Monday, June 2, 2008

Disney Fundraiser!

As I mentioned before, I am helping to put a fund raiser together for the Thank You Walt Disney foundation. The event will be held on June 12th at the newly refurbished Screenland Armour theater in North Kansas City. We will have a silent auction, a tour of the newly renovated theater and a screening of the new Indiana Jones movie. Tickets are $35.00, if you are interested in attending, please let me know--email me at

little history..

In May 1922 Walt Disney founded Laugh-O-Gram Films in Kansas City, MO. Disney started out with a contract to produce cartoons for Pictorial Clubs Inc., a company that soon went bankrupt, causing Laugh-O-Gram to fall on hard times. By the end of 1922 Walt Disney was living in his office. He found a surprising friend in the form of a tame mouse, which he later told interviewers was the inspiration behind Mickey Mouse. By July 1923 Laugh-O-Gram had declared bankruptcy and Disney moved to Hollywood California.

Thank You Walt Disney Inc, is committed to restoring the Laugh-O-Gram studio and Disney's original office, with the goal of turning it into a museum and interactive learning lab. Here, kids will be able to learn more about the art of animation, as well as how vision and determination can lead down the road to success.

The picture above is of Walt working at his desk at the studio, which is at 1127 East 31st st.

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