May 9, 2009
Artist Marc Davis created the female countenances of Disney’s animated characters Cinderella and Cruella De Vil and was instrumental in adding life to three-dimensional Disneyland attractions like “Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln.” But few have seen the fine art he made in his living room while watching TV after he got home from the office. Alice Davis is accomplishing a longtime dream of her late husband by sharing a great body of that work in an exhibition that opened Friday at Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale.
November 15, 2006
BURBANK — Hillside District residents say they are seeing more deer than usual roaming around Keystone Street at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, prompting concerns about traffic safety in the neighborhood. "This is the most we have ever had," said resident Helen Schweiger, who has lived in the Hillside District for more than 30 years. Wandering deer are spotted around Keystone every day, sometimes twice a day, she said. The deer's increased presence, coupled with passing vehicles that often travel at high speeds, have neighbors worried about the safety of both drivers and wildlife, she said.
May 24, 2000
NAME: Ralph Zondag. HOME: Glendale three years. AGE: 35 FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE GROWING UP: "Dumbo;" "It is simple in approach but has such heart with endearing characters;" and "Bambi;" "a simple story that works around the naturalism of the piece." FAMILY: Wife Lori; children: Tristan, 2 years old, and one on the way. HOBBIES: Illustrating still life, working with models, painting. "I used to play hockey -- ice and in-line skating." NAME: Eric Leighton.
July 23, 2012
When episodes of "The Mickey Mouse Club" were repackaged for syndication, a new head Mouseketeer held court from the Main Street Opera House at Disneyland in 1963. For a year, Ginny Tyler hosted new segments of the television show that were woven around the old. As she took viewers behind the scenes of the theme park, more than one noted her resemblance to original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. As one of the "Disneyland Storytellers," Tyler had already narrated such records as "Bambi" and "Babes in Toyland" and would become known for voicing animal characters.
April 28, 2010
?50 Days of Disney Music? begins May 3 Walt Disney Records is giving away a song a day for free for 50 days beginning May 3. ?50 Days of Disney Music? draws on songs spanning the Disney catalog, from such films as ?Aladdin,? ?Beauty and the Beast,? ?Toy Story? and ?Bambi? and shows such as ?Hannah Montana,? ?Wizards of Waverly Place,? ?Phineas and Ferb? and ?Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.? The free downloads will be available via social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook.
December 15, 2004
Jacqui Brown In a day-long mission, Marines descended upon the Curves Fitness Center in Burbank in what appeared to be a well-worn sleigh, a 1998 dusty green Humvee. Pfc. Miguel Martinez was behind the wheel, with Lance Cpl. Emilio Castaneda riding shotgun. The pair, dressed for battle, were given direct orders to pick up a huge arsenal of toys that had been collected at the fitness center for the Marines "Toys For Tots" toy drive. Kim Shreve, owner of the Alameda Avenue facility, and Bambi Wojciechowski, from the San Fernando Road Curves, decided to enjoy the event together and combine their gifts at the one location and were thrilled to see the huge vehicle filling with toys donated by club members and others who dropped things off. "We didn't count the gifts, but there were hundreds of them," Shreve said.
October 31, 2001
Katherine Tolford LA CRESCENTA -- Darla Anderson isn't afraid of finding monsters under her bed even though she spent the past four years creating a corporation of them. Anderson, who grew up in Glendale, is the producer of the new Disney/Pixar 3-D animated film "Monsters, Inc." The film, which opens Friday, takes place in the fictional factory of Monsters, Inc., which employs teams of monsters in all shapes and sizes to scare children and harness the power from their screams.
May 23, 2001
Lolita Harper BURBANK -- The influences of the late animation designer Maurice Noble spanned across the industry, friends said. Noble changed animation by inspiring people who were lucky enough to work with him, as well as those who merely watched his work. "He is the reason that a lot of people got into animation, whether they know it or not," said Randy Myers, a Cartoon Network animator. "You just look at his cartoons and you're inspired." Noble, a longtime La Crescenta resident, died Friday.
September 21, 2005
It stands 6 feet tall, weighs 700 pounds and wears a conductor's hat, overalls and a big grin. The sculpture should make a lucky buyer happy and help a local hospital. "Ollie Johnston, All Aboard!" is an original Mickey Mouse statue designed by Ollie Johnston, a La Canada Flintridge resident who is the last surviving member of the animators known as Walt Disney's Nine Old Men. The statue will be one of 75 unique Mickeys to be auctioned by Sotheby's on Sept.