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  • Joshnyah
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    I hold Walt Disney in the highest regards, His vision his talent, There are very few people on this earth that are true pioneer's and he was one of them. Without him there would be alot less magic and anaheim would be just another town. I know Walt was not a characture but he is my favorite thing about Disneyland, I am saddened that they took out the steve martin film, I would make it routine to see it at least once a trip just to see the walt footage. RIP Mr Disney you are missed by us all.

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  • Circa1966
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    Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

    It would take more time than anybody has around the daily news shops to think of the right thing to say about Disney.

    He was an original. Not just an American original, but an original, period. He was a happy accident, one of the happiest this century has experienced. And judging by the way it’s behaving, in spite of all Disney tried to tell it about laughter, love, children, puppies, and sunrises, the century hardly deserved him. He probably did more to heal -- or at least soothe -- troubled human spirits than all the psychiatrists in the world. There can’t be many adults in the allegedly civilized parts of the globe who did not inhabit Disney’s mind and imagination for at least for a few hours and feel better for the visitation.

    It may be true, as somebody said, that while there is no highbrow in a lowbrow, there is some lowbrow in every highbrow. But what Disney seemed to know was that while there is very little grown-up in every child, there is a lot of child in every grown-up. To a child, this weary world is brand-new, gift wrapped. Disney tried to keep it that way for adults.

    By the conventional wisdom, mighty mice, flying elephants, Snow White and Happy, Grumpy, Sneezy and Doc -- all these were fantasy, escapism from reality. It’s a question of whether they are any less real, any more fantastic than intercontinental missiles, poisoned air, defoliated forests, and scrap iron on the moon. This is the age of fantasy, however you look at it, but Disney’s fantasy wasn’t lethal.

    People are saying we will never see his like again.

    Eric Sevareid
    CBS News
    December 15, 1966
    Thank you Wiggins...Mr. Sevareid's column was printed in my local newspaper...I clipped it out and kept it for years and years...I think it finally disintegrated...all brown and tattered. But his words were so eloquent...even for this six year old. And the people were right - we will never see Walt Disney's like again...what he could have done with another 20 years. We miss you Walt...

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  • Barbossa
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    RIP Uncle Walt. The world misses you.

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  • disneyfan07
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    to walt disney I say this :bow:


    we your friends, fans, and family miss you

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  • Scary Scott
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    Walt, I never met you but I feal like I knew you from your work. And I almost feal like your work was made for me. Its just like you knew us so well that years latter your work would be still relivent and I hope will be for many years to come.

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  • wolfy
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    Thank you for all you left behind....you will never be forgotten.

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  • Goofy Daddy
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    Walt, you live on in the joy you give to my familiy (and so many others), with every visit we make to your land.

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  • astrologic
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    Thank you, Walt. Rest in peace.

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  • Irving
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    We miss you Walt! Rest In Peace.

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  • musakman5150
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    Thanks Walt for giving happiness and joy to the world

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  • GregC
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    Yep indeed, RIP...he would have been 108? wow..

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  • Mr Wiggins
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    It would take more time than anybody has around the daily news shops to think of the right thing to say about Disney.

    He was an original. Not just an American original, but an original, period. He was a happy accident, one of the happiest this century has experienced. And judging by the way it’s behaving, in spite of all Disney tried to tell it about laughter, love, children, puppies, and sunrises, the century hardly deserved him. He probably did more to heal -- or at least soothe -- troubled human spirits than all the psychiatrists in the world. There can’t be many adults in the allegedly civilized parts of the globe who did not inhabit Disney’s mind and imagination for at least for a few hours and feel better for the visitation.

    It may be true, as somebody said, that while there is no highbrow in a lowbrow, there is some lowbrow in every highbrow. But what Disney seemed to know was that while there is very little grown-up in every child, there is a lot of child in every grown-up. To a child, this weary world is brand-new, gift wrapped. Disney tried to keep it that way for adults.

    By the conventional wisdom, mighty mice, flying elephants, Snow White and Happy, Grumpy, Sneezy and Doc -- all these were fantasy, escapism from reality. It’s a question of whether they are any less real, any more fantastic than intercontinental missiles, poisoned air, defoliated forests, and scrap iron on the moon. This is the age of fantasy, however you look at it, but Disney’s fantasy wasn’t lethal.

    People are saying we will never see his like again.

    Eric Sevareid
    CBS News
    December 15, 1966




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  • Sosai X
    started a topic [Other] in memoriam: Walter Elias Disney

    in memoriam: Walter Elias Disney



    Walter Elias Disney

    December 5, 1901 - December 15, 1966

    Ever missed and ever loved.
    Last edited by Sosai X; 12-15-2009, 01:33 AM.

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