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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 the company....
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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 shaped the...
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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 a reality”...
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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 the best...
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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 Clayton who...
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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 that TCM...
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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 of Xia,...
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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 all love...
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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 years. They...
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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. He is...
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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 will say…Mickey...
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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 seemed to...
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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 animated classic...
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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 Disney himself....
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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 in most...
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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. If you...
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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 list is...
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Einstok White Ale-Now at Norway’s Pavilion…

January 27, 2015

 Beer is perhaps one of mankind’s oldest fermented beverages. Sometimes called natures “Perfect Food”, beer has been documented as far back as the 5th millennium BC. Beer is produced from cereals containing sugars, and...
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World Chapter of Disneyana Fan Club donates $10,000 to Florida Hospital…

January 19, 2015

 Walt Disney from the beginning has always made it a practice to give back to the community. As far back and 1948, the Disney...
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COTM…Cruella de Vil

January 1, 2015

 On January 21st, 1961 the Walt Disney Company released its seventeenth animated feature, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”. The story was taken from a 1956 book by English playwright and novelist Dodie Smith. As with many of the films taken...
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2014 Disneyana Fan Club’ “Jolly Holiday” Christmas Party…

December 19, 2014

 There is probably no one in the world that does know the name of Walt Disney and the rich legacy he and his studio have left to the world. For...
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COTM…Clara Cluck

December 1, 2014

 Clara Cluck, that opera singing chicken who first appeared in Mickey’s the “Orphan’s Benefit” in 1934 was one of the many supporting Disney characters that never made it big with the rest of the fab five, i.e. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and...
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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party press event 2014…

November 9, 2014

 It’s hard to believe but the Christmas Season is again upon us! At this, the happiest time of the year, millions of families have their plans to celebrate and traditions...
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Swan and Dolphin’s 5th Annual Food and Wine Classic…

November 2, 2014

 I have just returned from Disney’s Swan and Dolphin’ 5th annual Food and Wine Classic and I can report that this is the best Festival yet! Since I...
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COTM…Huey, Dewy and Louie

November 1, 2014

 Disney characters are world-renowned, recognized by everyone. They are famous for their extended families, Nieces, Nephews, and Uncles. There are Mickey’s nephews, Morty and Ferdie, Daisy Duck’s Nieces April, May and June, Minnies Nieces Melody and Millicent and...
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Carl Stalling-Disney’s First Music Man…

October 23, 2014

 Walt Disney could without any argument be included among history’s greatest legions of Innovator’s, Dreamers and Showmen. Walt had the uncanny ability to know what would work, and was a stickler for perfection. He was also...
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COTM-Max Goof…

October 1, 2014

 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 started out...
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Disney’ Hilton Head Resort…A Hidden Gem

September 29, 2014

 Over the years, my wife and I have been members of Disney’s amazing DVC (Disney Vacation Club), proud owners in three Disney properties. We have had many memorable vacations and have been all over...
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Canadian Pavilion at EPCOT…

September 1, 2014

 For the past several months, I have been covering the beautiful and detailed pavilions around World Showcase, and today we’ll take a look at Canada. Our ally and neighbor to the north have some of the most beautiful...
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COTM…Ariel

September 1, 2014

 Ariel is the main character in the 1989 Disney Movie “The Little Mermaid”. She is the sixteen year old daughter of the Sea King Triton. King Triton is very protective of her and her six older sisters. Ariel has become unhappy with her life...
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