National public demand began when a photograph of Walt with the doll was published in a movie magazine in 1930.
The animal-loving host of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color introduced “Atta Girl, Kelly,” a three-part episode from March 1967, with the help of a Seeing Eye Dog.
Before the storyboarding process was pioneered by the Disney Studios in the early 1930s, story sketches for an animated short were often drawn comic-book style with several panels to a page.
He may never have been named Time magazine’s Man of the Year, but Walt Disney was spotlighted on the cover of that venerable news journal twice.
Walt returned to the tiny Missouri hamlet several times, but in 1956 he came up with a special way to “say hello to all the folks.”
In April 1954, when the U.S. Senate held hearings on comic books—especially “horror” titles and their “impact upon adolescents”—Walt spoke out.
By the time Walt Disney released Cinderella in 1950, the imaginative impresario was well known as the past master of the animated fairy tale. But few realized just how far back into the past—dating back to the Roaring Twenties in Kansas City, Missouri—Walt first used the relatively new medium of animation to retell the old […]