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Disney Celebrates 100: A Rare Visit to the Company Archives

In October 1954, Walt Disney made an appearance on a television broadcast previewing the launch of the Disneyland theme park the following summer, and coined one of his most memorable quotes: “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse. ” While the famed Mickey Mouse is about to turn 95, marked by the character's public debut in the 1928 short film Steamboat Willie, The Walt Disney Company is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
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All Disney, All the Time: D23 Announces New Animation, Star Wars, Marvel Movies

 Every two years, since 2009, the Disney empire pounds the drums, sounds the clarions and gathers the tribes of fans and franchisees for one massive get-together: D23 Expo, two and half days in late July/early August dedicated to all things Disney. The event – named after the year the studio was founded, 1923- takes over the entirety of the massive Anaheim Convention Center – conveniently placed one mile away from the resort that included the Disneyland and California Adventure parks – and serves a variety of key purposes for the Disney multi-verse.
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Jon Favreau on Updating a Classic Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s beloved Jungle Book fables got a memorable Disney treatment in 1967 with the animated film, which introduced Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Ka, Shere Khan – and the unforgettable tunes by Louis Prima – to generations of families. Fifty years later Jon Favreau re-imagines the tale of the man-cub and his Jungle adventures with a film that is faithful to the original storytelling while adopting the kind of digital film making that has obliterated visual boundaries.