Tag Archives: Walt Disney

A Spin Special: Stan Freberg Records
ANIMATION SPIN
April 14, 2015 posted by Greg Ehrbar

A Spin Special: Stan Freberg Records

The late Stan Freberg’s performance as Disney’s “Mickey Mouse” and his work for George Pal are celebrated today in this special “Animation Spin” tribute – to a man who’s unique…

Disney and Early Technicolor
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 4, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Disney and Early Technicolor

In 1932, Walt Disney had moved from Columbia (where he was very dissatisfied with the way they were handling his animated short cartoons) to United Artists where he had a…

Animation Anecdotes #201
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 27, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #201

Disney’s Boysenberry Mountain. In the Disney animated feature, Fantasia (1940), the majority of the action in the Pastoral Symphony takes place in the brightly colored Elysian Fields at the foot…

In Her Own Words:  Virginia Davis
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
February 25, 2015 posted by Jim Korkis

In Her Own Words: Virginia Davis

The Disney Brothers Studio did not start with a mouse but a little girl named Virgina Davis. On October 16, 1923, a New York distributor, M. J. Winkler, contracted to…

“Fantasia” on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
January 20, 2015 posted by Greg Ehrbar

“Fantasia” on Records

In the 75 years since its release, Walt Disney’s animation landmark continues to astonish for its ambitious creativity just as its soundtrack continues to enthrall for its power and splendor….