A Historic Premiere in Walt’s Hometown

By Steven Vagnini As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Great Locomotive Chase, D23 looks back at the film’s “Midwest premiere” in Marceline. “I’m glad I’m a small town boy, and I’m glad Marceline was my town,” Walt Disney once wrote to the city’s residents. The quaint Missouri community, where young Walter lived from …

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logo art for Walt Disney Pictures showing castle at sunset

Bill, Stratford, Connecticut

It is a stylized version of the Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty Castles. Viewers often chuckle because the water effect makes it look as if you would have to swim to get into the castle.

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Avi, Irvine, California

There have been 14 songs which have won Oscars for Disney: “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Under the Sea,” “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man),” “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New World,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Colors of the Wind,” “You Must Love Me,” “You’ll …

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