Category Archives: Disney Legends

The Legend of the Headless Horseman

It’s 9:15 pm, and you just sat along Main Street USA for the past hour waiting for this moment.  In the distance, you hear clip-clop, clip-clop growing louder as your anticipation grows. Sparks fly off the pavement as the crowd gasps with excitement. In the blink of an eye, it is done and he is gone.  The Headless Horseman has galloped by and the Boo to You parade has begun.  The legendary rider disappears int Continue Reading

Thurl Ravenscroft Disney Legend

It’s no secret, Disney over the years has worked with some of the greatest talents in every field. With Disney animation and such, many voice actors have been employed by Disney to bring characters to life. One of those such men and one of my personal favorites is Thurl Ravenscroft. Maybe you have heard the name, maybe you have not, but you more than likely know his work within Disney and outside. Thurl Arthu Continue Reading

D23 Expo 2017 News

GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS, PIXAR, MARVEL, STAR WARS, AND WALT DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS AT D23 EXPO 2017 Fan-Favorite Events, Including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, Plus a New Concert by Alan Menken, Take Center Stage in the 6,800-Seat “Hall D23” Venue at the Anaheim Convention Center. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presen Continue Reading

Nine New Disney Legends To Be Honored During D23 Expo 2017

Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Julie Taymor, and other remarkable contributors to the Disney legacy will be honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2017. Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Award ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney Legends Awa Continue Reading

Disney Legends

  There are so many people behind Disney that helped to create the magic we hold so dear to our hearts. As you have seen in recent articles, Disney finds creative ways to pay tributes, like tombstones, crypts, and windows on Main Street, USA. Most of them are paying tribute to Disney Legends, but what is a Disney Legend? The Disney Legend program is a hall of fame that recognizes those that made an extraordin Continue Reading

Disney Legend – Ubbe Eert Iwerks

Ubbe Eert Iwerks was born on March 24, 1901 in Kansas City, Missouri.   He’s the father to Disney Legend Don Iwerks and David L. Iwerks and grandfather to film producer Leslie Iwerks along with his other grandchildren Chris, Larry, John and Kathie Iwerks.  In 1919, Ub would meet Walter Elias Disney while the two worked together at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio in Kansas City.  Together they would eventually ope Continue Reading

Frank Thomas, Gone But Never Forgotten

As most of you who read my blogs knowns, I’m a big fan of the Disney Legends who help Walt turn the Disney Company into what it is today.  There were 9 men in particular who helped shape the animation of the company.  They were always referred to as “Walt’s Nine Old Men”.  On this day, September 8th, 2004, one of those nine great men, Frank Thomas passed away at the age of 92. As an Anim Continue Reading

Disney Legend – Ubbe Eert Iwerks

Ubbe Eert Iwerks was born on March 24, 1901 in Kansas City, Missouri.   He’s the father to Disney Legend Don Iwerks and David L. Iwerks and grandfather to film producer Leslie Iwerks along with his other grandchildren Chris, Larry, John and Kathie Iwerks.  In 1919, Ub would meet Walter Elias Disney while the two worked together at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio in Kansas City.  Together they would eventually open Continue Reading

The Art of Marc Davis Comes To The Disney Family Museum

If you are frequent or going to the Disney Family Museum soon, you will notice some of new art on the walls. The work of late Disney animator and Imagineer, Marc Davis, is now gracing the halls of The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California. As a longtime artist, imagineer, and one of Walt’s “Nine Old Men,” his creativity was essential in the design and development of many of the original at Continue Reading

We Remember Art Linkletter

On this day in 2010, Art Linkletter passed away.  Art has an amazing career in both radio and television that spanned over 75 years.  In 1955, Art served as the Master of Ceremonies at the opening of Disneyland. Art was one of Walt’s close friends.  Art spoke about Walt Disney before the opening of Disneyland.  He said “I went out to the Disneyland site with Walt one time, I didn’t want to spoil his Continue Reading

Remembering Thurl Ravenscroft

  Thurl Ravenscroft   2/6/14 – 5/22/05 This past Thursday, May 22nd was the anniversary of the passing of Disney Legend, Thurl Ravenscroft.  Some may not recognize the name, but you sure would recognize the voice.  The voice of Thurl Ravenscroft is an enormous contribution to Disney history, and still is today. The Disney Community lost an absolute legend on, May 22, back in 2005.  Mr. Ravenscroft p Continue Reading