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65 Years in the Making: A Club for You and Me

By Nicole Carroll, Walt Disney Archives “Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!” Sixty-five years ago, on October 3, 1955, this popular anthem was heard for the first time as the Mickey Mouse Club debuted on ABC and became one of the most popular children’s television series of …

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Doreen Tracey

Remembering Doreen Tracey

By Lorraine Santoli Doreen Tracey, one of the Mickey Mouse Club’s original Mouseketeers, died from pneumonia on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at age 74, at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, a result of complications from a two-year battle with cancer. Tracey, known for her a vivacious personality and all-around performance skills, appeared on …

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Mickey Mouse Club

Join the Jamboree: A Brief History of Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club

By Courtney Potter “Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E!” Mickey Mouse Club, Disney’s legendary television series, has delighted children (and adults!) around the world since it first premiered on ABC in 1955—just a few months after Walt Disney’s biggest project to date, Disneyland park, opened to the …

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Winnie the Pooh, The Rescuers, and Pete's Dragon

9 Magical Disney Memories from 1977

By Jocelyn Buhlman With the 40th anniversary of Star Wars almost here, we decided to use some Disney magic to go back in time and take a look at what else was happening in the world of Disney in 1977. It was an exciting year, not only introducing us to the Skywalker Saga but also …

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Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney

Seven Things We’ve “Learned” From Disney in the Classroom

By Jim Fanning You’ve heard of the three R’s—“reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic”—but when it comes to Disney in the classroom, it’s more about the three E’s: entertainment, engagement, and, of course, enchantment. For decades, teachers have used Disney films to open the minds and excite the imaginations of their students. “Educational films will never replace the …

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Build a Mickey Mouse Pop-Up Clubhouse

This whimsical craft celebrating Walt Disney’s original Mickey Mouse Club was created by the Walt Disney Productions character merchandising division in Toronto and sent to company business partners in the 1960s. With Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Ludwig Von Drake, and Pinocchio greeting recipients, the piece was inspired by the unique clubhouse set piece originally …

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60 Years of Mouseketeers

We couldn’t have wished for a better ending to D23 EXPO 2015! The original Mouseketeers from the Mickey Mouse Club gathered onstage and reminisced about those early days while singing and dancing along with clips from the show. Author Lorraine Santoli (The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book) led the presentation, welcoming Mouseketeers Sherry Alberoni, Sharon …

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Walt Disney Archives Exhibit Celebrates Disneyland

The Disneyland Diamond Celebration calls for something truly dazzling, and the extraordinary D23 EXPO exhibit of artifacts from Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom—from an Autopia car to the Abominable Snowman—is exactly that. Displayed across 12,000 square feet of the D23 EXPO show floor, “Walt Disney Archives Presents—Disneyland: The Exhibit” is the largest display the Walt Disney …

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