Category Archives: Disney

Meet Garner Holt

The clincher was a visit to Disneyland.  Garner Holt had always been fascinated with figures and motion; he made his first animated show — a carrot and a cucumber — when he was six years old.  Then he found the August, 1963 edition of National Geographic magazine with a picture of Walt Disney showed his

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Disneyana Fan Club Convention Flashback — Conserving Animation Art

This year’s Disneyana Fan Club DisneyanaMania Convention is now less than a week away, so today I’m excerpting parts of one of my favorite convention presentations.  In 2006, Ron Stark of S/R Labs explained how to preserve and restore valuable collectibles, information that is always timely.  For more information about this year’s convention, visit http://www.disneyanafanclub.org/content/disneyanamania-2016-wednesday-july-13-through-saturday-july-16-2016 This

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Some Personal Disney Memories

How big an influence has Disney had on my life?  Uncle Walt was personally responsible for two of the most unusual experiences of my childhood. I remember my first Disney memory was watching the “Disneyland” TV show.   It was an episode of Davy Crockett fighting Indians under General Andrew Jackson, so it must have been

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“More of the Story” — An Insider’s Disney Tale

This time of the summer means I’m between Disney events.  Our local Dayton Disneyana show was June 10-12, and our national DisneyanaMania Convention is coming up July 13-15 in Anaheim, CA (actually Garden Grove).  If that piques your interest, all the information is on the club’s website, http://www.disneyanafanclub.org/home, under the Events tab.  For a quick

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The Magic of Disneyland

I thought this would be a good time to share some Disneyland memories.  This piece was originally published on LaughingPlace.com on June 10, 2004.  The photo is from Google Images. The Magic of Disneyland We all know Disneyland is a magical place. That’s especially true for those of us who live on the opposite side

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Collecting — We Aren’t the Only Ones

A few years back, I had the privilege of writing for my favoite Disney website. LaughingPlace.com  (http://www.laughingplace.com/).  Recently I happened to think of those old columns, and have decided to share one today.  This originally ran on April 28, 2004, and offers some thoughts on collecting in general.  By the way, the NFFC is now the

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