Walt Disney did not just do movies. He also ventured into television in the 1950’s. His brother Roy thought as early as 1950 that TV would be an excellent medium for the company, and he was correct. Walt’s impact on television was groundbreaking and lasting. Here is the story of Walt Disney and television.
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Holidayland is a lost part of the Disneyland park in California. It was only open for a few years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but it is still remembered fondly today by those who went to it (unless they were little kids at a company picnic). This is the story of Disneyland’s lost park, Holidayland.
Ub Iwerks is known as an instrumental player in making the Walt Disney Company what it is today, and he was with the company from the beginning. In fact, he and Walt Disney were friends long before there was a Walt Disney Company, being young animators together in the emerging industry. Here is his story.
Doreen Tracey was a Mouseketeer on the original Mickey Mouse Club TV show. She appeared on all three seasons of the original show. She went on to have a brief career in TV guest spots on other shows, and as the lead singer of a band that toured American military bases in Vietnam. She did some other interesting and even eyebrow-raising things after her time as a Mouseketeer, too.