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Character of the Month

Disney Character of the month. Each month we spotlight another great Disney character. Giving you the Birthdate, little known facts, movie listings, famous quotes and vintage photos of the character.

COTM- Freddy Moore…

June 1, 2015
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 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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COTM…Horace Horsecoller

May 1, 2015
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 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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COTM…Dumbo

April 1, 2015
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 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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COTM…The Three Little Pigs

March 1, 2015
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 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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COTM-Burt…

February 1, 2015
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 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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COTM…Cruella de Vil

January 1, 2015
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 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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COTM…Clara Cluck

December 1, 2014
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 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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COTM…Huey, Dewy and Louie

November 1, 2014
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 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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COTM-Max Goof…

October 1, 2014
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 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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COTM…Ariel

September 1, 2014
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 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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COTM-Les Clark…

August 1, 2014
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 Of Disney’s Nine Old Men, Les Clark has the distinction of being the first of the “Nine” and the only one to work on Mickey. When he retired in 1976, he was a director and senior animator and the “longest continuously employed...
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COTM…Alice in Wonderland

July 1, 2014
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 It seems that anything Walt Disney put his hand to turns into a success. This is most evident in his animated feature films, starting in 1937 with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Then known as “Disney’s Folly” because no...
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COTM…Dumbo…

June 1, 2014
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 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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COTM…Scrooge McDuck

May 1, 2014
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  Scrooge McDuck is perhaps the best-know figure in the Donald Duck universe next to Donald himself and nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. He was created by Carl Barks and first appeared in the 1947 story “Christmas on Bear Mountain” published by...
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COTM…Tarzan…

April 1, 2014
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  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...
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COTM…The Three Little Pigs…

March 1, 2014
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   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...
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COTM-Aladdin

February 1, 2014
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  Anyone who has heard or read stories from the classic collection of tales from “One Thousand and one Arabian Nights” has certainly heard the tale of Aladdin.  This originates from a Middle-Eastern folk tale. The basic plot is that of a poverty-stricken young...
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Character of the Month…The Little Mermaid..

January 2, 2014
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  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...
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COTM…The Absent-Minded Professor…Ned Brainard

December 1, 2013
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  In 1961 Walt Disney Pictures released one of its most popular and beloved movies, “The Absent-Minded Professor” based on a short story by writer Samuel W. Taylor titled “A situation of Gravity” The premise of the Absent-Minded...
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COTM…Zorro

November 1, 2013
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    Walt Disney’s Zorro was taken from a fictional character created by writer Johnston McCulley in 1919. The character lived in old California during the Spanish Colonial era, and he was a savior and hero to the poor people of the land, living...
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COTM-The Phantom Blot…

October 1, 2013
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  Most fans when asked who Mickey’s biggest antagonist is, answer “Peg Leg Pete”, or just “Pete.  But Mickey had his share of others, notable one named the “Phantom Blot”. The Blot made his debut in the Floyd Gottfredson’s story...
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COTM…Rapunzel

September 1, 2013
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  The character of Rapunzel is a German fairy tale published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm. This story by the brothers is a variation of the fairy tale that was first written in 1698 by the French novelist and poet Charlotte-Rose de Caumont...
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COTM…Hercules

August 1, 2013
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  Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek demigod Heracles, the son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmena. Both cultures admired his strength, courage and ingenuity; his iconographic attributes were the club and Lion skin. In the Disney tale, Hercules is the full...
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COTM-Chicken Little

July 1, 2013
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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 it is...
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COTM…Dick Van Dyke

June 1, 2013
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Dick Van Dyke, America’s iconic funny man from the 1960’s and 1970’s is best known and remembered by legions of Disney fans as “Bert” from Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins”, perhaps one of Walt’s most popular and beloved films. Based on...
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COTM…Country Bears

May 1, 2013
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Some of the most loveable characters developed by Walt Disney are those cuddly bears who sing in the popular attraction “Country Bear Jamboree” at Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland.  But the bears did not start out for that attraction in the...
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April 2013 – Frank L. Baum

April 1, 2013
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With Disney’s new movie, “Oz, The Great and Powerful” set to hit the silver screen, I cannot think of a better subject to talk about than the author of these iconic tales of the...
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March 2013 – Cruella De Vil

March 1, 2013
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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...
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February 2013 – Chicken Little

February 1, 2013
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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...
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January 2013 – Chernabog

January 1, 2013
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All great yarns have three basic ingredients…Storyline, Protagonist and Villain. The melding of these makes for a great read and the better developed, the better the tale. Walt Disney, perhaps one of history’s greatest storytellers knew this better...
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