Thursday, February 10, 2011

In Disney News...

...Sad news today: Disney Legend Bill Justice has passed away at the age of 97.

D23 pays tribute.

Justice spent 42 years at Disney as an animator and Imagineer. He worked on countless classic Disney cartoons and later helped create Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln, the Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, Country Bear Jamboree, and more.

February 11th Update: An obituary has been published by the Los Angeles Times, which also published a brief but sweet memory by Mousketeer Lonnie Burr.

...MiceChat has a nice photo tour of Walt's apartment above the Town Square fire station at Disneyland.

...At MiceAge, Sue Kruse gives a peek at the D23 Disney Studios Tour.

...MovieFanFare recently ran a short article on Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Disney's Wendy and Alice in Wonderland.

...The schedule has been announced for May's D23 Destination D event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World. The seminar-style weekend program will be held in the Fantasia Ballroom at the Contemporary Resort.


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