Rankin/Bass-historian: THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB
Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' (1965)
The first photograph is of Walt Disney holding a model of a Jungle Cruise launch with the concept artwork for the entrance to Adventureland in the background and some African masks and an elepahnt model sitting on the shelf. I believe this image is from Disneyland: A Progress Report/Natures Half Acre shown on television in 1955.
This Is an amazing interview with Lillian Disney, their Daughter Diane, and granddaughter, in Epcot. It’s just great to hear things from their point of view. (Part one)
Walt introduces Pinocchio to the gang. ;3 I love how they're all looking at Pinocchio in surprise. ;)
Some shots from Walt Disney's final, formal photo shoot at Disneyland - August 1966. Walt passed away on December 15, 1966.
Mickey Mouse’s First appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, NYC 
Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men" (more like nine brilliant men, his original animators) Back row: Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Frank Thomas, Eric Larson, and Ollie Johnston. Front row: Woolie Reitherman, Les Clark, Ward Kimball, and John Lounsbery.
"annette was and always will be a cherished member of the disney family, synonymous with the word mousketeer, and a true disney legend. she will forever hold a place in our hearts as one of walt disney's brightest stars, delighting an entire generation of baby boomers with her jubilant personality and endless talent." -bob iger, disney chairman and ceo
:(...and the world as never been the same