Fess Parker

Legendary Handprints – Fess Parker

By Julia Vargas, Walt Disney Archives To those who grew up in the 1950s, he was known as the “King of the Wild Frontier.” While not initially considered for the role, Fess Parker was handpicked by Walt Disney to play Davy Crockett in the new Disneyland television series after spotting him in the 1954 sci–fi …

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cel from original cartoon Steamboat Willie showing early Mickey Mouse at the wheel of his ship

Celebrating 90 Years of The Walt Disney Company

From the first “fully-synchronized” sound cartoon to the first fully computer generated animated feature, Disney has a long list of “firsts” in creative innovation under the company’s belt. Join us for a look back at 20 of these monumental moments in Disney history.

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The Alamo

The Alamo is Released

The Touchstone Pictures film The Alamo, released on this day in 2004, represented movie making on a grand scale, telling the larger-than-life story of how fewer than 200 men, led by such historical figures as James Bowie and Davy Crockett, tried to hold a small mission called the Alamo against the much-larger force of Mexican …

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