June 2017

The story behind the map to Walt's kingdom

[ad_1] It was September 1953, and the man behind Mickey Mouse, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Cinderella" and "Bambi," was moving full speed ahead on his next vision: a family-friendly theme park.His first notion had been to build it on a small plot of land in Burbank, California, next to his animation studio. "But when he started to think about what he wanted to do," says Mike Van Eaton, an animation art expert, "it just got bigger and bigger" -- too big for Burbank, and much too big for his board of directors.So Disney started W.E.D. Enterprises (for Walter...

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Taylor Swift to Spotify: You belong with me

[ad_1] So much for never, ever, ever getting back together. Taylor Swift has returned to Spotify and other streaming services. Swift shook off Spotify in 2014, after the release of her "1989" album, because she said streaming services didn't pay artists enough. Related: Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify "I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music," she said at...

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