Category: Animation

January 21, 2013 /

MR. OBAMA: Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this…

December 25, 2012 /

No worries, no responsibilities, no deadlines, no appointments, no meetings, no agenda, no obligations, and I think I can handle it for just about a week… Christmas week. How about you? Wishing you a New Year of civility, accomplishment, profound good humor, and love.

December 24, 2012 /

Top dog and I are venturing out for a spell. At Midnight on Christmas Eve look for Santa and his reindeer flying above Wilshire Blvd. In the morning I’ll be cooking for twenty-one. Oh my! I wish you all a joyous-warm-wonderful holiday, Vickie

December 19, 2012 /

The Disney’s at a ranch in Palm Springs – 1948:

December 6, 2012 /

Season’s greetings, poppets! This is an image floating around the interwebs from the January, 1940 edition of Better Homes and Gardens. A year or two ago this same house sold to a perfectly beguiling man who fully appreciated the home’s heritage. He did a sensitive restoration, and, when he happened…

December 6, 2012 /

That’s the standard line, anyway. Disney’s animation was happy and Fleischer’s was hallucinatory. Frankly, when I was a kid early animation freaked me out. Only when I was older did I appreciate what innovators both these men were – and by then my dad had stopped grousing about Walt, possibly…

December 6, 2012 /

I can identify Goofy in front of the camera, but as to the short gentleman with the leafy outfit, could that be Peter Pan? Are the dates right? I’m no expert but I have a new friend who is – Martin Turnbull, author, fan of all things Hollywood, are you…

December 6, 2012 /

A lot’s been written, positive and negative, on the man and the company – I’m not going to add to that stew – I’ll just say before there was a multinational fully diversified corporation – there was a young man with talent and ambition and organizational aptitude.