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Walt Disney’s “From All of Us to All of You” on Records
The venerable theme song from the fondly-remembered Disney Christmas episode made its way to several recordings in two different versions during two different Disney record eras.
In His Own Words: Floyd Norman on Mickey, Donald, Goofy: “The Three Musketeers” (2004)
"With The Three Musketeers, Disney finally had the perfect Mickey Mouse movie that was sure to play well in theaters. Instead, the film was released on home video."
Thunderbean Updates and “Sandman Tales” (1933)
This week’s cartoon is an especially bizarre one, and almost qualifies as an entry in the “It was only a dream” category of cartoons - except you know its a dream from the beginning.
A Birthday Salute to Rankin/Bass Music Maestro Maury Laws
The great Maury Laws turns 95 this Thursday, so today we look at the very first Rankin/Bass TV special featuring a full score of original Maury Laws and Jules Bass songs.
What is the ‘True’ Version of a Classic Animated Short?
What makes the ‘authentic’ version of a classic animated film (or any film for that matter)? What is the ‘true’ version of a classic animation short?
“Free to Be … You and Me” Cartoons on Records
A look at the animation that resulted from the groundbreaking children’s record that became a book and then a TV special, each setting a creative foundation for generations.
The Other Disney Cartoons: “Squatter’s Rights” (1946)
The Mickey animation in this film is notable in itself: it’s almost entirely the work of Paul Murry, who is remembered today for his work in Disney comic books.
Out of the Frying Pan into the Firing Line (1942)
Out of the Frying Pan offered a sight that was rare even during the war years: Mickey Mouse in a military uniform!
Happy 90th Birthday Mickey Mouse: Fun Facts about “Steamboat Willie”
This being the Mouse's official "birth date", I thought it would be good to share some of my research in regards to Mickey's first sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie.
Russia’s “Winnie-the-Pooh” Animated Series
Thanks to Boris Zakhoder and Fyodor Khitruk, a Russian twist on A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh made its way into animation film history.
Eshbaugh Gets Political: “A Fable of the New Deal” (1936)
As if we all haven’t had enough of politics as of late! First, though, a few Thunderbean updates: Lots still going on; look for stills later this afternoon on the...
The Other Disney Cartoons: “Mickey’s Surprise Party”
Here's the story of Mickey’s Surprise Party, the commercial short advertising Nabisco products, which was shown at the New York World’s Fair in 1939–40.
“The Disney Afternoon” on Records – Part 3
The last of read-alongs based on Disney Afternoon shows coincided with a transition in their TV programming and in the product structure of Walt Disney Records.
Rosmah gets to celebrate birthday with Najib after all
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