Kermit the Frog

Kermit’s Shocking Transformation!

The earliest version of the character that would come to be known as the Muppets’ leading man, uh, frog, first appeared in 1955 as more of a lizard-like, abstract character on Jim Henson’s Sam and Friends Washington, D.C. TV show.

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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

Down through the years, as mankind has emerged from the dark ages, there have been turning points and inspirational milestones. And we remember the great names of science: Newton and the law of gravity; Watt and the steam engine; Edison and the electric light… and Brainard and flubber!

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Blackbeard's Ghost

Blackbeard Haunts Again

Before the savvy swashbuckler joined Captain Jack Sparrow and the rest of the treasure-seeking crew there was another tale about Blackbeard from Walt Disney Studios that was told in a sly and slapstick style.

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Where the Flubber Meets the Road

Walt Disney regarded this 50 and Fabulous film as, “one of the funniest comedies that ever came out of this town.” Like flubber itself, The Absent-Minded Professor is buoyant with laughter and flies high with fun.

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illustrated cover of Walt Disney Comics book

Seven Decades of Disney Comic Delights

Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, one of the best-selling and longest-running comic books in history, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Disney expert Jim Fanning pages through its colorful story.

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