A special musical treat is in store for attendees of this year’s D23...
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A special musical treat is in store for attendees of this year’s D23 Expo—the premiere Disney fan event—as two celebrated songwriters and composers take the stage for “Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.” The concert will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo [...]
A special screening and 25th Anniversary Reunion of the cast and crew of Robert Zemeckis’ seminal feature Who Framed Roger Rabbit packed the house at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences theater in Beverly Hills on Thursday night (April 4). Beautifully moderated by Wreck-It Ralph director Richard Moore, the [...]
The Walt Disney Company Japan has announced it will put on the first-ever D23 Expo Japan; a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The first Expo to be held outside the U.S. will feature presentations hosted by senior Disney creative execs which will [...]
Special effects pioneer Petro Vlahos passed away at 96 on February 10. Vlahos, who improved the composite-image process known as the blue-screen effect for the 1959 epic Ben Hur also set new standards in special effects in the memorable Dick Van Dyke dancing with the penguins in Disney’s 1964 feature [...]
Actress Ginny Tyler, who was recognized as a Disney Legend in 2006 for her many vocal performances over the years, passed away July 13 of natural causes in Issaquah, Washington at age 86, according to The Associated Press. The actress began her career with Disney as a narrator for albums [...]
The passing this week of songwriter Robert B. Sherman at age 86 brings an end to one of the great creative teams of the twentieth century. Bob and his brother Richard were known as “Walt’s songwriters,” having composed not only the Oscar-winning song score for Mary Poppins, but songs for [...]
Iconic songwriting legend Robert Sherman has passed away at the age of 86 in London. Sherman and his brother Richard were behind such timeless classic tunes as Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World After All” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “A Spoonful of Sugar” (Mary Poppins) and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Sherman’s agent, [...]
Fans can finally walk all over John Lasseter — and he’s thrilled about it. The creative head of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as the director of Toy Story 1 and 2, A Bug’s Life and Cars 1 and 2, received Tuesday a star on the Hollywood [...]