Saturday, April 28, 2012


Pennant given to D23 Members

Last night I went down to the Walt Disney Studios for the D23 Fanniversary event.  It was a nice event held in the theater on the studio lot.  For those of you who have tickets to an upcoming event, stop reading!  It's much better to attend unaware of what to expect.  The D23 cast members were very strict about no photography or recording, in part because there was a bunch of audio and film clips that hadn't been seen by the general public, so I don't have pictures for you. 
So what was the event?  I was wondering that even when I bought the tickets.  I, of course, was drawn to it because it is Snow White's 75th this year.  Well the presentation is more or less was a slide show going over all kinds of areas of the Disney Company that is celebrating a 15, 20, 25, 30, 35...anniversary this year hosted by a cast member from D23 and another from the archives.  Most of the time they showed unusual artwork or pointed out details or shared audio or video with us.  So read on to see what was celebrated:
85th: Oswald: (we saw rough sketches of an uncompleted Harem Scarem cartoon)
80th: Goofy: (Bill Farmer had a recorded a message)
75th: Flowers and Trees, Clock Cleaners, Hawaiian Vacation, Magician Mickey, Lonesome Ghosts, The Old Mill, Multiplane Camera, Huey/Dewey/Louie (Did you know that they are on a newspaper in Eddie Valant's office in Roger Rabbit?), Daisy Duck, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  (we were shown a variety of artwork and a few production notes)
70th: Bambi (We listened to a test recording of an unused song Happy Little Raindrops that was replaced by April Showers)
60th: Susie the Little Blue Coup, Little House, Trick or Treat, Lambert, Walt Disney Imagineering
55th: Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk Thru,
50th: In Search of the Castaways (Where our host, Jeffery, spent much time wondering how Maurice Chevalier's hair didn't move on the speeding sled)
45th: Pirates of the Caribbean (We saw footage of the opening ceremony which was cut down later, it was fun to see the crazy and not so crazy antics), New Tomorrowland (We watched silent footage of Walt walking around with top cast members planning and sped up footage of the construction), Jungle Book (a recorded messages from Richard Sherman), Happiest Millionaire
40t: If you had Wings, Electrical Parade (video footage of the first year of the parade), Mouse Factory
35th: Pete's Dragon
30th: Tron (Did you know there is a pacman and a Mickey in the film?), EPCOT
25th: Duck Tales (complete with sing along) , Star Tours, Disney Dollars (we saw a news report of Mickey and Scrooge inspecting and delivering the money)
20th: Walt Disney Classic Collection (this was just a silly shout out), Aladdin, Newsies, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Mighty Ducks, Disneyland Paris, Fantasmic
15th: Hercules (footage of the Hercules Electrical Parade in NYC)
10th: Lilo and Stich
Button given to all guests


  1. Wow thank you so much for making this. I just went to the one in Boston and this is so helpful as a recap, you have no idea. How did you remember all of this? Did you take notes?

    1. Yes, I was the geeky gal who took notes. Always have a pad of paper in the purse, you never know! I don't trust my memory to remember stuff like that. I think I got them all, but it all moved pretty fast. Glad it was helpful, thanks for commenting.