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Disney Legend Angela Lansbury Joins Damehood

The 88-year-old, who is only a year older than the monarch, is still on stage in the West End. She received the honor at Windsor Castle for services to drama and charity. Dame Angela, who left Britain for the US as a child, said: “It is a very proud day for me to be recognized by the country of my birth.” She joins a select group of acting Dames, including Judi Dench…

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Tony Baxter

A Conversation with Tony Baxter

Disney Legend and former Imagineering executive Tony Baxter shares his wealth of knowledge and experience gained from dreaming up iconic theme park attractions throughout his Disney career.

Some of Tony’s recent accomplishments include the restoration of the Disneyland submarines (a sentimental favorite of Tony’s) with Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (2007),…

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Kevin Corcoran

One of eight children of MGM studio policeman Bill Corcoran, Kevin Corcoran was born on June 10, 1949 in Santa Monica, California, and began acting when he was two. During his onscreen career, he would come to embody an “American Everykid.”

“The Mouseketeers were entertainers and role models, and Tommy Kirk and Kurt Russell were teen faves,” film writer…

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Disney legend for administrative work, Lucille Martin

Lucille Martin

“I had a hard time not calling him ‘sir,’” Lucille Martin recalled of her days in Walt Disney’s office. “I’d say, ‘Yes, sir,’ and he’d say, smiling, ‘Yes, Walt.’ After about a week he gave me a drawing of a girl carrying a sign that read ‘DOWN WITH SIR.’ I kept it on my intercom the whole time I worked for him. I still have it.”

Dorothy…

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Fred MacMurray Flies Again in Walt Disney’s Son of Flubber

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What are the secret ingredients in a foolproof formula for a hit Disney comedy? Add a beaker of beloved Disney stars like Fred MacMurray and Tommy Kirk, mix in some mixed-up comic circumstances, stir in a test tube of startling special-effects and a vial of Ed Wynn, and the chemical reaction gives you—watch out for the explosive wackiness!—Son of…

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Animator and Disney Legend Eric Larson is Born

On this day in 1905, Disney Legend Eric Larson was born in Cleveland, Utah. Although he had originally come to Los Angeles in 1933 to become a writer, at the suggestion of a friend, Eric submitted some of his sketches to Disney and was hired as an assistant animator. He went on to animate on some of Disney’s most beloved feature films, often assigned animals because of…

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