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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