We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
This man built a real, honest to God Wall•E.
From The Archives: Newly restored footage from inside Disneyland, c. 1957 — two years after the park first opened to the public.
Disney historian Paul F. Anderson writes:
This video is taken from some 1957 pro-stock that I’ve owned for years. The transfer was done on a Spirit DataCine (i.e. the same machine that Ken Burns uses to transfer historic footage for his PBS documentaries). The entire reel is 20 minutes. These are the best clips, none of which have ever been shown in public.
Completely fascinating. I can’t even grasp how incredible everything must have seemed 55 years ago, given how much of it continues to bring joy today.
Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work it until it’s done and done right.
Happy 83rd birthday, Mickey Mouse!
Steamboat Willie came out Nov 18, 1928.
This cartoon, originally printed following Walt Disney’s passing, was one of the first things I thought about when I heard the news.
He is why Pixar turned out the way we did and his strength, integrity and love of life has made us all better people.