Fastpass To History: Clarabelle Cow

Plane Crazy was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be created. In addition to Mickey, several other beloved Disney characters also made their debut in this cartoon. Among those is Clarabelle Cow. In 1928 audiences first saw Clarabelle as a farm cow in Plane Crazy. Between 1930 and 1932, Clarabelle appeared in numerous Disney cartoons […]

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The Legacy Collection Review & Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received a set of the Legacy Collection CD’s as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links. I will receive compensation for any purchases made through these links. I recently had the pleasure of listening to the […]

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Lilo & Stitch

Stitch is my absolute favorite Disney character. I love seeing him in the Disney parks and having breakfast with him at ‘Ohana! One of my favorite things about Stitch is that I actually got to see the Disney animators at work creating  Lilo & Stitch! Years ago, the Orlando branch of Walt Disney Animation was […]

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Donald Duck

Today, June 9th, 2014, is Donald Duck’s 80th birthday! This loveable duck (who sometimes has a bit of a temper) has been delighting children young and old since his 1934 debut in The Wise Little Hen. This cartoon short was part of the Silly Symphonies. Animator Dick Lundy is credited with creating Donald Duck in […]

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The Three Little Pigs

In 1933, Walt Disney released the 36th Silly Symphony, The Three Little Pigs. This short starred Practical Pig, Fiddler Pig, and Fifer Pig. They each built their houses out of different materials and played their musical instruments in the short. In fact, Walt Disney’s The  Three Little Pigs first introduced audiences to the popular song Who’s Afraid Of The […]

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Goofy - Pinto Colvig

Pinto Colvig was a talented actor. He was known for his work as a vaudeville actor, a radio actor, and a voice actor; however, he is probably best known for his work as the voice of Disney’s Goofy. In 1932, audiences were first introduced to this beloved character as they watched Mickey’s Revue. It was […]

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Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse’s first public appearance was in Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928. That makes today his 85th birthday! So in honor of our favorite mouse’s birthday, let’s take a look at Mickey’s origins. After loosing Oswald The Lucky Rabbit to Universal, Walt Disney decided to create another loveable cartoon character. Together, he and Ub […]

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Sleeping Beauty Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland opened with the park’s opening in 1955. It  is the only castle at a Disney park to have opened prior to the release of the film in which it can be seen. For four years prior to Sleeping Beauty‘s theatrical release, the castle greeted guests at Walt’s original theme park […]

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While Steamboat Willie was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be released to the public, it was actually not the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be created. The silent cartoon Plane Crazy was shown to a test audience  in May of 1928. After the success of Steamboat Willie, sound was added to Plane Crazy and it was released on March 17, […]

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Trick Or Treat

We can’t celebrate Halloween without mentioning my absolute favorite Disney Halloween cartoon – Trick Or Treat. This short featuring  Donald Duck and his nephews, Huey, Dewey, & Louie, was originally produced in 1952. It takes place on Halloween night  as the boys are trick-or-treating. After Donald plays multiple pranks on his nephews, Witch Hazel decides to take matters […]

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