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The Magic of Disney Animation Animation Courtyard Disney’s Hollywood Studios Archives

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NEW 6/30/15: Local media outlets have confirmed that the Magic of Disney Animation at Disney's Hollywood Studios will close as of July 13; the last day for guests is July 12. Introduction | Attraction | Touring Tips | Kids and Characters | Dining | Shopping | Interesting Facts INTRODUCTION Walk under the archway to the … Continue reading "The Magic of Disney Animation Animation Courtyard Disney’s Hollywood Studios Archives"
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Archives ESPN THE WEEKEND

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JULY 22, 2011: Walt Disney World announced today that it would no longer host ESPN The Weekend, an annual event staged in Disney's Hollywood Studios, usually around the first weekend of March. The event was first created in 2004 in support of ESPN's 25th anniversary. Disney cited its evolving relationship with ESPN via the ESPN … Continue reading "Disney’s Hollywood Studios Archives ESPN THE WEEKEND"
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December 2016 Walt Disney World Bits and Bites

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Feature Article This article appeared in the November 29, 2016 Issue #897 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. = = = = = = = = = = = = … Continue reading "December 2016 Walt Disney World Bits and Bites"
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May 2014 Walt Disney World Bits and Bites

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Feature Article This article appeared in the April 29, 2014 Issue #762 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. = = = = = = = = = = = = … Continue reading "May 2014 Walt Disney World Bits and Bites"
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Walt Disney World Chronicles: Partners Statue

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Almost as iconic as Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom is the distinctive "Partners" statue in the Hub just in front of the castle's elaborate entrance. Guests from around the world have taken photos of this statue from every angle every hour of the day. Ironically, while he was alive, Walt Disney was extremely adamant that he never wanted a statue of him made and certainly not one that would be placed in his theme park. His widow, Lillian, continued to respect his wishes for decades after his passing. So, what is the story behind this striking statue and how did it end up at Walt Disney World?
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A Conversation with… Former Imagineer Mark Rhodes

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by Jack Spence AllEars® Feature Writer Feature Article This article appeared in the March 2, 2010 Issue #545 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) I recently had the good fortune of interviewing Mark Rhodes, a former Disney Imagineer. Mark joined Walt Disney Imagineering in the late 1970s and began his career working on the Epcot and … Continue reading "A Conversation with… Former Imagineer Mark Rhodes"
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The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane

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The Walt Disney Family Museum's newest original exhibition, Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane, showcasing the work of this critical Disney animator and artist, opens on March 8 in the museum's Theater Gallery and will be on view through September 3, 2018. Keane's dynamic artistic talent brought to life some of the most unforgettable characters of our time, from the imposing Beast and fearless Tarzan, to the daring heroines Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel. The exhibition was curated by Glen Keane in partnership with Michael Labrie, the museum's Director of Collections and Exhibitions. For more information on the exhibit, call 415-345-6800 or visit the website waltdisney.org/glen-keane.
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‘Ink & Paint’ is a celebration of the women who toiled behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation

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A painter carefully places color onto a celluloid sheet as she works on a scene from “Pinocchio.” [The Walt Disney Company] The next time you have the opportunity to watch a classic Disney movie, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or Bambi or Pinocchio, make sure to read the opening credits. Some of … Continue reading "‘Ink & Paint’ is a celebration of the women who toiled behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation"
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Jim’s Attic: The Hidden Handprints of The Magic of Animation

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The Hidden Handprints of The Magic of Animation On May 1, 1989, the Disney MGM Studios officially opened with a dedication ceremony led by then CEO Michael Eisner. However, not long afterwards on that same day, there was another dedication ceremony in front of The Magic of Disney Animation building. Roy E. Disney talked at … Continue reading "Jim’s Attic: The Hidden Handprints of The Magic of Animation"
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