Andreas Deja, Richard Sherman, and Eric Goldberg

Fans and Luminaries Pay Tribute to Walt Disney

By Jeffrey Epstein Yesterday, December 15, to honor the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s passing, “Memory Boards” were set up on the Walt Disney Studios lot and at Disney parks around the world for fans to pay tribute to the man and his enduring legacy. The event was the culmination of “Walt Week,” during which …

See more

Richard Sherman Performs Classics in Walt Disney’s Office Suite

(From left to right: Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, Disney Legend Richard Sherman and wife Elizabeth Sherman, Disney Legend Karen Dotrice,Disney and Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation President Ed Catmull, Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene Van Dyke, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production President Sean Bailey, …

See more
Walt Disney and Roald Dahl

The Disney/Dahl Connection

By Greg Ehrbar More than a decade before Walt Disney welcomed guests into his land of fantasy and two decades before author Roald Dahl penned his excursion into The BFG’s cave and Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, these two creative legends crossed paths in 1942 when The Walt Disney Studios optioned Dahl’s first book, The Gremlins, …

See more

Walt Disney’s Office Suite Restored As Permanent Exhibit Space

(Left to right) Walt Disney’s granddaughters, Michelle Lund, Jennifer Goff and Joanna Miller with Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at the dedication of Walt Disney’s newly restored office suite on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger joined Disney Legends, members of the Disney family, and other Disney …

See more
photo of Walt and Lillian Disney cutting dedication ribbon at Disneyland

Disney’s Unforgettable Ribbon Cuttings

Over the years, any number of rides, shows, and celebrations have kicked off their debuts with a pair of oversized scissors and the participation of Disney characters and celebrities—or even Walt himself!

See more

To See or Not to See?

The animal-loving host of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color introduced “Atta Girl, Kelly,” a three-part episode from March 1967, with the help of a Seeing Eye Dog.

See more
Walt on postage stamp

A First-Class Honor

There have been a whole series of Disney U.S. postage stamps recently, but the earliest Disney stamp was the commemorative issue honoring Walt himself in September 1968, less than two years after the great showman’s passing.

See more

South American Artists Shine in Scrapbook from Walt Disney’s Offices

During the 1941 “Good Neighbor” trip Walt and his artists took to South America, the clan known as “El Grupo” received many a gift from the enchanted people they studied and learned from—Walt especially. One of the gifts Walt received during the trip was a scrapbook filled with original art from some of South America’s then-premier artists.

See more
Walt Disney on Disneyland Railroad

Walt Through the Years

During a 43-year Hollywood career, which spanned the development of the motion picture medium as a modern American art, Walter Elias Disney, a modern Aesop, established himself and his product as a genuine part of Americana.

See more

The Fairy Tales Walt Disney Produced in Kansas City

Before the Alice Comedies, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney produced one-minute shorts, known as the Newman Laugh-O-grams, for the local Newman cinema chain in Kansas City—a series of six modernized fairy-tale shorts, known as the Laugh-O-grams.

See more
Storytellers Statue

The Original Storytellers

As guests stroll down Buena Vista Street, a familiar face and mouse will be there to greet them—in the form of a bronze statue called Storytellers.

See more