BURBANK, CA – DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Songwriter Richard Sherman, director Rich Moore, director Chris Buck, director Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, General Manager, Walt Disney Animation Studios Andrew Millstein, actor Josh Gad, music supervisor Tom MacDougall, Executive director John Lasseter and composer Christophe Beck attend the 90 Years of Disney Animation celebration at Walt Disney Studios on December 10, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Animation)
The Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923 in a back room of a real estate office in Los Angeles. By 1928, a little plucky mouse danced and sung his way down the river in “Steamboat Willie” and the rest is history.
On December 10th Bob Iger, John Lasseter, Alan Horn and Ed Catmull hosted a cocktail reception in Legends Plaza on the Disney lot to celebrate 90 years of Walt Disney Animation with Disney legends, filmmakers, artists, and voice talent.
The 90th Celebration celebrated Disney’s animation legacy, its iconic living heroes, artists and filmmakers, while spotlighting the new wave and renaissance of artistry, creativity, and talent at WDAS, most notably evident with WDAS’s 53rd animated feature, FROZEN. A screening of Frozen preceded the event.
BURBANK, CA – DECEMBER 09: (L-R) Actors Colin Farrell, Annie Rose Buckley, Melanie Paxson, Bradley Whitford, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Emma Thompson, B.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman attend the U.S. Premiere Of Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” at Walt Disney Studios on December 9, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
If you want the inside story about the making of one of the great Disney classics, then “Saving Mr. Banks” is for you. It is quite a sophisticated revisit to an old favorite that is only matched this holiday season by another creative wonder, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Both original films, “Mary Poppins” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” will be out this month in new versions for home entertainment.
A premiere of “Saving Mr. Banks” was held December 9, 2013 at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA.