This summer marks the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney and his hand-picked team’s Southern California departure for their “goodwill tour” of South America. The U.S. government was hoping Walt’s presence would help to quell budding Nazi sympathy, while Walt was eager to gather material for future films. By Walt being Walt, he managed to do both.
In honor of the recent addition of the beautiful Red Cars to Disney California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street, we here at Storyboard would like to take a look back at the different forms of transportation that have been featured in Disneyland throughout the years...
In celebration of Halloween today, we are so pleased and honored to have Disney Legend and Imagineer Rolly Crump share with us—exclusively for Storyboard—his story about his involvement with Imagineering The Haunted Mansion, and what it was like to work with Walt Disney!
Tomorrow on December 8, Disney Legend Bob Gurr will be hosting a program at The Walt Disney Family Museum called “Building Disneyland,” highlighting how Walt got things done quickly. So, we here at STORYBOARD would like to share this story about a seldom-discussed Gurr creation that he whipped up in 1957 quickly, and creatively, at Walt’s request.
In 1956, the Mickey Mouse Club Circus folded up its tents for the last time after a very limited run. Its main tent was relocated to the picnic area
January 9, 2013 marks what would be the 100th birthday of former President (and Vice President) Richard M. Nixon. We here at STORYBOARD felt what better way to celebrate than to talk about a fun incident that took place the day he helped dedicate the Monorail. STORYBOARD sat down with Disney Legend Bob Gurr to talk about the "incident"...
Storyboard’s Unusual Suspects series oft-focuses on a character considered by many to be secondary. A minor role, if you will. This month as we focus on Walt Disney's classic Alice in Wonderland, we decided to shake things up a bit and talk about a rather primary character, who still manages to fall under the realm of an unusual suspect.
With Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room's 50th anniversary celebration coming up at the end of this month, we take a look at the early day of Audio-Animatronics©, which includes the creation of Disney's very first mechanical robot: A Tiki Bird!
Join us as we continue to celebrate Disneyland's birth month with daily screenings from Walt's Disneyland television series. Click through for the history and genesis of Walt's series, which highlighted his Magic Kingdom and helped build it, too!
As we are screening a 1964 classic throughout the month of January, guest blogger Keith Gluck has compiled a number of funny anecdotes and insightful recollections of Walt and the creation of one of his greatest films: Mary Poppins.
Arguably one of the most beloved films of all time, Mary Poppins premiered on August 27, 1964. And in the fifty years since its release, it hasn’t lost a step (in time).
This February, wish upon a star in honor of the 80th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (1940). Join Pinocchio, a wooden marionette longing to become a real boy, as he learns the importance of truth, bravery, and selflessness with the help of his trustful friend and conscience, Jiminy Cricket.