• The Walt Disney Studios
    Happy Birthday Lonnie Burr!

    by Mark Hickson Today is Original Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr’s 71st Birthday! To celebrate I have put together a small compilation of his contributions to this website, along with a link to our “Conversation between a Mouseketeer… and an Imagineer.” Happy Birthday Lonnie! Author, poet, playwright, as well as performer, Lonnie graduated from high school at fourteen, and holds a master’s degree […]

  • Disney Music Group
    Recap: Radio Disney Music Awards

    To start the night out, Shakira charmed the crowd as she picked up her much coveted Hero award for her charity work with Barefoot Foundation. The 37-year-old said: “Thank you for this honor, it really means a lot to me. When I was growing up not everything was a bed of roses for me. Education […]

  • ABC
    Scuttlebutt – One Less Mouseketeer

    Original Mouseketeer Dick Dodd Dies. Dick (Dickey) Dodd passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends in the hospital, on Fri. 11/29/13 at 10pm. He had courageously been battling 4th stage cancer, and throughout his confinement, remained in great spirits – happy to see his visitors. Dick was a first season replacement Mouseketeer, hired for his […]

  • Cast Members
    Mousellaneous News Briefs

    Mouseketeer Dick ‘Dickie’ Dodd has Stage Four Cancer. Dick was a first season (1955) replacement Mouseketeer, hired for his dancing and musical talents. He was one of the few true amateurs that first year, but stayed with the show for only six months. He later became a member of the surf band, the Bel Airs, then […]

  • Walt Disney Family Museum
    A Tribute to Annette Funicello at WDFM

    In the mid-1950s, thousands of young Americans tuned in to Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club. For many, the Mouseketeer they loved the most was a talented young performer named Annette, who went on to become America’s favorite “girl next door,” appearing in Disney produced TV shows and films, and a series of beach movies. Join […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    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 […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    It’s Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey’s Birthday!

    Original Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey was born April 13, 1943. She was my favorite “Mousekegirl” when I was young. There is an excellent biography of her at The Original Mickey Mouse Club Show website. I encourage you to visit it. So Happy Birthday Doreen, you’re 70 years young! Birthday Cake and Ice Cream with the Mouseketeers. Doreen is in […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    Annette Funicello Dies at 70

    Annette Funicello, the undisputed queen of the “Mickey Mouse Club” has died, according to Disney’s official fan club on Twitter. She was 70. Annette Funicello was a triple threat — Mouseketeer, pop singer and bigscreen star. She was huge in the 60’s with movies like “Beach Party” and “Beach Blanket Bingo.” Annette had been hospitalized in Bakersfield […]

  • Cast Members
    Retro Annette

    The first three pictures show Princess Sophie of Greece and Annette with an unnamed chaperon and police escort posing in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Taken November 23, 1958, Annette had just turned 16. Annette cooking and eating dinner with her father Joe, mother Virginia, and her brothers Michael and Joey in 1959. Annette at home in […]

  • Happy 70th Birthday Annette!

    For her birthday I wanted to share this e-mail I got from Annette Funicello and her husband, Glen Holt. “Thank you Mark for posting Annies story on your site. Please help us get all her fans and friends across the planet to donate something regardless the amount. It all will help and we really need […]