Category Archives: Disney Legends

Remembering Thurl Ravenscroft

Remembering Thurl Ravenscroft 1   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

Alice Davis Receives Her Window On Main Street U.S.A.

Alice Davis Receives Her Window On Main Street U.S.A. 2 Back on this day in 2012, Alice Davis was honored with her very own Window On Main Street U.S.A., located next to her husband, Disney Legend and one of Walt’s Nine Old Men, Marc Davis’s window. Born in Escalon, California, in 1929, Alice received a scholarship to attend Chouinard Art Institute, the renowned training ground for Disney artists, from the Long Beach Art Association in 1947. There, she met Continue Reading

Windows on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park: Bill Evans

Windows on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park: Bill Evans 3 The windows of Main Street, U.S.A., all have a great story and I love to learn more about them.  Jon Storbeck, Vice President, Disneyland Park put out another story in regards to Bill Evans window.  Enjoy!! In the early 1950s, “green-thumbed” brothers Morgan (known as Bill) and Jack Evans were hired to landscape the grounds of Walt Disney’s Holmby Hills home and the gardens surrounding his backyard railroa Continue Reading

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story Viewed For The First Time

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Viewed For The First Time 4 On this date, April 28, 2009, The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story is shown for the very first time at the Newport Beach Film Festival.  The documentary tells the story of the Sherman Brothers, Robert and Richard.  As you know, I’m a big fan of the Sherman Brothers.  Music is such a huge part of Disney in all ways, and the brothers are responsible for some of the great Disney music in movies and the Continue Reading

Window on Main Street U.S.A. – Milt Albright

Window on Main Street U.S.A. - Milt Albright 5 I love to share the stories behind the Windows on Main Street, this one comes to us from the Disney Parks Blog.  Jon Storbeck, Vice President, Disneyland Park, put this tribute together for Disney Legend, Milt Albright.  Sadly Milt passed away on April 7, 2014.  Here is Mr. Storbeck’s blog: With the passing of Disney Legend Milt Albright last week, I thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to him an Continue Reading

Disney Legend – Fred MacMurray

Disney Legend - Fred MacMurray 6 We originally posted this last night, but due to technical difficulties we wanted to repost it as we feel many readers may have missed this story. Beginning in 1987, the Disney Legends program recognizes people who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company. The honor is awarded annually during a special ceremony.  That first year, there was only 1 person that received the Continue Reading

Julie Andrews Receives Special Carousel Horse at Disneyland

Julie Andrews Receives Special Carousel Horse at Disneyland 7 On April 8, 2008 at Disneyland Park, Disney Management including Marty Sklar, present Julie Andrews with a special carousel horse on King Arthur’s Carousel.  Jingles, the lead carousel horse, commemorates Andrews’ service as a theme park ambassador during the 50th anniversary.  Also it’s in recognition of her 44 years of contributions to the Disney company. Julie Andrews, who played the title r Continue Reading

We Remember Annette Funicello

We Remember Annette Funicello 8 On April 8, 2013, the world lost original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello at the age of 70 to multiple sclerosis. It was 1955, when a 12 year old Annette won America’s heart on The Mickey Mouse Club.  The last of the original 24 Mouseketeers chosen, she quickly was receiving more than 6,000 fan letters each week. Annette never let the fame of show and her popularity get to her head.  She was modest and shy, Continue Reading

90 Years of Disney Firsts

In October 2013, we celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Disney Company.  We all know that Disney is number 1 in a lot of things but do you know all the firsts that the Disney company has achieved?  Here is a list of 20 of them: 1.  The Disney studios were the first to create a storyboard for the action of a film with “Steamboat Willie” in 1928. 2.  The Disney company was the first to use three-s Continue Reading

Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park Remembers Frank Wells

Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park Remembers Frank Wells 9 Yesterday on the Disney Parks Blog, Jon Storbeck, Vice President, Disneyland Park put out a story about Frank Wells.  Yesterday April 3 was the anniversary of Frank’s passing. Frank Wells joined The Walt Disney Company as president and chief operating officer in September 1984. He was known throughout the company as a friendly, kind soul who was always approachable and open to ideas. He and Michael Eisner, Continue Reading

Happy Birthday to Disney Legend Marc Davis

Happy Birthday to Disney Legend Marc Davis 10 Animator, artist, Imagineer. Marc Davis dedicated his creative genius to helping Walt Disney realize his dreams, from helping perfect the animated story to creating Disneyland, the world’s first theme park. About his years at Disney, Marc once said, “I rarely felt confined to the animation medium. I worked as an idea man and loved creating characters, whether they be for animation or any other medium.” Marc Continue Reading