Just posted my interview with Dave Smith, who passed away last week. Dave founded the Walt Disney Archives and was a superstar to Disney fans. I took this picture when he received the coveted Disney Legends Award. You can hear the interview at http://mouseclubhouse.com/interview-dave-smith-founder-of-the-walt-disney-archives/
Category Archives: Disney Interviews
Interview: Miriam Nelson (Disney opening day choreographer)
I posted my interview with the legendary Hollywood choreographer, Miriam Nelson, who also did a lot of choreography for Disney, including the numbers televised live at the opening of Disneyland in 1955. http://mouseclubhouse.com/interview-miriam-nelson-disneyland-opening-day-choreographer/
RIP Disney Legend X Atencio
I’m saddened by the passing of X Atencio, a true Disney Legend in every sense of the word, and a warm, humble, and kind person. X was a key contributor to many facets of Disney, from animation, with a specialty in stop-motion animation, to Disney theme parks, where he was a writer, no only writing dialogue for attractions such as the submarines, the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, but also penning lyrics for some of the classic songs like Grim Grinning Ghosts, Yo Ho (A Pirates Life for Me), The Bear Band Serenade for the Country Bear Jamboree, and several others.
I hope you enjoy my interview I did with X back in 2007. I’m so grateful that he shared his story with me, and that I may share with you.
Interview: Orlando Ferrante (Coordinating Disney parks and classic attractions)
I just posted my interview with Disney Legend and Imagineer, Orlando Ferrante, who talks about his time coordinating everything from attractions to complete Disney parks, as well as Disney’s participation in the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair, and the Disney Cruise Line. CLICK HERE for the interview
Interview: Kathleen Mitts (1993 Disneyland Ambassador to the World)
I just posted my interview with Kathleen Mitts, the 1993 Disneyland Ambassador to the World. In this conversation, Kathleen talks about her exciting year representing Disneyland in this unique role, and how she ended up as part of the Space Mountain attraction. CLICK HERE for the interview and lots of photos.
Interview: Alyja Kalinich (Costume designer for Disney theme parks)
I just posted my interview with Alyja Kalinich on my Mouse Clubhouse website. In this conversation, Alyja talks about her time designing costumes and overdressings for Disney’s many parades and shows at Disney theme parks here and abroad. CLICK HERE for the interview and lots of photos.
Interview: Ron Logan (His journey to head of Disney Live Entertainment)
I just posted my interview with Ron Logan on my Mouse Clubhouse website. In this conversation, Ron talks about his beginnings playing trumpet in the 1958 Christmas parade at Disneyland, and climbing the ladder to become the executive vice president, executive producer of Walt Disney Entertainment, responsible for all the live entertainment in the entire company. CLICK HERE for the interview and more photos.
Interview: Gary Krueger (Disney photographer)
I just posted my interview with Gary Krueger on my Mouse Clubhouse website. In this conversation, Gary talks about his times photographing Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney movie premieres and much more – and you’ll see lots of postcards of Gary’s photography! CLICK HERE for the interview and postcards
Interview: Gary Dubin (His acting career and voicing Talouse in The Aristocats)
I was shocked to learn that Gary Dubin has passed away at the age of 57. In addition to providing the role of Talouse in the Disney animated feature The Aristocats, Gary appeared in numerous movies and television shows. You can hear an interview I did with Gary back in 2009.
Interview: Harriet Burns (Babes in Toyland/Mary Poppins)
I just posted my interview with Harriet Burns. In this conversation, Harriet talks about working on the movies “Babes in Toyland” and “Mary Poppins.” CLICK HERE for the interview and more images.