The Absent-Minded Professor

Hang Time: Disney’s Most Memorable Basketball Game

By Courtney Potter

Disney and basketball… a uniquely entertaining combination that started years before all the collegiate and NBA action on ESPN and ABC. From 1946’s Double Dribble, a Goofy cartoon short in which players (named after various Disney artists) broke every basketball rule in the book, to the Wildcats “gettin’ their head in the game” in…

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Great Grapes: The Disney Family of Wines

By Nicole Nalty

We love all things Disney for so many reasons, not the least of which are the creativity and careful thought that go into each attraction, film, TV episode—the list goes on and on! At Disney Parks, even a glass of wine tells a story—as only Disney can. The Disney Family of Wines is a carefully curated wine list featuring vineyards that have a…

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Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

Actor Kurt Russell is known for his roles in such action-adventure flicks as Escape from L.A., The Thing, and Big Trouble in Little China.” To those who grew up with Kurt, however, he’s still remembered as the all-American “apple pie and ice cream” kid who starred as Dexter Reilly in Disney’s The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him, Now You Don’t,…

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Fred MacMurray

Fred MacMurray

Over the years, Fred MacMurray told interviewers he was “a personality, not an actor.” Billy Wilder, who directed Fred in such films as Double Indemnity with Barbara Stanwyck and The Apartment with Shirley MacLaine, called him “everybody’s nice fellow.”

“Fred MacMurray,” Wilder said, “gives people the feeling that he’s kind to dogs, children, mothers…

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two production stills from the movie Son of Flubber showing star Fred MacMurray and actor Ken Murray

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

By Jim Fanning

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…

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Follow Me Boys

Follow Me Boys Premieres

Pictured left to right Kurt Russell, Fred MacMurray, and Ricky Kelman

The heartwarming and humorous Follow Me, Boys! starred Disney Legend Fred MacMurray, who gave a sensitive performance as boy scout leader Lemuel Siddons. Disney scouted for great talent to make the film, and Follow Me, Boys! co-starred another Disney Legend in his very first screen appearance,…

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Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage is Released

When Harry Willard (Fred MacMurray) packs up his wife (Jane Wyman) and kids to set sail on a long-awaited “dream” vacation in romantic France, he and the family encounter some unforeseen adventures in Bon Voyage, which journeyed into theaters on this day in 1962. There’s plenty of amore in store for the Willard family, both welcome and unwelcome. Daughter Amy (Deborah…

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