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D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

How fun would it be to spend time looking at these things?

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For the past several months, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley has been hosting Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23. This exhibition is truly a must-visit for any Disney geek and it runs through April 30, 2013.

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For me, one of the most exciting displays was the three prop storybooks that open at the beginning of “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White” and “Cinderella” to introduce each of the films. They’re so iconic, it was a thrill to see them in person.

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Also impressive was the re-creation of Walt’s formal office at the Burbank studios, including his actual desk and personal items like Norman Rockwell sketches of his daughters.

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According to the information card, songwriter Richard Sherman — co-composer of “The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room” with his brother Robert B. Sherman — would often play “Feed the Birds” (Walt’s favorite song from…

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Upcoming Pixar Film Gets Official Title!

Excited?

Animation Fascination

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It’s been known for some time that Pete Docter, director of the Pixar’s Academy Award winning UP, has been hard at work on his next Pixar production. Much like many Hollywood projects nowadays, it even already has a tentative release date of July 19, 2015. What no one knew was what it would be called.

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Flower and Garden Festival

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March 6 – May 19, 2013 is the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival where you can celebrate the great outdoors!


Every weekend during this special time you can catch a Festival tradition, the Flower Power Concert Series. Head over to the Festival Center, where you can experience a demonstration led by HGTV personalities or get tips from Epcot gardening experts. Be sure to visit Festival Center located in Innoventions East for all the details!

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Don’t want to look at a map? Let someone else be your guide!

The Gardens of the World Tour is only offered on select days during Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

Everywhere you look at the Walt Disney World Resort, the trees, shrubs and flowers play a vital role in setting the stage for recreation, entertainment and beauty.  Disney landscaping has become a recognized show in itself, providing color and enjoyment throughout the year.  Did you know that only…

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3D Disney Tech?

Are you excited about this new tech?

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I recently read a post talking about new 3D technology that will be used at Disney theme parks. I haven’t heard a hint of this in regular news yet. We won’t see it in regular news for a while and I am sure that they will not include all of the information and graphics that were on the site because it may be too off putting for people who are not as interested in animation.

 

3D technology at theme parks and in other large scale venues would have to change. For the reasons related to cost, as well as for Disney to remain competitive. That’s one of the reasons why they bought Pixar in the first place.

 

Disney Digital 3D technology that has been used in movies such as John Carter has changed the face of movies. It makes scenes such as those in animated films like the…

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Under the Sea | A Review of the New Art of Animation Hotel

Are you planning on staying at the new Art of Animation hotel?

Dillo’s Diz: Hosts of Theme Park Thursday

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When we were younger and a new hotel opened, it was a Dillo tradition to drive over to the new area and check it out. We were always intrigued to see the new theme Disney had come up with, how the pool area may be different than some others and whether or not we would be won over by the lobby alone.

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Disney: Defying and Embracing Modern Arts

Disney- modern art? Agree or no?

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The Cinderella Castle in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom was completed in July of 1971. It is a 20th century building that drew upon centuries-old architectural styles. It has the appearance of a medieval castle, although it was inspired by many castles that were built during the modern era. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful building that stands in sharp contrast with many of the “great modern buildings” of the current age. It is grand and ornate, like a castle or cathedral, rather than sleek and geometric, like a space ship or a megachurch.

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It’s Frozen Outside – Disney’s 53rd animated feature.

Excited? We are!

Little Bites – Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, Magic Kingdom

Have you tried this Disney location? Share your thoughts and leave us a comment!

Christmas at the Magic Kingdom – a photo journal

What do you think?

Happy Birthday Walt. A Different Kind of Wizard

A very happy birthday to Walt!