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October 11, 2008
Disney Co. to honor employees The Walt Disney Co. will host its 21st annual Legends Ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, honoring 11 employees for their contributions to the Disney legacy. This year?s Legends will include journalist Barbara Walters, sports broadcaster Frank Gifford and Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who provide the voices for Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Traditionally held in Legends Plaza on the Disney lot, the ceremony was started in 1987 with the induction of actor Fred MacMurray, who played the title character?
NEWS
November 1, 2003
Tim Willert There were enough superheroes to save a city the size of Burbank, enough firefighters to help finish off those persistent wildfires. Of course, Friday morning's Halloween parade at Jefferson Elementary School also featured plenty of witches, princesses, football players and pirates. The annual costume parade drew hundreds of parents, most of whom were toting cameras and jockeying for position as their little ones paraded around the playground to the sounds of "Monster Mash."
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By Joyce Rudolph | May 23, 2009
Family and friends of Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse who died Monday of complications from diabetes, are remembering how the Glendale resident so embodied the modest and optimistic character he portrayed since 1977. Funeral services for the Walt Disney figure are pending and will be private. He was 62. He died holding hands with his wife, Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse. “Walt [Disney] used to say, he put the heart and soul into Mickey Mouse,” Taylor said.
NEWS
December 12, 2001
Laura Sturza CIVIC CENTER -- Disney's famous mice arrived in a convertible, Santa Claus peeled in on a firetruck and police spotlights outlined the dynamic trio who were joined by city officials at Tuesday's City Hall tree lighting ceremony. Hundreds of families were delighted to watch Mayor Bob Kramer and Santa count down in unison until the moment when Mickey and Minnie threw fairy dust on the 26-foot tree, lighting it in clear, white lights. The only thing missing was the snow, as the crisp air was filled with traditional holiday music performed by students from local schools, including the Burbank High School choir and the Burroughs High School band.
NEWS
By Anahid Yahjian | October 15, 2008
When Wayne Allwine exclaimed “Hiya, folks!” on the Disney lot Monday, people immediately recognized the voice. Allwine, who has been voicing Disney character Mickey Mouse since 1977, was inducted into the order of Disney Legends along with his wife — and voice of Minnie Mouse — Russi Taylor as part of the 26th annual Disney Legends ceremony. The couple were joined by nine other honorees — among them journalist Barbara Walters and sportscaster Frank Gifford — from the fields of music, Imagineering, television, animation and parks and resorts.
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December 4, 2010
The mayor's tree-lighting ceremony at City Hall kicked off Burbank's "12 Days of Holiday Cheer" Wednesday evening, with appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and a taste of Santa's Downtown Wonderland. Other highlights in the upcoming days of cheer include Santa's first stop in Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express on Saturday as part of the Burbank Fire Department's Spark of Love Toy Drive, a Reindeer Run — a holiday race for kids ages 4 to 12 on Dec. 5 — and a Snow Day on Dec. 11.
NEWS
December 6, 2003
Mayor Stacey Murphy will get some help from Santa Claus when she lights the city's holiday tree on the front steps of City Hall before Tuesday's City Council meeting. The annual Mayor's Tree-Lighting Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 275 E. Olive Ave. This year's theme is "Peace, Joy and Happiness." Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, will arrive aboard a Burbank Fire truck. The Burbank High School Choir will lead the Community Sing-Along at 7:30 p.m. in front of the customer service desk of the Media City Center, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd.
NEWS
May 1, 2010
Thirty children from across the globe visited the Glendale Galleria Disney Store on Wednesday for a shopping spree as part of World Wish Day. The children, all with life-threatening medical conditions, also received breakfast, a gift card and a meeting with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Marking the 30th anniversary of the wish that inspired the foundation, the Disney Store in Glendale joined stores from Canada to Italy in what organizers said was the largest ever wish-granting day as part of a collaboration between the Disney Store and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | May 20, 2011
Four environmental activists who were arrested Wednesday after chaining themselves to the entrance gate and unfurling a banner at Walt Disney Studios have been released after posting $1,000 bail. Two members of Rainforest Action Network dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse bolted themselves to the gates of the studio lot while two more climbed to display a large banner beneath the Walt Disney Co. sign. Jennifer Binstock, 29, of San Francisco; Christopher Toomey, 52, of Redondo Beach; Blake Hodges, 26, of Irvine; and Alexia Dickason, 27, of Los Angeles, were arrested while protesting the studio’s use of fiber from endangered Indonesian rain forests in its children’s books.
NEWS
March 15, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- Burbank on Parade will start a brand new century with A Brand New Day. The parade committee chose the theme "It's A Brand New Day! Celebrating Community Spirit" to reflect the change of the century and the changes that took place in Burbank during that time, parade President Sandy Dennis said. "The 2000 theme is used so much, so we wanted to make it a little different but still reflect the new century," Dennis said.
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By Joyce Rudolph | May 23, 2009
Family and friends of Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse who died Monday of complications from diabetes, are remembering how the Glendale resident so embodied the modest and optimistic character he portrayed since 1977. Funeral services for the Walt Disney figure are pending and will be private. He was 62. He died holding hands with his wife, Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse. “Walt [Disney] used to say, he put the heart and soul into Mickey Mouse,” Taylor said.
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By Anahid Yahjian | October 15, 2008
When Wayne Allwine exclaimed “Hiya, folks!” on the Disney lot Monday, people immediately recognized the voice. Allwine, who has been voicing Disney character Mickey Mouse since 1977, was inducted into the order of Disney Legends along with his wife — and voice of Minnie Mouse — Russi Taylor as part of the 26th annual Disney Legends ceremony. The couple were joined by nine other honorees — among them journalist Barbara Walters and sportscaster Frank Gifford — from the fields of music, Imagineering, television, animation and parks and resorts.
NEWS
October 11, 2008
Disney Co. to honor employees The Walt Disney Co. will host its 21st annual Legends Ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, honoring 11 employees for their contributions to the Disney legacy. This year?s Legends will include journalist Barbara Walters, sports broadcaster Frank Gifford and Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who provide the voices for Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Traditionally held in Legends Plaza on the Disney lot, the ceremony was started in 1987 with the induction of actor Fred MacMurray, who played the title character?
NEWS
November 1, 2003
Tim Willert There were enough superheroes to save a city the size of Burbank, enough firefighters to help finish off those persistent wildfires. Of course, Friday morning's Halloween parade at Jefferson Elementary School also featured plenty of witches, princesses, football players and pirates. The annual costume parade drew hundreds of parents, most of whom were toting cameras and jockeying for position as their little ones paraded around the playground to the sounds of "Monster Mash."
NEWS
December 12, 2001
Laura Sturza CIVIC CENTER -- Disney's famous mice arrived in a convertible, Santa Claus peeled in on a firetruck and police spotlights outlined the dynamic trio who were joined by city officials at Tuesday's City Hall tree lighting ceremony. Hundreds of families were delighted to watch Mayor Bob Kramer and Santa count down in unison until the moment when Mickey and Minnie threw fairy dust on the 26-foot tree, lighting it in clear, white lights. The only thing missing was the snow, as the crisp air was filled with traditional holiday music performed by students from local schools, including the Burbank High School choir and the Burroughs High School band.
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