Monday, December 3, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Club Members automatically receive special printed editions of this fantastic newsletter. If you would like to receive the Printed Editions, you simply need to join our Club!
Monday, October 1, 2012
Announcing the “Le Groupe 2013 Calendar”, now available for purchase on the Internet print-on-demand website Lulu.com. This calendar commemorates the Disneyana Fan Club's trip to Disneyland Paris in April 2012 to help celebrate the resort's 20th anniversary. All photographs were taken by club members at the Disneyland Paris Resort and individual sightseeing side trips in Europe. The price is $19.92 (the year Disneyland Paris opened) plus shipping and handling. The calendar can be ordered in one of two ways:
- Go directly to www.lulu.com/spotlight/DisneyanaFanClub and click on “Add to Cart”. If you would like to preview the pages, click on “Le Groupe Calendar”, the blue underlined heading at the top of the page. On the reloaded screen, click on “Preview” just below the calendar.
- Go to the Home Page www.Lulu.com and search for “Calendars” and “Disneyana Fan Club” at the top of the page.
A tip: Lulu.com regularly runs promotional discounts, so before ordering it would be a good idea to check the Home Page (www.lulu.com) for any such discounts.
All profits will be donated to a charity the Disneyana Fan Club supports.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
NEW MEMBERS DUES GOING UP TO $33 PER YEAR STARTING SEPTEMBER 1ST, EXISTING MEMBERS DUES WILL INCREASE ON JANUARY 1STStarting on September 1st, 2012, new member family dues for the Disneyana Fan Club will increase to $33 per year. The Disneyana Fan Club does it's best to not increase our dues very often, but in going back to a print newsletter and with costs of printing and postage continuing to rise, it is necessary to have this increase go into effect to keep revenues and expenses in line. Current members will be able to keep paying the current rate of $29 per year until January 1st, 2013, when their dues will also go up to $33. Members who currently expire after the 1st of the year can add an another year at the current rate by renewing before January 1st.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Featured in this issue are: Chapter Profile: The Land of Mickey, Parisian Memories, Alice Estes Davis and a Window on Main Street, and Remembering Floyd Gottfredson.
We truly believe that you will enjoy this issue of the Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Special Announcement For Attendees of July 17th Special Dinner at Aladdin's Oasis at Disneyland- New Start Time: 5PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Mickey's of Glendale Offers Exclusive Pins At Our All-Disneyana Show and Sale on Sunday, July 22, 2012
Mickey's of Glendale, the exclusive store at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, is offering 3 exclusive pin series at our All-Disneyana Show and Sale on Sunday, July 17, 2012. There are 6 pins featuring Jessica Rabbit wearing Costumes from Disney's California Adventure. Each pin is a Limited Edition of 150, and each guest is limited to purchasing one of each style. Each pin retails for $12.95 plus tax. Additionally, there is an Exclusive Sorcerer Hats Series #5 being offered at $9.95 each (each with its own Limited Edition quantity. limit 5 boxes per Guest). There will also be a Disney Castles with Balloons series offered (Limited Edition of 250 each) at $12.95 each (limit of 2 purchases of each per Guest). (Note: the price for the Disney Castle Balloons pins has been adjusted, since the previous flyer's price was created with the wrong price). Click the image below for a larger view!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Animators/Producers/Directors John Musker and Ron Clements To Be Honored at Disneyland's Aladdin's Oasis on July 17th Dinner
Please use the Order Form to reserve your spot for this Event. The Dinner is $115 per person, and the Fantastmic Premium viewing with Dessert is $75.
We hope to see you there!
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Join Us For A Special Dinner For Disneyland's Birthday- Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - at Aladdin's Oasis, To Honor Animators/Producers/Directors Ron Clements and John Musker
You can get the form to reserve your spot at this exciting event by clicking here. Treat yourself to a fun evening, and we hope to celebrate with you!
Friday, June 15, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Join us on a special Adventures by Disney trip (beginning October 28th, 2012) designed exclusively for the Disneyana Fan Club members with special benefits including: Backstage access to the El Capitan theater in Hollywood, Private tour of the Dream Suite located in Disneyland Park, Tickets to experience Mickey's Halloween Party, and many other secret surprises!!! HURRY space is limited, contact us today to make your reservation: email@example.com • (818) 767-1762 • (877) 2BEARS-0 • [(877) 223-2770] For FULL eBrochure with detailed information click here -- http://db.tt/Wt8HNrn0
Saturday, May 26, 2012
From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and Up, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history.
Now the Hollywood Bowl presents “Pixar in Concert,” with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar's movies (including its latest release, Brave) performed live by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Saturday, August 4th at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Bowl.
The Disneyana Fan Club has reserved three rows of seats, section N1, rows 7 through 9, a total of 61 tickets available. The ticket price is $40 each, which includes certified mailing of tickets to those who purchase them. Reservations are being taken on a first come, first serve basis with ticket delivery a few weeks before the event. DEADLINE FOR TICKET PURCHASE IS JUNE 15TH, or sooner if the event sells out. Please include name, address, city, state, zip, phone number(s) and email address (all printed clearly) and any special seating requests to the following address:
Disneyana Fan Club
Hollywood Bowl Event
PO Box 19212
Irvine CA 92623
A reader named David from Sweden wrote in and asked me where this print came from, and what it is worth. The print depicts Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck playing football, with Mickey heading to the goalpost for an apparent touchdown, with Donald in fast pursuit.
So, dear readers, has anyone seen this before, and what do you know about it? Please comment!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
May 7, 2012
From: Gary Des Combes, VP Chapters
To: Disneyana Fan Club Chapter Presidents
Subject: Chapter Member of the Year Awards
Dear Chapter Presidents:
It is that time of year again when each chapter needs to select their “Chapter Member of the Year”. This year the recipients will be recognized at the “Chapters Meeting” on July 20th during our National Convention which is being held at the Anaheim Crowne Plaza Hotel in Garden Grove, California.
With this wonderful event rapidly approaching the deadline to submit your selections to me is July 2, 2012. This will allow the necessary time to prepare certificates and to properly record and announce all the recipients at the National Convention.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Des Combes, VP Chapters
Disneyana Fan Club
Sunday, April 29, 2012
If you are interested in this exciting position, please send an email expressing your interest to:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
In this issue, there is a preview of our 2012 DisneyanaMania Convention in July, a profile on the World Chapter, a memorial for Adriana Caselotti, and a tribute to Robert Sherman.
Visit our website at www.disneyanafanclub.org.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
1. Gather up 5 or more of your favorite local Disneyana fans.
a. (Nominate one as president to coordinate with the national DFC chapter for updated Disneyana news and information for your chapter.)
2. Gather national dues per family of: $29.00 US - $35.00 Canada - $45.00 all other countries
a. Your local chapter can decide if you want to have local dues or not (This would be for local event expenses, etc.)
3. Send one member’s name to the national DFC to be named “Chapter Member of the year”
which will be honored at the national DFC convention in July in California.
That is all you have to do to get started. Just send the information below and your application now to start making Disneyana magic in your local community. Our VP of Chapters will review the application and contact you with more information.
And don’t forget to join the rest of the Disneyana Fan Club fans at our annual DisneyanaMania Convention in Anaheim, California.
As part of being a DFC Official Chapter, your meeting times, place etc, can be placed on our website by emailing email@example.com.
Plus, each member will receive the National DFC newsletter, be in contact with the rest of the DFC network of members and chapters to assist in ideas, and have access to register for special events.
New DFC Chapter Name:
For each member please complete a Membership Form which is available to download here (add link)
Mail this form and your payments to:
Disneyana Fan Club
P.O. Box 19212
Irvine, CA 92623-9212
Questions, please call (714) 731-4705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 25, 2012
All Club Members receive the newsletter via U.S. mail. The Internet Only Edition is special because it includes more content!
To get this exclusive publication of Disneyana Fan Club, join us today!
You can access the complete information, including the Registration Form, at the Disneyana Fan Club website.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Imagine for a moment that you had the talent and time to do detailed sculpture of any Disney character. Which one would it be? What would it be doing? Now imagine that a well known artist would be willing to do the sculpting for you. You can stop imagining because Terri Hardin is planning to start a new line of Disney sculptures and she wants your help deciding what to create. She does not want to just redo images that have already been done, you know, the same characters in the same poses. Terri is looking to do characters that haven’t been sculpted before as well as those that have. The key is to have them in poses that have not been done, poses that show the true character, the very essence of what makes that character special.
This is the blue sky phase of the project, so let your imagination soar. What would you buy if it only was available? Why would you prefer it over something that has already been done? These will be extremely limited editions. That allows for some customization. Would you want that option? If so, what would your dream sculpture have that could be customized? The more details you can provide, the better your chance of seeing your idea come life.
Terri already has a few ideas for characters but they need more details if they are going to come to life. She is considering doing the Fairy Godmother, Jiminy Cricket and the Headless Horseman but does not know what pose will give them the WOW factor she is wanting.
Send your ideas to Terri at: email@example.com
Oh, if you submit your ideas and one of them is selected, you will receive an autographed picture of Terri with the finished piece.
Friday, January 27, 2012
The approximately 90-minute visit on July 12, 2011 was personally led by Mr. Holt. Afterward, there was a catered luncheon with a specially decorated cake for dessert. Also attending the luncheon were five former Disney Imagineers; they are now employed by Garner Holt and were happy to answer questions.
In an informal ceremony at the DFC’s Show and Sale on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel in Garden Grove, CA, Mr. Holt fulfilled his promise by presenting a check for $1316 to Michelle Lee, Development and Communications Manager at Ryman Arts.
Garner Holt Productions is a world leader in creating animatronics, show actions systems, interactive exhibits, and special effects for entertainment companies and theme parks around the globe. (www.garnerholt.com) The Walt Disney Company is a major client.
Ryman Arts continues the work of legendary artist Herbert Dickens Ryman (1910-1989). Herb Ryman is best known for drawing the original concept for Disneyland for Walt Disney in 1954. Herb strongly believed in supporting young artists and teaching them the fundamentals of drawing. Ryman Arts supports his legacy of artistic accomplishment with a program that is completely free, with participants selected solely on the basis of ability and commitment. The program has become highly competitive and has graduated more than 2500 students. (www.ryman.org) The Disneyana Fan Club is proud to support Ryman Arts as one of its favored charities.
Friday, January 20, 2012
We have been asked to forward this special message from Jenn Farmer, wife of Bill Farmer, to all Disney fans and especially fans of Goofy and Pluto:
This coming Monday, January 23, 2012 marks the 25 year Anniversary of Bill Farmer as the official voices of Goofy and Pluto for the Walt Disney Company. He is so very proud of his career with Disney and all of the accompanying adventures, joy and happiness that has gone along with that. I thought you'd like to know in case you'd like to send him a greeting, a note, pie in the face or singing telegram of congratulations. It's a very exciting day indeed and I know you'd like to be in on it!
With much love and gratitude,
You can leave messages for Bill Farmer on his Facebook page, or any of the above methods suggested in Jenn's note above!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Hot Items To Know About:
Sorcerer Hats Villains #3
This exclusive on-going pin series utilizing the sorcerer hat (a symbol for Walt Disney Imagineering) as a blank canvas for creative and unique designs based on the characters and attractions found in the Disney Parks.
Star Tours The Adventure Continues Mystery Pin Collection
This new pin series includes planets featured in the new Star Tours attraction. Collect all 16!
New WDI Exclusive Pins
Make your collection complete with all new WDI-Exclusive Pins!
Mystery Pin Bags and Grab Bags
WDI Exclusive Apparel
Shirts, jackets and caps available only at Mickey's of Glendale!
The Show and Sale will be at the Crowne Plaza Resort, 12021 Harbor Blvd.in Garden Grove, CA (about a mile from Disneyland). Admission is $5 for Disneyana Fan Club Members and $6 for the General Public. Club Members can enter the event at 9AM. The General Public can enter the event at 10:30AM. The event lasts until 5PM. We hope to see you there!
Would you like to help spread the word about the fun we have at the Disneyana Fan Club? Are you proficient with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, online Forums)? Do you have experience with marketing to the media, fan groups and/or general public? The V.P. of Media Relations and Publicity is currently seeking a volunteer to assist in spreading the word about our club and all the fun events through the media, local venues, and social media such as websites, chat rooms and forums.
We are looking for the following qualities:
1. Loves Disney
2. Is proficient with using computers
3. Uses Facebook, Twitter or is willing to learn by teaching themselves
4. Has excellent communication skills.
This is an opportunity to help promote the longest-running Disney Fan Club (27 years) in existence. Everyone who is interested is encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send an email with your qualifications to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Join Us This Weekend For 2 Major Events This Coming Weekend at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, California
On Saturday, January 14, 2012, we will host our Pin, Button and Vinylmation Trading Event. This will be the first time that we have included trading of the popular Vinylmation figures. Everyone is welcome to this event, and admission is free! Please bring along some pins, buttons and Vinylmation figures to trade or simply to just show off! Meet and make friends with other Disney collectors! There will be games and fun for all! This event will start at 6pm and end at 10pm.
On Sunday, January 15, 2012, is our big All-Disneyana Show and Sale! This event is open to everyone, but Disneyana Fan Club Members will be allowed admission at 9am (an hour and a half before the General Public)! If there is something from Disney- past or present- that you have been looking for, this is one place that you might most likely find it! Club Members will pay $5 per person admission. General Admission will start at 10:30am, and will be $6 per person. People who join Disneyana Fan Club at the Event will be allowed to enter before the General Public if they complete Club Registration before 10:30am. This event will last until 5pm!
The Crowne Plaza Resort is located at 12021 Harbor Blvd., in Garden Grove, CA 92840. We hope that you can make it to one or both events!