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  • Birth Name: Walter Elias Disney
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/05/1901, Sagittarius
  • Date of Death: 12/15/1966
  • Profession: Animator; producer; director; writer; voice actor
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Annette Funicello Dies at 70

Annette Funicello, the Beach Party star, singer and former teen icon who rose to fame on the original Mickey Mouse Club, died Monday. She was 70.

Funicello died from complications of multiple sclerosis and was taken off life support after being in a coma for years, her family told Extra. She was diagnosed with the disease in 1987.

Her death was first announced by the official Disney fan club Twitter page.

Born in upstate New York and raised in California, Funicello was discovered in ...
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Roy Disney, Nephew of Walt, Dead at 79

Roy Edward Disney, a nephew of Walt Disney who restored his uncle's legendary animation company, died after a battle with cancer Wednesday morning, according to The Los Angeles Times. Disney was 79...read more

I know the Oscar statuettes ...

Question: I know the Oscar statuettes are about a foot tall and weigh 8 pounds, but what are they made of, and is it true that they got their name because someone said it looked like their Uncle Oscar? That sounds like a made-up story.


Answer: Last part first: The official story is indeed that Margaret Herrick, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' first librarian in 1931 and its executive director from 1943 to 1971 (and for whom the Academy's Los Angeles library, where I've done my share of research, is named), saw one of the statuettes (designed by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons for the first ceremony in 1929) on a desk and exclaimed that it looked just like her Uncle Oscar. Which is sort of alarming in that it implies that her uncle was a bald nudist with a thing for (perhaps compensatory) swords. Many people prefer the slightly ruder version in which Bette Davis suggeread more

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 Out of Scale TV Show Series, Producer
2012 Double Dribble TV Show Series, Producer
2012 Mickey's Trailer TV Show Series, Producer
2012 Little Whirlwind TV Show Series, Voice - Mickey Mouse
2012 Mickey's Trailer TV Show Series, Voice - Mickey Mouse

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Surface You know, this show keeps...

SurfaceYou know, this show keeps striving to emulate Spielberg, but this week, I couldn't get the darker side of Walt Disney out of my head. For starters, the entire plotline, which finds Dr. Laura and Crazy-Eyed Rich stranded at the bottom of the ocean, had me constantly making up highly inappropriate lyrics for "Under the Sea" — you remember that calypso confection from The Little Mermaid that effectively ruined the bulk of 1990. (A brief example of my handiwork: "The oxygen's always greener in somebody else's tank; if Lake Bell dies in this episode, maybe they read more

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