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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.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Find more DisneyanaMania Convention and D23 expo coverage in our latest Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter

Hello Folks,

The latest Internet edition of the Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter (August/September 2013) is now available on-line for all members at the Disneyana Fan Club's website with additional color photos and expanded stories! (http://www.disneyanafanclub.org/Disneyana_Dispatch)

Remember, you must login at the main homepage (http://www.disneyanafanclub.org) before going to the newsletter section on our website.

If you are having any problems viewing or logging into the website, please let us know at webmaster@disneyanafanclub.org

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Passing of Frank Pascale III (1956 - 2013)

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden passing of Frank Pascale III.

Frank served as President of the National Fantasy Fan Club, now known as the Disneyana Fan Club, for a record eight years. 

Frank started serving on the Board as Co-Vice President of Finance in 1987, Vice President of Finance in 1989 and Director-at-Large in 1991. Frank then started his four (4) terms as Club President in 1993. Frank ended his time as a Board member by serving as Director-at-Large (a positiion similar to the current, "Immediate Past President") during the 2001-2003 term.  Frank served on the NFFC/DFC Board of Directors for a total of 16 years.

We all feel privileged to have worked with him during his tenure as President/Board Member and we will always treasure his support and friendship during the many years that also followed. His smile, his laugh and the joy of just getting together with him is something that we will always cherish and we will miss greatly.

Please keep his wife Kathlene, his parents Dorothy and Frank Jr., and the Pascale Family in your thoughts and prayers.

At this time, we do not have information on any services or memorials for Frank. When we do find out, we will pass the information along. The Disneyana Fan Club is also planning on making a donation in Frank's memory, and we will pass along that information, in case anybody else would like to make an additional donation in Frank's memory, too.

If you would like to send a note to Frank's family, you may either post a comment on the Disneyana Fan Club's website or you may send a note via U.S. Mail to us and we will pass it along to the Pascale Family.

Disneyana Fan Club
P.O. Box 19212
Irvine, California 92623-9212

Friday, August 2, 2013

Announcing Our Very Special Disneyana Fan Club's Guests at the D23 expo Booth!

Hello Folks,

With the D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center just one week away,
we are very excited to announce some of our special friends and guests,
who will be stopping by the Disneyana Fan Club's booth during the weekend!
(Collectors Forum Booth 321)

Susan Egan (Friday)
Actress, Singer, and Voice Talent
Belle on "Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Broadway Musical" and Voice of Meg on "Hercules"

Bill Farmer (Friday and Saturday)
Voice Talent
Voice of Goofy, Pluto, and Many Others

Margaret Kerry (Saturday)
Actress, Dancer, Voice Talent, Author, and Alter-Ego of TinkerBell
Live Reference Model For TinkerBell

Mark Silverman
Voice Talent
Voice of Rod Serling on "Tower of Terror" Attraction and Many Other Disney Attractions

Don Ballard
Author, Disney Historian
Books: "Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years 1954-1988" and "Disneyland Hotel 1954-1959: The Little Motel in the Middle of the Orange Grove"

Carolyn Carroll
Author and Wife of Eddie Carroll, the Voice of Jiminy Cricket
Book: "Wishing On A Star: The Life of Eddie Carroll"

Sam Gennawey
Urban Planner, Author, Columnist and Disney Historian
Books: " Walt and the Promise of Progress City" and "The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream"

We are planning to send out via our Twitter and FaceBook pages updates on our guests before and during the expo! So, please come on by and say, "Hi!"

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Mickey/D23 expo graphic from https://d23.com/members-only/d23-downloads/

Disneyana Fan Club is not affiliated with or maintained by the Walt Disney Company, its divisions, or any other corporation, business, entity, person, or persons referenced herein.

Listed Disneyana Fan Club’s Special Guests are subject to change due to their availablity. Please note: some of our Special Guests will only be at our booth for only one or two days during the expo. Separate D23 expo admission is required. Admission does not guarantee being able to meet every Special Guest. Additional purchase or fee may be required for a photo or autographs, depending on the individual Special Guest.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Special Event Breakfast Will Launch Pin Day with Pin Pics at Disneyana Collectables Expo

There will be a Special Event Breakfast at the Disneyana Fan Club's Collectables Expo on Sunday, July 14, 2013.  The price is $69.  Please see the attached Flier for details.

The Breakfast is limited to 25 people;  the Panel Presentation will accommodate 50 guests.

To reserve your spot, please contact Jennifer:  jennifer@pinpics.com

The Event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Resort, 12021 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92804

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Animator Andreas Deja To Join Alice Davis and Bob Gurr at Ryman Arts Fundraising Event On Thursday, July 11, 2013


The 100th Birthday Celebration of Marc Davis will include interviews with his widow, Disney Legend Alice Davis and co worker, Disney Legend Bob Gurr.

Recently, animator extrordinare, Andreas Deja, has agreed to be part of our spectacular panel. Andreas' presentation, also entitled, "The 100th Birthday of Marc Davis," will be showing slides of  the wonderful artwork that Marc Davis did during his lifetime. Andreas has done a similar presentation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as at the recent Disneyland Club 33 event, both of which were sold out events. 

There are still a few seats left at the DFC/ Ryman Arts Charity Dinner. So, make your reservations immediately!!!!!!!

To register, please go to http://www.DisneyanaMania.org

Remember: All Disneyana Fan Club members may attend. This is a separate event from the Disneyana Fan Club's DisneyanaMania Convention and convention registration is not necessary to purchase tickets.

Friday, June 14, 2013

See the Disney-Inspired, Emmy Award-Winning "Cinderella Gets It On" Skit from Carol Burnett

Posted on our Video Channel on both our main website and our blog is an Emmy Award-winning skit from Carol Burnett.  Featuring the Pointer Sisters as her stepsisters,  Vicki Lawrence as the Stepmother,  Harvey Korman as Fairy Godmother Marcus, and Tim Conway as the King of Rock, Elfin John,  you are bound to enjoy this classic!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

3 More Editions of Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter (Internet Editions) Added To Disneyana Dispatch Blog

Readers of our Disneyana Dispatch Blog will be happy to learn that there are now 3 more issues of our Newsletter posted on the blog.  They are located in the right-hand margin of the blog.  These issues have more pages (and generally more photographs) than our Printed Editions of the newsletter, which are exclusive to our Club Members.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Arizona Chapter of Disneyana Fan Club Is Forming! Meeting on April 20, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona

A group of excited Disney fans are getting together on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona to form an Arizona Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club.  The meeting begins at 6PM,  and will be held at the following location:

Bill Johnson's Big Apple
950 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ

All interested Disney fans are encouraged to attend and join this new Chapter!

The Group's formal name will be the Grand Canyon Chapter.  They already have a Facebook Page called the "Grand Canyon Disneyana Fan Club".  

For more information about the new Chapter, please send an email to:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Personal Finance: How Disney gets its "hi-ho" worker enthusiasm: A Balance of Head and Heart

 Ever wonder how Disney is able to create magic, seemingly better than any other company around?   Read this article by Claudia Buck of the Sacramento Bee, about how former Disney executives like Doug Lipp spread the magic by offering training to organizations all over the world.

February/March 2013 Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter Now Online for Members!

The new February/March 2013 Internet Edition of the Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter is now available for current Club Members in good standing to view in the Members area of the Website.  If you are a current Member and cannot view this issue and all 38 other issues that we have posted on our website, please send an email to the Webmaster, David Ransom, at: webmaster@disneyanafanclub.org, and he will resolve the issue!

The new issue of the Newsletter includes a profile of the "Plane Crazy" Chapter in Dayton, Ohio.  Also included is a review of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" -themed Convention Banquet held last July at our DisneyanaMania Convention.  There is also an article about Walt Disney's Granddaughter Joanna Miller's visit and presentation to the Club.  Finally, there is a writeup of our 2 February events, the Collectible Expo and Pin Event with PinPics.com, and the 1st Annual The Pinny Awards.

All Club Members also receive a Print Edition of our Newsletter, which is mailed to their homes.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Disneyana Fan Club Board Meeting To Be Held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, CA

Disneyana Fan Club's Board of Directors will hold its next meeting at Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Garden Grove, California (right down the street from Disneyland). The meeting will begin at 1230PM, in a meeting room to be announced.

All current Club Members are welcome to attend the meeting in person, or by Skype. If you would like to Skype into the meeting, please contact Gary Schaengold at: president@disneyanafanclub.org to make advance arrangements.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nomination of Officers to the 2013-2013 Disneyana Fan Club Board of Directors

Nomination of Officers to the 2013 – 2015
Disneyana Fan Club Board of Directors

Every two years, as required by the By-Laws of the Disneyana Fan Club, a nominating Committee is appointed to assemble a slate of Board of Directors for the upcoming term of office. This year the committee members are Daron Sorg, Chair, Linda Rolls, Jason Waade, Dave Clark, and Ted Bradpiece. The Nominating Committee has been extremely fortunate to be able to draw on quite a range of talent for the nominees of the upcoming 2-year term of office for the Disneyana Fan Club Board of Directors.
The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following slate to serve as the Disneyana Fan Club Board of Directors for the 2013 – 2015 term of office:

Linda Rolls

Vice President of Finance
Louis Boish

Vice President of Media Relations & Communications
Ricardo Aldape

Vice President of Chapters
Gary Des Combes

Vice President of Membership
Jocey Katz

Ida Williamson

Editor in Chief
Bob Welbaum

Special Events
Cathy Perone

Theo Fukushima

Convention Coordinator
W. Brian Hugo

Charities Chair
Toni Lagunoff

Legacy Chair
Allan Halcrow

Director at Large
Thomas Taffinder

Director at Large
Jeannie Lee

Immediate Past President
Gary Schaengold

Should a member, not appearing on this slate, wish to become a candidate he or she shall submit a petition of nomination to the Nominating Committee. The petition must be signed by twenty (20) current members, or one percent (1%) of the current membership of the Disneyana Fan Club, whichever is greater. The 1% of the Clubs present membership is less than 20; so 20 current members of the Disneyana Fan Club must sign the petition. The petition must be mailed to the Nominating Committee at Post Office Box 19212, Irvine, California 92623-9212, and be received no later than April 15, 2013.
If no valid petitions are received, the proposed slate shall be considered ratified. If a valid petition is received, the Board will hold an election to determine the winner of a contested office. Such an election, if necessary, shall take place on June 1, 2013, with ballots to members by May 15, 2013. All ballots must be returned by July 1, 2013 to be valid and counted. The new Board of Directors will be installed at the Annual Business Meeting of the Disneyana Fan Club during the upcoming DisneyanaMania Convention 2013 this July.
The above guidelines are set forth in the By-Laws of the Disneyana Fan Club. If you have any questions regarding the election process, please contact the Nominating Committee Chairperson, Daron Sorg at nominations@ DisneyanaFanClub.org.

Respectfully Submitted,

Daron Sorg.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Photographs From The Collectibles Expo - February 2013

Here are a few photos taken at Disneyana Fan Club's Collectibles Expo, held at the Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort on February 17, 2013.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Online Registration Available for Limited Spaces at Disneyana Fan Club/PinPics.com Special Event on Saturday February 16, 2013

There is limited space left at Disneyana Fan Club's Special Event with PinPics.com on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, California.  The event lasts from 2pm til 5pm.  You can register for the event (or get more information about it) by clicking here.   Registration is limited to 50 people and the price is $50 per person.

There will also be a free Pin Trading event open to the public from 7pm til 10pm at the Crowne Plaza Resort.  We hope that you can make it!

Don't miss our Collectibles Expo on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Public Hours:  11am til 5pm.  Disneyana Fan Club Member hours:  9am til 5pm.  Non-members can join the Club and get in earlier!
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Check Out Our New Videos on our Video Channel!

We have just updated our video lineup on our Video Channel!   Check out our new, exciting videos, from all over the world of Disney!  We only select videos which will be of interest our Disneyana Fan Club Members! Also, none of the videos is more than 5 minutes long.   We hope you enjoy this lineup!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New San Diego Chapter of Disneyana Fan Club Forming

To all San Diego County Disney enthusiasts:

Are you a Disneyland Park/Disney California Adventure annual passholder? Do you watch for and often attend D23 Disney Fan Club events? Do you have and enjoy a collection of Disney memorabilia? Do you wish that you could share your interest in Disney with others who also really enjoy these things locally, and travel as a group (either by carpooling or in convoys to out-of-county events?

If so, please consider helping to form a San Diego chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club. I am putting together a list of people who would like to join. We can share news via email, go on day trips to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, sign up for and go to D23 events (such as the upcoming free preview of the new Disney movie "Oz The Great and Powerful" at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank") and more.
If you are interested, please contact me. I live in the Carmel Valley area, just east of I-5 near Del Mar:

Jan Wagner

Friday, February 1, 2013

DisneyanaMania 2013 Convention - Thursday July 11th, 2013 thru Sunday, July 14, 2013

Our 2013 DisneyanaMania Convention will be held Thursday July 11th - Sunday July 14th. Sunday the 14th will be our All Disneyana Expo. We will again be hosted by The Crowne Plaza Resort Anaheim Located at 12021 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove Ca. 92840 Registration is Currently scheduled to open Sunday February 17th. 2013 at the Disneyana Collectables Expo. We will also be launching the DisneyanaMania website as a hub for all your Registrations and Reservations needs as well as you place for the most up to date info available. Check back here and keep an eye on our Email blast for the announcement of the Convention Website COMING SOON!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Mail-In Registration Form For PinPics Special Event February 16, 2013 Now Available

The mail-in Registration Form for our special event with PinPics.com on February 16, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, CA is now available on our club's main website and on this blog.  Registration will be by mail only, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  You can get the Registration Form by clicking here.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Disneyana Fan Club/PinPics Special Event - Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, CA

Disneyana Fan Club, in conjunction with PinPics.com, will hold a Special Event on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, California (just down the street from Disneyland!).  This Special  Event will last from 2PM until approximately 5PM.

The event in all about Pins and Pin Design, and will feature Disney Collectibles expert, Tom Tombush (of Tomart), and one of the Club's favorite Disney artists, Pin Designer and Artist Extraordinaire, Alex Maher!

There will be a limit of 50 Guests for this event.  We will do an announcement on our main website, our Facebook page, our Disneyana Dispatch blog and on Twitter, at least 10 hours before we open up online registration for this event.

***New note:  there will not be online registration for this event.  Registration will be by mail only, on a first-come, first-served basis,  and only by using the form that you can get by clicking here.

We hope you can join us for this event!

WANTED - Nominations for the 2013 - 2015 Board of Directors of Disneyana Fan Club

The Nominating Committee is now seeking members willing to contribute their time and energy to the Disneyana Fan Club as members of the National Board of Directors. The Term of Office is from July 2013 through July 2015. We are looking for people to fill the following positions:

Vice President of Finance (VPF) – shall act as Treasurer and manage all financial matters of the Club. The VPF shall collect and have custody of all funds of the Club and shall deposit the same in accounts designated by the Board. The VPF shall submit a brief account of all receipts and expenditures at all regular meetings.

Vice President of Chapters (VPC) – shall coordinate the formation of new chapters, and shall promote the continued growth of existing chapters. The VPC shall bring related matters before the Board. The VPC shall prepare an annual chapter development report.

Vice President of Media Relations and Communications (VPMRC) – shall manage, in coordination with the other officers and Board members, marketing and publicity, public and media relations, and other external communications. The VMRC shall prepare an annual media relations, communications and marketing plan.

Vice President of Membership (VPM) – shall manage all membership activities.  The VPM shall keep records of the membership. The VPM shall develop membership materials.  The VPM shall prepare an annual membership report.

Convention Coordinator (CC) – shall create a budget for and otherwise supervise all conventions.

Secretary – shall process all correspondence received by The Club, and shall record the minutes of all meetings, whether held in person or by electronic means. The Secretary shall serve as Sergeant-at-Arms for all meetings.

Editor-in-Chief (EIC)– shall coordinate all publications and website content of the Club.

Web Master – shall maintain the website and provide technical support, including the substantive organization and content of the website, assisting the VPMRC and other officers and Board members in timely posting information, documents, links, and other items for both the public and members/chapters.

Special Events Coordinator (SEC) – shall create a budget for and otherwise supervise all special event activities separate from conventions.

2 Directors-at-Large – shall serve in the capacity to help other Board members as needed.

If you need additional information, please contact the Nominating Committee Chairperson
by e-mail at nominations@disneyanafanclub.org.

If you are interested, please submit your name, the position you are interested in and a brief biography about yourself to the committee by February 1, 2013.

Submit by e-mail to nominations@disneyanafanclub.org or mail to:
Disneyana Fan Club Nominations Committee
Post Office Box 19212
Irvine, California 92623

Also check out www.disneyanafanclub.org

Disneyana Fan Club Board Meeting To Be Held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove

 Disneyana Fan Club's Board of Directors will hold its board meeting on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 12:30PM at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, California.  All Club Members are invited to attend.  Please note that we will be having 2 events on this day- a special event with pinpics.com at 2PM, and a pin trading event at 7PM.  See our Events section of the main Disneyana Fan Club website for more details about those events, or you will also find information about them on this blog!  Also note that our huge Collector's Expo will be the following day, Sunday February 17, 2013.

If you would like to attend the Board Meeting via Skype, please advise Club President Gary Schaengold and he will arrange for you to listen in.  Please send an email to: gary@disneyanafanclub.org to submit your request.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Deja View: Jafar Pencil Tests

You guys have got to check out the blog by Andreas Deja if you have not already!  In his latest post, Andreas talks about animating Jafar in Disney's classic film,  "Aladdin".  Just click the following link to continue reading Andreas' latest post!

Deja View: Jafar Pencil Tests: I finally got around to putting a reel together with my Jafar rough animation. It was strange looking at this footage again after so man...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Oct./Nov. 2012 Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter - Final Internet Edition Available Now!

The Final Internet Edition of the Oct./Nov. 2012 Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter is available online free for anyone to view by visiting our main website at www.disneyanafanclub.org, or by simply clicking here. This edition of the newsletter includes coverage of our special trip with "Adventures by Disney", as well as an article about Disney Corporate Christmas Cards featuring famed Disney artist and Club friend Stacia Martin. There is also more coverage of our July 2012 DisneyanaMania Convention - the ASIFA Hollywood Panel on the movie "Aladdin".

Club Members receive printed collectible editions of our Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter.  Our online editions currently are a bit longer,  with more photographs.  We hope that you enjoy this newest newsletter!