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

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 resort… » 2/19/14 11:20am 2/19/14 11:20am

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

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