Sunday, March 30, 2014

“Een moderne toovenaar!”: The history of Walt Disney in the Netherlands (Part 1)

by Sam Vlas

For my first article, I thought it would be fun to look at familiar Disney history… from a slightly different angle. I grew up with the Dutch versions of the beloved classics. Today it seems more than self-explanatory that the newest Disney films are dubbed in Dutch, but I wondered: how did it all start in Holland? Continue after the page break and find out...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Disney Avenue Welcomes Sam Vlas

Disney Avenue is very excited to welcome our newest contributing writer Sam Vlas. Sam comes to us all the way from the Netherlands! He has several interesting articles lined up for you and we are thrilled to have Sam be apart of the Disney Avenue community. Please continue after the page break and allow Sam to introduce himself...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Disney News Central

One of my favorite things to do daily is search my favorite theme park blogs and believe me when I tell you my favorites drop down list is a mile long. Well, now I no longer need to scroll through it because Alain Littaye, of the popular Disney and More blog, has created a fantastic new site called Disney News Central. It features all the popular theme park sites and their last four articles all in one place! I know, why wasn't this created sooner...well now it's here for your reading pleasure so be sure to check it out if you haven't had a chance!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Disney Avenue Looking For Writers

Have you ever wanted to write about your passion for Disney? Have you gathered a ton of knowledge and history over the years about Walt, the Disney Company and the theme parks and want to share it with the world? If so, Disney Avenue wants you! Continue after the page break for more info...

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Remembering Roy E. Disney

Roy Edward Disney was a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which his father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt Disney founded. At the time of his death he was a shareholder with more than 16 million shares or about 1%, and served as a consultant for the company and Director Emeritus for the Board of Directors. He is perhaps best known for organizing the ousting of two top Disney executives: first, Ron Miller in 1984, and then Michael Eisner in 2005. As the last member of the Disney family to be actively involved in the company, Roy Disney was often compared to his uncle and father. Continue after the page break as we take a look into the storied life of Roy E. Disney...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Snow White: The One That Started It All

Snow White is considered to be Walt Disney's most significant achievement, his first-ever animated feature. Snow White was the first major animated feature made in the United States, the most successful motion picture released in 1938, and, adjusted for inflation, is the tenth highest-grossing film of all time. This historical moment in motion picture history changed the medium of animation. Before 1937, there was no such thing as an animated feature. The only animated films back then were short cartoons. The Disney brothers banked everything on the success of this film and the result would determine the fate of the company. Thankfully, it became a smash hit and enabled Walt to create the company and the parks we adore today. Continue after the page break and have a look at Snow White: The One That Started It All...