80 Years of Animation

As D23 members, we spent an afternoon at the Disney Animation Studios in Burbank celebrating 80 years of animation with a viewing of Disney’s 50th animated full length feature, “Tangled.”

Disney Animation Studios Theater

Seated in the private theater on the Animation campus, the day began with a presentation by Disney Archivist, Dave Smith.  He recapped the 56 animated feature films by breaking them down into eras of Disney history.

He described these eras as:

1937-1942:  The Golden Age.  This was the dawn of animated movies and set Walt on solid footing for his studio.

1943-1949:  War & Reinvention.  These years Continue Reading →

Disney Auction

How would you like to own a piece of Disneyland?  No, not a souvenir that you purchased, not a pin that was traded or something that you clandestinely put in your pocket, but something from a past attraction or other historical significance.

Original Sled from Space Mountain

Original Sled from Space Mountain

How about a sled from Space Mountain?  This sled has the original sound track from the attraction, is fully functional and it could be yours if the price is right!  (Estimated auction price $50,000 – $60,000).

Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, CA, will hold an auction of Disney items on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  These items are gathered from private collections for this auction.  The back stories about how these items Continue Reading →