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COTM-Daisy Duck…

February 1, 2016

Just as Mickey Mouse has Minnie as his love interest, Donald has Daisy Duck. Although Minnie Mouse has appeared with Mickey since the beginning in “Plane Crazy” in 1928 and continued to appear in almost all the Mickey Mouse shorts,...
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Fantasia-Walt’s Masterpiece…

January 21, 2016

I will never forget the first time I saw Fantasia. I hate to say, but I despised  it!  Of course, I was only about 8 years old at the time. For a kid weaned on the Silly Symphonies and the...
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Disneyana Fan Club’s 2015 Christmas Party…

January 4, 2016

Before I begin this new article for the New Year, I want to say I hope all had a safe and Merry Christmas and likewise a Happy New Year. There are many...
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COTM…Max Goof…

January 1, 2016

Max Goof or his given name Maximilian Goof is the son of Goofy Goof, Disney’s lovable but clumsy character. Although throughout his career, Goofy’s wife was never really mentioned, and it was never said what became of her. Goofy himself...
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Fort Wilderness Railroad-Disney’s forgotten Train…

December 15, 2015

Walt Disney was a lifelong Rail Road fanatic. Ever since his earliest days in Marceline Missouri, when he and his brother Roy would go to the train tracks near their small farm and wait...
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COTM-The Three Caballeros…

December 1, 2015

At the end of the 1930’s, the Disney Studios fantastic successes with Mickey Mouse and the classic animated Movie, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” began to wane. War clouds were gathering over Europe and the kind of...
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“Disney by the Numbers”- New book by Tony Caselnova Interview…

November 24, 2015

There are more books out on the subject of Walt Disney and his Legacy than there is pixie dust in all the Disney Parks...
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COTM-Peg Leg Pete…

November 1, 2015

Quick, can you name your favorite Disney Character? I know that without a doubt and hesitation, mine is Mickey Mouse. This original, classic character started it all, and put the Disney Studios on the map. Mickey was followed...
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Who’s the Leader of the Club? Jimmie Dodd

October 30, 2015

“Who’s the Leader of the Club that’s made for you and me? M- I- C- K- E- Y M- O- U- S- E Mickey Mouse! “Most...
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COTM…Ub Iwerks

September 30, 2015

Although not a cartoon character, no one could mention any Disney character, especially Mickey Mouse without evoking the name of Ubbe Iwwerks. This life-long friend of Walt Disney’s, a brilliant animator and inventor was perhaps the most important person in...
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Gay Days at Walt Disney World…

September 30, 2015

For guests at Walt Disney World during “Gay Days”, most will not even be aware about the annual gathering of Gay and Lesbian groups, their families and friends as they enjoy the...
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EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion…

September 14, 2015

For the last year I have been writing about the countries around World Showcase in EPCOT. Today, we’ll explore the wonders and visual beauty of the Japanese pavilion. This pavilion, much like its other Far-East tenant here China,...
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COTM…Chicken Little

September 1, 2015

This famous story of a chicken who believes the sky is falling because of being hit on the head by an acorn is re-told by Disney’s 46th animated feature film entitled “Chicken Little” What makes this feature unique is that...
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The Mickey Mouse Watch…

August 13, 2015

Perhaps no company or business today has more merchandising linked to its products than the Disney Company. From the earliest days in the studio’s history the marketing of Disney merchandise brought in much needed revenue for...
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COTM…Roy O. Disney

August 1, 2015

Of all the characters, Artisans, and friends that Walt Disney had amassed over his long, successful career, none was more important than his own brother, Roy O. Disney. The bond these two men developed over their lifetimes helped...
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Disney’s Architect…Admiral Joe Fowler

July 24, 2015

Walt Disney is famous for his quotes, and perhaps the most poignant one was… “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream...
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Mickey News Interviews author Dave Shute…

July 13, 2015

Who is Dave Shute you ask? He is perhaps one of the most knowledgeable experts on Disney World, Disney for first-timers, and on the Disney-owned Hotels. His Website: “Yourfirstvisit.net is one of...
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COTM-Tarzan…

July 1, 2015

The Character of Tarzan was born in a novel written by American Author Edgar Rice Burroughs, which first appeared in the magazine, “All Story Magazine” in 1912 and later in book form in 1914. The basic plot is the story of John...
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The Great Movie Ride-Now Re-opened…

June 22, 2015

Ever since the announcement last November that the iconic network, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the Disney Company were teaming up in a joint effort to showcase classic Hollywood films for family entertainment and...
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China Pavilion…

June 1, 2015

China is the world’s second largest country (Area wise). The country was originally inhabited by early humans between 250,000 and 2.24 million years ago. The beginning of the “Dynasty’s” or ruling emperors according to Chinese tradition was the first dynasty...
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COTM- Freddy Moore…

June 1, 2015

Although no cartoon character by any means, Fred Moore (Nee: Robert Fred Moore September 7th, 1911) with his unique design style and drawings helped the Disney Company bring to life the special appearance of the many characters we...
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Jim Korkis discusses “Echo Lake” at the Studios…

May 13, 2015

One of the best perks about writing blogs and covering Disney Press events, for me at least, is the wonderful friends I have made over the past 10...
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COTM…Horace Horsecoller

May 1, 2015

Horace Horsecoller has the great distinction in being one of the first of the collection of barnyard animals to become Mickey’s friend. He was created by Ub Iwerks and has the characteristic “Rubber Hose” style typical of the early Toons....
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Roy Williams, “The Big Mooseketeer”…

April 23, 2015

There is perhaps no name on earth that when invoked can release a flood of emotions and memories then that of Walter Elias Disney. Ask anyone what Disney means to them, and the majority...
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Walt Disney’s “Flowers and Trees…

April 2, 2015

All Disney fans and historians know that Walt Disney had made more innovations and firsts in animation than most. Walt was above nothing else, an innovator, dreamer and many consider him a seer, who...
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COTM…Dumbo

April 1, 2015

Disney is the world leader in family movies, beginning with the classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937 to the present. And throughout the years he has produced many which stand out among fans and critics alike, but the one...
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The Newly rehabbed “HUB”…

March 16, 2015

After much time behind the construction walls, Disney finally unveiled the newly rehabbed area known as the “Hub” This central location in the middle of the Magic Kingdom was the brainchild of none other than Walt...
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COTM…The Three Little Pigs

March 1, 2015

The fable of the three little pigs has been told for centuries. It has become familiar to millions since Walt Disney re-told the story in his successful 1933 animated cartoon. Walt kept true to the story...
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The “Outpost” at EPCOT…

February 24, 2015

Walt Disney World is so much more than restaurants, attractions, characters and shows. For the really sharped-eyed guest and of course, Disney fanatic, there are realms and realms of visual and audio inputs for the senses....
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COTM-Burt…

February 1, 2015

Walt Disney has given the world some of the most memorable characters, both animated and real life. From “Alice” from the Alice comedies, Peg Leg Pete, Horace Horse Collar and of course, Mickey Mouse to Captain Nemo, Zorro and many more, the...
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