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October 30, 2013

Anaheim's Small-Town, Big-Time Halloween Parade

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company

With the spookiest day of the year creeping up on us tomorrow, we thought we’d get in the spirit of the celebration with a trip down memory lane… all the way to the 1920s—a few decades before The Happiest Place on Earth came to life. In Disney twenty-three, the official magazine of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, author Kevin Kidney takes a look at one of Southern California's longest-running Halloween celebrations.

August 9, 2013

All Things Disney Gathered Under One Roof

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company

More Disney history than one could ever imagine, the latest on all things Disney and thousands of fans to share the experience with – count me in! The D23 Expo is the ultimate Disney fan event, and as part of the team responsible for bringing it to life, I couldn't be more exited to be at the Anaheim Convention Center this morning when the doors open for the first time and fans fill the show floor.

July 30, 2013

D23 to Present 'Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives' at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company
"Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives" is headed to Chicago! The exhibition, which encompasses nearly 300 artifacts from nine decades of Disney history, opens at the Museum of Science and Industry on October 16 – the actual 90th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.
July 10, 2013

2013 Disney Legends Award Honorees to Be Celebrated During D23 Expo in Anaheim

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company

Today we are proud to announce our 2013 Disney Legend Award recipients! These honorees are people whose imagination, talents and dreams have contributed to the success of The Walt Disney Company. The program was established in 1997 with a ceremony held at Disneyland Paris — commemorating the 5th anniversary of the park and honoring those who helped establish many of the Disney European businesses.

July 1, 2013

Celebrating a Disney Legend: Annette Funicello

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company
“Today we’re celebrating the life and legacy of the incomparable Annette Funicello.” Those were the words Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger used to kick off the special ceremony to rededicate Soundstage 1 at The Walt Disney Studios Lot as the "Annette Funicello Stage," showcased in her own handwriting.
June 17, 2013

A Great Day to Be a Disney Fan!

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company
Today is a great day if you're a fan of all things Disney! D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, has just relaunched its website — bringing the most behind-the-scenes, exclusive Disney content to fans all over the world.
May 27, 2013

Honoring Memorial Day

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company

Everyone here at the Disney Post would like to wish you a Happy Memorial Day! We salute the men and women who serve us each day and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you, heroes.

May 16, 2013

Preserving the Legacy: The Walt Disney Archives

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company
Preserving our legacy is something we take very seriously at The Walt Disney Company. In fact, for more than four decades, the Walt Disney Archives has carefully safeguarded the most treasured items from Disney's fabled history.
April 8, 2013

Beloved Disney Mouseketeer and Iconic Teen Star Annette Funicello Dies at Age 70

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company
"Annette was and always will be a cherished member of the Disney family, synonymous with the word Mousketeer, and a true Disney Legend. She will forever hold a place in our hearts as one of Walt Disney’s brightest stars, delighting an entire generation of baby boomers with her jubilant personality and endless talent. Annette was well known for being as beautiful inside as she was on the outside, and she faced her physical challenges with dignity, bravery and grace. All of us at Disney join with family, friends, and fans around the world in celebrating her extraordinary life." - Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company
March 28, 2013

Disney Store Celebrates 26 Years Today!

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company

Many of you probably remember when the original Disney Store opened in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California — just a few miles from The Walt Disney Studios. Not everyone was convinced a store dedicated to selling Disney merchandise in a mall environment would work; so you can imagine how pleasantly surprising it was when thousands of guests arrived at the grand opening on March 28, 1987.