Tag Archives: Walt Disney

Kansas City FilmFest Celebrates Animation Roots

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When people think Walt Disney, they usually think Mickey Mouse. When people think Mickey Mouse, they usually think Walt Disney. But there is one man who is often forgotten, without whom Disney’s mascot Mickey, or perhaps Disney all together, would not be possible. In light of the upcoming Kansas City FilmFest, we take a look at the Kansas City man ... Read More »

Disney: From Missouri to Movies

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The film “Saving Mr. Banks” chronicles Walt Disney’s work – and struggles – to adapt the “Mary Poppins” books for the big screen. Disney is an important figure in Missouri’s landscape of famous faces. He spent a formative part of his childhood in Marceline and later lived and worked in Kansas City. Disney’s time in Missouri merits a quick shout-out ... Read More »

Disney and Dusty Millers

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  Marceline, Missouri was a magical place for Walt Disney; it was a place where a boy, a tree, and a town came together to help create the magical world of Disney. It is also home to famous Missouri desserts such as the Dusty Miller. Marceline was the boyhood home of Walt Disney and is the town he credits in ... Read More »

Marceline, “Where Walt found the Magic”

I’ve lived in Missouri my whole life and had no idea exactly how magical Marceline would be or what fascinating things were in store for us (KatiesTrail and me) when we started our journey to Marceline. Our mission was to welcome the official Disney Fan Club, D23, to the boyhood home of Walt Disney. Even before we arrived, I was ... Read More »

Congratulations cast and crew of “Winter’s Bone”

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  I am extremely excited about all of the accolades that have been coming to those involved with the movie “Winter’s Bone,” including Tuesday’s Oscar nominations for Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence, and Best Supporting Actor, John Hawkes.  To me it is icing on the cake that Debra Granik and Anne Roselleni and the movie were nominated as well. As most ... Read More »

Crossing Missouri on US 36

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This summer, the effort to make US Highway 36 in Missouri into a four-lane highway was completed.  Initially called the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway, US Highway 36 originally spanned from New York City to San Francisco, Calif. Today, Missouri’s Highway 36 is not only noted as the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Highway, we are also dubbing it ... Read More »