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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Walt's Eldest Daughter has Died - RIP Diane Disney Miller

I just came across this very said news on Diane Disney Miller age 79 passed away due to injuries related to a fall. She died in Napa California.

Tom Hanks discussing his upcoming role playing her father with Diane Disney Miller
courtesy of Hollywood Reporter 
This is very sudden and sad news and I'm sure the Disney community is mourning her loss. When I visited the Walt Disney Family Museum a couple months ago, I learned many new things about Diane and her sister Sharon. There was a room dedicated to Walt the family man which had many gifts he had given to his children. Also, they show footage of both  his daughter's weddings. Mrs. Miller was a huge proponent of the Walt Disney Family Museum and was the current board president at the time of her passing. The museum is accepting donations in lieu of flowers at the family's request. Below is a statement I pulled from the museum website:

     "In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be made to the memorial fund that The Walt Disney Family           Museum has created in honor of Diane Disney Miller. Donations will support the museum's ongoing               education efforts, exhibitions, and programs. Donations and cards can also be sent to the family through         The Walt Disney Family Museum, attn: Director's Office; 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA         94129."

See more at:

Diane Disney Miller on a 2005 visit to Disneyland with Art Linkletter.
If you are in the San Francisco area, I highly recommend visiting the museum. I am currently working on a future post about my visit.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

7 Reasons Why Walter White is Like Walt Disney

I am a big fan of the show Breaking Bad. I especially love the lead character Walter White. But would you ever have expected Walter White to have similarities to Walt Disney? Check out the seven reasons below why Walter White is like Walt Disney.
  • Both Walts had mustaches:
    • Walter White had a mustache most of his life, and grew it into a goatee after he was diagnosed with cancer.
    • Walt Disney grew his mustache in at age 19, and was rarely seen clean shaven.
  • Liked to wear a fedora:
    • Walter White took on his Heisenberg persona when he donned his Fedora
    • Walt Disney wore his fedora to many movie premiers.
  • They each created an empire:
    • Walter White built a meth empire in the Southwest.
    • Walt Disney started a new theme park empire, still unrivaled today.
  • Both men provided a premium product unlike anything else available:
    • Walter White was able to cook 99.1% pure blue crystal meth. 
    • Walt Disney produced the most renowned animated movies in the world.
  • Did their best work in secret:
    • Walter White lead a secret double life as a Meth chemist.
    • Walt Disney secretly bought up 1,000's of acres near Orlando for his Florida Project.
  • Had passion for the railroad:
    • Walter White pulled off a Methylamine heist from a train.
    • Walt Disney had a train in his backyard with over a half mile of track.
  • Each had lung cancer:
    • Walter White was diagnosed with lung cancer which drove him become a meth cook.
    • Walt Disney was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away a two months later.