Ollie Johnston passes away...a sad day for Disney fans
We've another bit of sad news to report, I'm afraid. We've today seen the end of an era in film. Animation legend Ollie Johnston has passed away. He was 95. Perhaps the best thing that can be said today is that...
Neither am I, but I'd rather have it this way, than not be able to see these at all. I've always been hoping they would build a DVD subscription service, ala Time-Life, that would send a new set of classic shows every month, or allow some Manufacturing On Demand. I truly beleive that most of us...
from the New York Times/ Bloomberg News [Hey, Randy, any news on what may be offered?]
Disney to Offer Some Vintage TV Series on Its Web Site
By BLOOMBERG NEWS
Published: March 7, 2008
The Walt Disney Company will begin showing its classic television shows on the Internet, its chief...
My sister just came back from WDW, and fell in love with the above events. Is there any audio floating around of either show. i know they are partially live and partialy canned, so I don't know if anything is out there.
I just saw this link at cartoonbrew.com. It is a sight with mp3's of British Dance Orchestras or "sweet bands" from the 30's and 40's, all tracks arrangements from Disney features, and an 8 min Silly Symphonies suite.
Here is a link to an online article about Roy Disney's appearance this past weekend at the 16th Philadelphia Film Festival. This centers on a possible release of SOTS on DVD.
Jerry Beck's Cartoon Brew website
has an article on a new book called DISNEY'S LOST CHORDS, which looks at 77 songs that were written for Disney animated and live action films, but never used. It says that it includes the...
Re:Roy Disney in Philadelphia...updated info part two
The Disney Cartoon: Nine Decades of Magic
Saturday, April 7 ? 2:30 ? Prince Music Theater
Experience the breadth and genius of Disney animation with a remarkable collection of shorts that spans...
While not directly Disney related, other than some shared story adaptations or Disney story records not on the Disneyland Records label, I just found a sight that posts a new 34's to 50's Childrens recording online about once a week for streaming and some downloads.
The address is...
Here is much more current info on the Disney events at the 16th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival, run by the people who are my bosses at TLA Video in Philly. I've split it in two, because it is too long for one posting.
Not a DVD, but a new WALT DISNEY TREASURES , nonetheless
I haven't heard of the latest DVD Treasure releases this year yet [I havent' read the posts on this board recently, so the info could be here, and I missed it], but www.cartoonbrew.com has a report in the August 7th blog entry...
I thought that you might like to see this. I found it on a great new website/blog www.cartoonbrew.com . He had some nice info on the book, as well as a lot of other great info on other animated efforts.
He also reports a website going live soon, tied to the book...
As part of the compensation for releasing Al Michaels from his contract, in order to broadcast football with John Madden for NBC Universal, Disney has regained the rights to OSWALD, THE LUCKY RABBIT, the predecessor to Mickey Mouse. Walt had done about 26 Oswald cartoons for Universal Pictures...