TVA Iris

An Inside Look at Disney Television Animation’s 35 Magical Years and a Sneak Peek at its Exciting Future

By Beth Deitchman

Disney Television Animation (TVA) was a huge part of Emily Hart’s childhood. Like so many of us, she grew up watching the Adventures of the Gummi Bears and The Wuzzles. And 16 years ago, she joined TVA, where she currently works as vice president of Original Programming, heading up a team of creative executives who are building an incredible…

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disney inventors

12 Inventors to Inspire an Up-and-Coming Scientist

By Megan Deppe

“There’s really no secret about our approach. We keep moving forward—opening up new doors and doing new things—because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We’re always exploring and experimenting.” This was Walt Disney’s approach to making a difference in the world, so it only makes sense that many Disney…

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Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney

Did You Know? 8 Genius Facts About Ludwig Von Drake

By Jim Fanning

Hello there, you kooky people, you! Are you in for a treat! Fifty-five years ago—on September 24, 1961—the egotistical, erudite, eccentric professor Ludwig Von Drake made his debut on the premiere episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. The only major animated character Walt created especially for television, Professor Von Drake is…

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Pluto standing at attention

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Walt Disney’s Pluto

An authentic dog star in the Disney galaxy, Pluto has been “best in show” ever since he first sniffed out stardom in 1930. Walt was inspired to create Disney’s top dog by remembering the personable pooches he met while living on the farm in his childhood home of Marceline, Missouri. Ever since Pluto has, as Walt put it, been “working hard and trying, but…

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Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke Guest Stars in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke guest stars as Goofy’s pirate grandpappy, Captain Goof–Beard, in a special music–filled episode of Disney Junior’s Emmy Award®‎–nominated animated series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse premiering Friday, October 10 (9 a.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The episode, titled “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Pirate Adventure,” features six new…

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