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Disneyland – The Original TV Special

Disneyland – The Original TV Special

One of Walt Disney’s greatest accomplishments is in the creation of Disneyland. The park, once considered “Disney’s Folly” and expected to fail, has now reached its 60th anniversary. Over the past year, there have been a variety of celebrations inside the park and out. Just this past weekend, a much anticipated commemorative special aired on ABC under the banner of The Wonderful World of Disney. Appropriate, since The Wonderful World of Disney series once had a different name: Walt Disney’s…

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Madame Mim – Dragons of Disney

Madame Mim – Dragons of Disney

Walt Disney built a pop culture cornerstone using the timeless fantasy classics. However, the great dragon featured very little during Walt’s lifetime. The first two dragons featured for only a handful of minutes in their features and not until the very end. The last dragon to appear during Walt’s lifetime not only continued this trend but took it to extremes. Madame Mim may now be Disney’s forgotten dragon. Madame Mim – Magnificent, Marvelous, Mad Our third dragon appears in the…

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Dragons of Disney – Maleficent

Dragons of Disney – Maleficent

Today, Disney’s feature film library offers a wide variety of worlds, characters, and stories. When the first of Disney’s Dragons made his “reluctant” appearance, that library consisted of only four films, with two being made up of short vignettes. Before reaching their second iteration of the majestic beasts, the studios added quite a bit more to that library. The twentieth animated feature, and fortieth overall Disney feature, brought us to meet the second of the great Disney Dragons- Maleficent. And…

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Dragons of Disney: The Reluctant Dragon

Dragons of Disney: The Reluctant Dragon

A wide variety of wondrous stories fill the Disney library. The one type of story that fills more of those catalogs than any other is by far that of magical fantasy. Filled with powerful and courageous beings and hallmarked with majestic castles, these types of stories have enthralled the minds of so many well before Walt drew his first cartoon or built his first theme park. Today, we begin taking a look at Disney’s take on one of those most…

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