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    Disney Legend Dean Jones Dead at 84

    Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included “The Love Bug,” “The Million Dollar Duck,” “That Darn Cat!” (actress Hayley Mills’ last film at Disney) and “The Shaggy D.A.,” pass away Tuesday. The cause of death was Parkinson’s disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lory […]

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    D23 Photos: A Day of Legends and Stars

    What do… George Lucas, Dick Van Dyke, Ellen DeGeneres, Danny Elfman, Richard Sherman, Randy Newman, Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, James Monroe Iglehart, Susan Lucci and Johnny Depp… have in common? They were all at Friday’s D23 Expo. This year’s Disney Legends honorees are George Bodenheimer, Andreas Deja, Eyvind Earle, Danny […]

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    Marvel and Star Wars Films to Have D23 Preview

    Disney confirmed Thursday morning that upcoming films from the Marvel and “Star Wars” universes will be previewed at the August D23 convention in Anaheim, Ca. Also fans will get a preview at what’s to coming to Disney’s theme parks. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on […]

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    Disney’s Tribute To Robin Williams

    Here is the full statement from Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of Walt Disney, on the death of Robin Williams: “We’re deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be […]

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    Scuttlebutt – A Grand Marshal, An Honorary Oscar, and a Droid

    Disney Legend Angela Lansbury Receives Honorary Oscar. Last Saturday Angela Lansbury received an honorary Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ fifth Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center. The 88-year-old is winning her first Oscar. “It’s very, very special for me,” said Lansbury over the phone […]

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    Tony Baxter Gets a Window on Main Street U.S.A.

    By Mark Hickson: I first worked with Tony back in 1987 on Disneyland Splash Mountain. At that time I didn’t single him out to b a “Disney Legend,” for two reasons, one because the award had not yet been invented, and two, because I was literately surrounded by the legends that knew and worked with […]

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    Exclusive Photos: Disney Legends Ceremony

     VIP honoree row with John Lasseter (center) Tony Baxter and Billy Crystal Legends Bob Gurr and Bill Farmer Legend Ruthie Tompson and Jennifer Clymer Billy and Janice Crystal with John and Anna Beth Goodman Tony Baxter having his hand prints immortalized. A very happy Tony cleaning up. John Goodman cleans-up after the hand print ceremony. Billy asked “Do […]

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    2013 Disney Legend Award Recipients Announced

    The Disney Legends Awards program is a 26-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company. “The Disney Legend Award is our highest and most coveted honor,” said Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger. “It’s reserved for the extraordinary visionaries and artists behind the Disney magic, the men and women who push the limits of innovation and […]

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    The Walt Disney Company Hosts A Special Stage Rededication Ceremony For Annette Funicello
    Stage 1 Renamed Annette Funicello Stage

    The late Annette Funicello, one of Disney’s earliest stars, was honored Monday, posthumously, in a special ceremony on the Disney Studios lot. In the 1950s, Stage 1 on the Walt Disney Studios Lot was the home of The Mickey Mouse Club and its Mouseketeers. On June 24, 2013, that stage was officially renamed the Annette Funicello […]

  • Ward Kimball and Family

    Disney legend, Ward Kimball with his family Betty, Kelly, John, and baby Chloe pose with his #2 steam locomotive, Emma Nevada in 1946. Ward ran it on his private 3-acre backyard railroad known as “Grizzly Flats Railroad” in San Gabriel, California. What a wonderful family portrait! Tweet