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BEIGNETS! And Walt’s Magical Adventure

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Tap here to see my beignets story!

The above story was made with the new Story app from Disney.

And here’s another one:
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Walt’s Magical Adventure

The images in Walt’s Magical Adventure were created in Disney’s HAPPINESSCAM app.

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The Land of Disney


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This is a parody of adventure movie trailers. It was shot on iPhone at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and edited in iMovie. Enjoy it on YouTube or in higher quality on Vimeo.

Tripping over both bells and whistles

Tripping over both bells and whistles.

I recommend this article. Thumbs up!

Disney rereleases classic Song of the South

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Disney rereleases classic Song of the South


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Disney and Yahoo might make an Internet TV deal

According to the Wall Street Journal and other sources, The Walt Disney Co. is considering making some of its television content available for Yahoo’s Internet TV service.

I think it is something the forward-thinking Walt Disney would have done had he lived long enough to still have control of his company in today’s world.

What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree?


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Walt Disney’s 1935 8-Page Animation Manifesto

This link takes you to SlashFilm.com where they discuss an eight-page letter Walt Disney himself wrote in 1935 to the director of an art school (today called Cal Arts, where a lot of Disney future animators went to school to learn their crafts) where he was trying to encourage studying animation as an art form. 

The person posting the actual documents of the eight page letter was blown away by the eloquence of it coming from Walt Disney himself, and how that resonates for films of today.


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Disney Parks And Apple Products Are Designed With Similar User Experiences In Mind

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Andy Ihnatko, personal tech writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, gave the keynote address Wednesday at the MacTech conference in Los Angeles. He spoke about various features of the upcoming new version of Mac OS X, Lion, including how Apple is making it to be similar to Walt Disney’s philosophy of the experiences Guests have at Disney theme parks.

“Disney wanted to make sure park visitors didn’t have a bad time when they showed up to the parks, so instead, he went over the line and didn’t give them permission to have a bad time. In the same way, Apple is locking away and removing any parts of the computer that might cause problems in any way. Traditional users might be disappointed to lose that control, but users in general appreciate just not having to worry about settings that seem to only harm them when wrong.”

That’s an interesting insight and explains why I enjoy being at Disney parks as well as using Apple devices like the MacBook, IPhone and iPad.

You can read the full article I’ve quoted from here.


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