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Eric Larson: Disney Inspirations

Eric Larson was a Disney animator, and later became a Disney Legend. Yet, Eric did not want to work at the Disney Company in the beginning. He ended up there by chance, wanted to quit, was talked into staying, and became the company’s longest-serving employee at the time of his retirement. This is Eric’s intriguing story from reluctant employee to beloved Disney treasure.

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Ub Iwerks: Disney Inspirations

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.

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Ollie Johnston: Disney Inspirations

Ollie Johnston was an early and influential animator at the Disney Company, and worked on the company’s animated movies from the very first full-length one. He is remembered by the company today in several different and special ways. Here is his amazing story. It is one you are sure to love.

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Tommy Cole: The Mickey Mouse Club #16

Tommy Cole is a former Mouseketeer who was on the show for all three of its original seasons. A singer, musician, and actor, he had to work on his dancing skills, which paid off by getting him promoted to the Red Team halfway through the show’s first season. He later became a makeup artist, a dad, and a husband. This is his story.

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Lynn Ready: The Mickey Mouse Club #15

Lynn Ready was a third season replacement Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club. He was the only cast member whose family was not already living in California when he was hired to be on the show. While he did not get many opportunities to perform on the show, he did get a few notable ones. This is his story.

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Lonnie Burr: The Mickey Mouse Club #14

Lonnie Burr was one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club. With a contract with the Disney Company, Lonnie was on all three seasons of the show. After the show, he went on to have several successful careers, being a performer, author, poet, and choreographer. This is his incredibly fascinating showbiz story.

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Don Agrati: The Mickey Mouse Club #13

Don Agrati was a third season replacement cast member on The Mickey Mouse Club. Unlike other cast members, who stayed with the Disney company after leaving the show (at least for a while), Don immediately jumped into other acting projects, and is best known for an eleven-year stint on the TV show, My Three Sons. This is Don’s unique story.

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