photo of Wally Boag with Miss Piggy on The Muppets

How Steve Martin Helped Wally Boag Get on The Muppet Show

By Jim Fanning

Such Disney Legends as Julie Andrews and Elton John were among the many guest stars on The Muppet Show, but perhaps the most fascinating Disney Legend to trod the boards of the Muppet Theater was Wally Boag.

Master vaudevillian and king of comedy.
One of Walt Disney’s favorites, Wally was the comedic star of the long-running Golden Horseshoe…

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The Ghost Relations Department

The idea of creating a spookhouse fascinated Walt Disney as early as 1951 –a time even before an expanse of orange groves would be chosen as the site for Disneyland. And while a brooding antebellum manor appeared on the shores of the Rivers of America in 1963, it would be six more years before the happy haunts would cast open their doors and allow foolish mortals…

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Steve Martin

Steve Martin

In the late 1970s, as the nation watched the skyrocketing success of a “wild and crazy” young comic named Steve Martin, few were aware that many elements of his unforgettable, inspired, and iconic comic repertoire had their beginnings inside the berm of Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

“The arrow-through-the-head was a thing we used to sell at Disneyland,”…

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2011 in Memoriam

[/caption] Charlie Callas (1927-2011)
Known by Disney fans for voicing the iconic Elliott the dragon in Pete’s Dragon, Charlie Callas passed away on January 27, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. His storied career includes many memorable parts in such films as The Big Mouth and Mel Brooks’ Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and History of the World: Part I. Charlie also performed…

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photo of Disney Legend Wally Boag

Remembering Wally Boag

At Disneyland, Wally also provided the voice of the Audio-Animatronics® parrot, Jose, in the Enchanted Tiki Room, and later, opened the Diamond Horseshoe Revue at Walt Disney World, in 1971.

Wally Boag, a longtime leading man at Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue and television and film actor, passed away today. He was 90 years old. Wally entertained Disneyland…

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