happy birthday mickey mouse!

We celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday on this day in commemoration of the debut of Steamboat Willie. Although it was not the first cartoon short Mickey Mouse appeared in (Plane Crazy and Gallopin’ Gaucho were both produced before but could not find distribution), it was the first to use synchronized sound that started the Disney Brothers on […]

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big hero 6

Hiro Hamada and his huggable companion Baymax, from Disney’s newest animated feature “Big Hero 6,” are welcoming guests to Hiro’s garage workshop inside The Magic of Disney Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Fans of the movie, now in theaters can also tour the lab from San Fransokyo Insitute of Technology. “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about […]

happy halloween, 2014

Halloween is my favorite time of year; from my early childhood, I have always loved Halloween. As an adult, I have come to appreciate it as the beginning of the holiday season and wonderful times with my family. Here’s hoping you have a safe and Happy Halloween!

in 1971 disney world was officially dedicated

On This Day in 1971, Disney World culminated a 3-day long celebration of the formal grand opening of the park. Although opened since October 1, this day was chosen as the day to formally dedicate the park. Roy spoke to his brother’s dream and dedicated the park which is commemorated on a plaque in the […]

northwest coast inspired iconography

As we continue to evolve etckt.com, one of the key things we will be expanding is our original content creation. Currently we are working on a new iBook experience for Epcot and a Kickstarter plan around that development. In the interim, however, there numerous smaller projects in development for gallery shows around the country. For […]

star wars land speculation, continued

This past Saturday September 27 marked the closing of the Studio Backlot Tour; an original attraction that provided a glimpse behind the scenes of a “working” studio. Honestly, the “working” part of that phrase was aspirational at best. Yes, the park did provide production facilities to the television and film markets, but it never became what […]