Disneyana Fan Club Channel

This is our Official Disneyana Fan Club Web Channel. Here are videos of interest to Disneyana Fan Club Members. Some videos are from our past DisneyanaMania Conventions.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Book by Jim Korkis Just Released!

Well-known Disney expert and historian Jim Korkis has written a new book entitled, "Vault of Walt"! This book is available NOW on Amazon.com! Jim was one of the original members of our Club, (when it was called National Fantasy Fan Club, or NFFC)!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

An Affair of the Art - October 2, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA

You are invited to attend the twenty-first annual art show and sale to benefit Ryman Arts at the home of Marty and Leah Sklar.

Saturday, October 2, 2010, 7:30 to 10:00PM

$100 per person

Includes hors d'oeurves and cocktails

To reserve your tickets, please click here.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The 2010 DisneyanaMania Convention of Disneyana Fan Club

This video is the first video posted by our worldwide Disneyana Fan Club on YouTube. It features our 2010 Convention held at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, CA, near Anaheim. It also features festivities at Disneyland on July 17, 2010. This video is courtesy of Club Member Bob Welbaum.

Disneyana Fan Club Now Has A YouTube Channel!

Disneyana Fan Club is pleased to announce that we have a new YouTube Channel. We go by the username, "DisneyanaFanClub". We welcome subscribers to our new channel, and we welcome other YouTube users to let us see other videos that may be of interest to our huge Disneyana Fan Club base!

The first video is by Bob Welbaum, and features our 2010 DisneyanaMania Convention that was held at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, CA. It will give you a quick idea of what the 6-day Convention was like- in about 11 minutes. Enjoy our new channel!

Board of Directors Meeting Date Correction- Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010

We would like to announce a correction to the date of the Board of Directors Meeting for Disneyana Fan Club- it will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, CA at 10AM. The room has not been announced yet. The Crowne Plaza Resort is very close to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Please see our previous post, which has been corrected!

Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom Event - Disneyland Hotel- Sept. 18, 2010

Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom

A once-in-a-lifetime event will celbrate animatronics mechanical magic, from the shores of the jungle cruise to monorail beams, pirate ships, and beyond!

This September 18th, 2010 we'll celebrate 55 years of magic through the marvelous mechanical story of animatronics at The Disneyland Resort.

Just announced: Actor, magician, singer: Neil Patrick Harris will join the stellar line-up as host of the event. Prominent roles of his career include the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D., as well as the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother. He has also hosted the 63rd Tony Awards and the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Disney Legends and Imagineers will be on hand to share rare images, video, authentic props, animatronics and the following special presentations:

Crossbones, Tombstones, and Singing Dolls-

The Animatronics Extravaganza

Disney Legends Alice Davis
and X Atencio take us through the adventurous worlds of the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, to the gentle musical environment of "it's a small world".

It All Started With A Magical Business Plan- Pixie Dust Marketing

"Honorary Mayor" of Disneyland, Jack Lindquist
, shares his experiences of when he was Disneyland's President. Milt Albright, the man who created Grad Nites at Disneyland, tells stories about marketing magic.

From Paper to Life -
Giving Movement and Voice to Animated Characters

Disney Legend Kathryn Beaumont
discusses what it takes to voice the classic character, Alice, from Alice in Wonderland. Animator Floyd Norman shares his journey as a Disney animator from enchanted forests and "Lightyears" beyond.

Rides, Roads, and Roars - From Monorails and Flying Saucers to the Roars of Dinosaurs and King Kong!

Disney Legend Bob Gurr
has helped move many a happy theme park guest aboard vehicles and conveyances of his own design. He continued his amazing work by creating a vast array of fantastical beats including King Kong and dinosaurs for Jurassic Park. Bob will regale the audience with humorous stories encountered along the way during his illustrious career.

MAPO Magic - The History of Animatronics

Reminiscing about their days at MAPO when animatronics were the latest invention are formerImagineers: Roger Broggie Jr., Corky Wilds, Rick Berryman, Gary Smestad, Rudy Pena, and Butch Borjidine.

With their acclaimed presentation on the history of animatronics, two of today's talented Imagineers, Larr Nicolai and Ethan Reed give a presentation rarely seen outside Walt Disney Imagineering.

Adding to the rich history of animatronics at Disneyland, Imagineer Josh Shipley will share his experience in bringing back the classic, "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln".

Rounding out our MAPO presentation, Michael Broggie and Michael Campbell discuss Walt Disney and his magnificent trains.

It's Alive! - The Art and Science of Animatronics Programming

Darrin Hughes
shows a rare demonstration of how these amazing mechanical wonders are programmed for lifelike motion.

The Next Generation - Advancements in Animatronics From Chuck E. Cheese to Dragons and Beyond! At 16 Garner Holt founded what would become the largest animatronics design and manufacturing company, Garner Holt Productions. He shares his fascinating story and premieres future advancements in the industry.

Special entertainment includes performances by Disneyland Resort entertainers and the Can Can girls from the Golden Horseshoe Revue!

For more information, visit www.the1313club.com

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Timmy Time" to Premiere in North America On Disney Channel From September 13, 2010

Aardman Animation's Timmy Time is scheduled to air in North America from September 13, 2010 on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney, following a special sneak preview on the evening of September 7th. Timmy Time is Aardman's first animated television project for the preschool audience, and the stop-motion series has already enjoyed great success in its first season of broadcast overseas.

Timmy Time follows the adventures of Timmy, a little lamb with a lot to learn as he enters preschool. Fans of Aardman's hit children's series Shaun the Sheep will recognize Timmy as the baby lamb on the farm who is frequently drawn into all kinds of chaotic adventures by the mischievous older sheep. Used to having his way by being "the only lamb in the flock", Timmy is now heading to preschool to graze on some important life lessons about playing nicely with others, namely his fellow classmates of the furry, feathered and spiky types.

Episodes portray all aspects of a preschooler's day that are familiar to parents- painting, puzzling, making music, building with blocks, napping, snacking and more- through strong but simple storylines that are told with human dialogue, instead using a unique combination of expressive character animation, gesture and reactions, comedy and slapstick, bleats, quacks, oinks and the like.

While being entertained by Timmy's fun and fleecy antics, the young audience members will benefit by seeing important social skills in action, such as how to help someone in need, how to good sports, and how to respect others. Creator/Producer/Supervising Director Jackie Cockle (BAFTA winner, producer on Bob the Builder, director of The Wind in the Willows, among other television credits) believes that "preschoolers can easily identify with Timmy as he learns universal lessons about himself, his friends and the world around him".

Check local television listings for exact airtimes, and to find out more about Timmy, his classmates, and the show, visit www.timmytime.tv.

Timmy fans can look forward to his first DVD release in early 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment, who also distribute the DVD releases of Shaun the Sheep, the second fastest-growing children's brand on DVD in 2009. Timmy toys will also be available in Spring 2011 from JAKKS Pacific.

The Disneyana Exchange

What is the Disneyana Exchange?

Simply stated, The Disneyana Exchange Service is a secondary market art brokerage, focusing on the art of the Walt Disney Company. The Exchange started business in 1988, but wasn't known as the Disneyana Exchange until June 1993. The Exchange was founded by Disney collectors who wanted to be able to provide a service where buyer and seller are brought together for rare and hard-to-find Disney collectibles. Since its inception, the Internet and online auction sites like Ebay have revolutionized the buying and selling of collectibles. However, within the Disney collectibles industry, similar problems still remain: 1) How do you know what you are buying? ; 2) How do you guarantee the quality and authenticity of a product? ; and 3) Where do you go when there are no listings online? The Disneyana Exchange provides the family-run service and expertise that cannot be found elsewhere. The Exchange prides itself on linking buyer and seller for high-end Disneyana collectibles and inspects each piece for its quality and authenticity.

To find out more about the Disneyana Exchange, please visit www.disneyanaexchange.com