Productions
[The Studio, Disneyland and WDW]
and it was mailed to your home.

I kept a few of these over the years
and as I was going through them I found these

I love the style of Goofy and the castle in this one
Cool concept for this !
Love the little mice...

And this one just took me back 30 years!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

In the 60s and 70s
I used to get these little gems in the mail.
Order your Books Today!
"Not Available anywhere else!"

This was one of my favorites...
Brer Rabbit! Whoop-ee!!

A Free Book Rack!
I'm in!!!

and I can also order all my LPs from them!
You don't even have to wait for them
to come out on "Ktell"

Here's the envelope all this magic came in!
Even as a kid I thought "Who drew this???"
*Bad Animation Alert*

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Sherman Brothers

"The Boys:
The Sherman Brothers Story"

I saw this documentary last night...
all I can say is WOW!

If you haven't seen it yet.

It's Playing for a few more days here in Hollywood...

In Westwood,CA. at the Landmark's Regent Theater

In Hollywood at the El Capitan Theatre
through May 26, for 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows only),

In New York at the Landmark Sunshine Cinemas

In Palm Desert, California at the Cinemas Palme D'Or

In San Francisco at the AMC Metreon.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Skull Rock

Skull Rock at night!
I came across this picture a friend of mine took
around 1980.
The whole area looked so great with the lights!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Disneyland ZOO CREW

Disneyland's Character Dept.
was called
"The Zoo Crew"

This article is from
The Wonderful World of Disney Magazine 1969

This patch was worn on the tee shirts
by the Zoo Crew till the early 80s
Then Wardrobe just printed the image
on a white Tee shirt...
But so many shirts were going missing,
they started dying the shirts Pink and Orange
thinking this would detour people from stealing them...

Cast Photos

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The "Partners Statue" Dedication

Walt and Mickey arrive backstage at the Park
The stage is set:
November 18, 1993
Stan Freeze and the Disneyland Band
are waiting for the show to start

Jack Lindquist, President of Disneyland

[He officially retired that same day] Officiated the ceremony

Roy Disney Spoke

The Fab 5 arrive...

Roy,Jack and the Gang unveil the statue. Children were on hand to help
celebrate "Mickey's Worldwide Kids Party

Special Guest in attendance were
Blaine Gibson [the sculptor of the statue]
John Hench,Marc and Alice Davis
Wayne Allwine,Russie Taylor and Bill Farmer

And the Show was Directed by Robert Ponce

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Disneyland Story Show 1980

The Singers in the show
sang Small World in every language...
including Sign Language!

For the finally, some of the Characters entered
through the house and we the stairs
on the side of the stage

Monday, May 11, 2009

Disneyland Visit Today

I went down and spent a few hours at the park today:
and once again my ticket at the Main Gate was... GOOFY!

As I was in line for Buzz Lightyear
I looked up to see Vintage Disneyland Tickets
"Missing Tiles"
[I call them his because he pointed them out on his blog
a long while back and they still haven't been fixed!]
While looking up there,
I noticed that the tree had LOTS of names carved in the trunk!
How did people get we there to carve their name in the Tree???
and while waiting over at the kennels,
I noticed these 3 funny looking things!
I think they were once used as a Telephone!?
and the Space Mt. exit had a whole slew of them!!!!
Do they even work???

The Disneyland Story Show 1980

Snow White and Prince Charming
"Someday My Prince Will Come"


"I've Got No Strings"

"An Actors Life for Me..."