Disney fans in the Chicagoland area have cause to rejoice. Due to popular demand, the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit presented by D23, the official Disney fan club, will be staying at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois through August 3rd, 2014.
Happy news—Pixar’s fantastic Party Central short will be playing in front of Disney’s new motion picture comedy Muppets Most Wanted which opens in U.S. theaters on March 21st.
“A Story About Toys”
Eighteen years ago, the world of animation changed irrevocably. The self-starters at the little animation company that produced (awesome) Listerine and Life Savers commercials had more up their sleeves than just realistic 3D rendering for the likes of George Lucas. Pixar’s Toy Story came out November 22, 1995 and the film’s reception couldn’t have been better if Shakespeare and Walt Disney produced a film scored by Beethoven and The Beatles.
The Walt Disney Company’s forever young symbol and star Mickey Mouse turns 85 today. As we all know, Mickey’s theatrical debut was in the short film Steamboat Willie which premiered in New York City on November 18, 1928.
The Walt Disney Company held its annual shareholders meeting yesterday in Phoenix, AZ. As is customary at the meeting, after all formal business is conducted, the floor is opened for shareholders to ask questions of Disney’s top management. Some of the questions posed to Disney CEO Bob Iger were about Disney animation.