The complete visual history of the Walt Disney logo before Disney movies

Ever since the Walt Disney Pictures logo debuted before The Black Cauldron in 1985, Disney has been tweaking and re-styling and creating multiple variations of the iconic magic castle logo that pops up right before its movies. For a while it's a simple 2D logo stamped on a blue background but eventually it turned 3D… » 3/25/15 3:28pm 3/25/15 3:28pm

8 Walt Disney Quotes That Are Actually Fake

Sometimes it feels like the internet is 90 percent inspirational quotes. Albert Einstein, Gandhi, and Walt Disney are all popular sources for bite-sized nuggets of inspiration. But sometimes the quotes attributed to these people are just wrong. Like these quotes from Disney — a man who didn't actually say, "If you… » 3/19/15 4:29pm 3/19/15 4:29pm

No, Walt Disney Isn't Cryogenically Frozen

It's one of those urban legends that just won't die. Was Walt Disney actually cryogenically frozen after he died so that he could be reanimated in the future? No. » 12/01/14 2:58pm 12/01/14 2:58pm

Inside the Fantastic World of Disney's Most Famous Art Director

Walt Disney, for all his vision, was not an artist at heart; he was smart enough to surround himself with talented people. The look that we associate with Disney art came largely from one woman he hired: Mary Blair, the designer and illustrator behind animated films like Alice in Wonderland and the ride it's a small… » 9/04/14 6:23pm 9/04/14 6:23pm

The Secret Tech Behind Disney's Haunted Mansion Illusions

"Perhaps Madame Leota can establish contact," the Ghost Host decides. "She has a remarkable head for materializing...the disembodied!" As the Ghost Host is speaking, the Doom Buggies make their way into a dim parlor and take their place around a large seance circle. » 9/03/14 10:22am 9/03/14 10:22am

An Incredibly Rare Glimpse of How Disneyland Was Supposed to Look

The Disneyland of today is one of the most well-known places in the world. But in 1953, it was just sketches on paper, the pipe dream of two brothers named Roy and Walt Disney. In an incredible exclusive today, Boing Boing published the pitch document for the project—which is so rare, even Disney doesn't have it. » 5/20/14 9:19am 5/20/14 9:19am

In the '60s, Disney Almost Built a Ski Resort in Sequoia National Park

Today, Mineral King Valley is a remote hideaway within California's Sequoia National Park, accessible only by foot-trail or a winding, treacherous automobile road. But in the 1960s this mountain paradise of snowmelt streams, white-fir forests, and hulking granite peaks nearly became home to a massive ski… » 2/19/14 11:20am 2/19/14 11:20am

The Military Once Asked Walt Disney to Build Real-Life Iron Man Suits

In 1965 the American military approached Walt Disney for a very special project. They wanted Disney engineers to build them an exoskeleton—basically a real-life Iron Man suit. » 1/08/14 4:01pm 1/08/14 4:01pm

Walt Disney's Chicago Birthplace Might Finally Become a Museum

The Chicago house where Walt Disney was born may soon become a museum, thanks to some theme park ride designers in Los Angeles. After years of debate in Chicago over what to do with the property, a married couple that owns a design studio in L.A. has just purchased the house for $173,000. They hope to convert the home… » 12/04/13 2:45pm 12/04/13 2:45pm

The Plan to Defrost Walt Disney and Save Capitalism With Sea Cities

Remember that time back in the 1990s when Walt Disney was awakened from his cryogenic sleep, started building artificial islands off the coast of Massachusetts, and then privatized the U.S. military to protect his new capitalist paradise from an evil, one-world government? » 9/24/13 12:40pm 9/24/13 12:40pm

Somehow This WWII Mickey Mouse Gas Mask Was Supposed to Be Less Creepy

Sometimes parents have to explain things to their kids in more child-friendly terms. During World War II, that meant outfitting a child with a weird Mickey Mouse gas mask. » 6/24/13 4:13pm 6/24/13 4:13pm

Hulu Is For Sale, But to Hu?

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are all said to be vying for Hulu, but only one tech-titian can snap up the movie-streaming service. According to Walt Disney's CEO Rob Iger, the Hulu owners are "committed to selling" it, and that rather than focus on the actual buyer, they just want the best possible sale-price. The… » 7/07/11 5:00am 7/07/11 5:00am

15 Disney Classics Will Go On Sale as 3D Blu-rays This Year

Thinking of buying one of the 3DTVs that are breaking through this week at CES? There'll be a raft of new 3D Blu-rays to snap up from Disney, though most have been painted 3D in post-production. » 1/04/11 6:40am 1/04/11 6:40am

Save Hundreds and Take the Kids to Disney World's...Free iPad App

I'm sure they'd be just as enthralled jiggling homescreen icons around on an iPad as they would at Disney World, but if not you can now treat them with a trip to visit Tinkerbell—through the 360-degree iPad app. » 10/18/10 4:00am 10/18/10 4:00am

How Mickey Mouse and Mr. Q Manufactured Emotion

Former Disney audio experience engineer, Mr. Q, reveals how he assisted in developing a complex algorithm to arrange over 15,000 speakers around the Disney World theme park. All to achieve the ideal ambient music for "manufacturing emotion." » 11/09/09 5:00pm 11/09/09 5:00pm

Walt Disney Calls BS on "Baby Einstein Melts Your Baby's Mind" Study

Reporting scientific research in the mainstream media is generally difficult—results have to summarized and simplified for non-scientist folk, and more often than not, wind up sensationalized to make for better headlines. Walt Disney's claiming that's exactly what happened with the widely reported (and mocked) results… » 8/14/07 8:46am 8/14/07 8:46am