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DHI’s Movie of the Month- Toby Tyler Part 3

DHI’s Movie of the Month- Toby Tyler Part 3

Introducing Mr. Stubbs!The Disney Studios knew the power of animals. The power to draw a crowd!©DisneyStarmaker Walt Disney Discovers Mr. Stubbs For "Toby Tyler" Film     "Mr. Stubbs" is the screen name of Walt Disney's newest animal star, a pint-sized...

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Walt Disney and California Living

Walt Disney and California Living

Undeveloped Land (in Black) Controlled by Disney in 1960  Walt Disney and “California Living” The Original Second Gate in Anaheimby Todd James Pierce One month before his death in 2010, a gaunt, slightly stooped economist named Buzz Price took the stage at...

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DHI’s Movie of the Month- Toby Tyler

DHI’s Movie of the Month- Toby Tyler

     As I was growing up, anytime a Disney movie was released our family would jump in the car for the Saturday matinee. (We only had one failure, but that's a story for another time!)  It was also the same for my parents as they were growing up....

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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 10

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 10

Press Conference for the Florida Project - Nov. 15, 1965 Walt Disney and Riverfront SquarePart 10  -  LegaciesBy Todd James Pierce --> During Walt’s life, there was a saying around studio hallways: no Disney project truly dies; it simply re-emerges in a...

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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 9

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 9

Political Comic - Mickey Mouse Eying St. Louis - 1963Walt Disney and Riverfront SquarePart 9  -  Dollars and SenseBy Todd James Pierce By spring of 1964, Walt Disney’s team felt that they had worked out a general agreement with the people in St. Louis to...

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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 8

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 8

Site Plan for Riverfront Square (Detail) - March 1964Walt Disney and Riverfront SquarePart 8  -  The PresentationBy Todd James Pierce--> On March 16, at the Bel Air East Motel in St. Louis, Walt Disney and his designers held a series of meetings to both...

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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 7

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 7

Lincoln at New York World's Fair - 1964Walt Disney and Riverfront SquarePart 7  -  Countdown to Riverfront SquareBy Todd James Pierce--> At the start of 1964, Walt lavished the lion’s share of his attention on the World’s Fair, which was set to open in...

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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 6

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 6

August "Gussie" Busch - mid-1960s--> Walt Disney and Riverfront SquarePart 6  -  Booze, Money and RespectBy Todd James Pierce  One of the best-known stories about Riverfront Square is that it was stopped by booze—a rivalry between August Busch (whose...

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