| Mar 8, 2009
All artists inhabit worlds of their own making to a certain extent. Van Gogh's ecstatic swirling stars, for example, or Munch's tortured scream are raw expressions of rich, deeply eccentric visions. But some artists take this impulse to obsessive...
| Aug 20, 2009
Walt Disney was a struggling young cartoon filmmaker in Kansas City, Mo., in 1923 when he came up with the idea of having a young girl interact with animated characters in a series of silent comedy shorts.
But who would play the girl?
He found the...
| Jun 26, 2009
Walt Disney -- the man, not the company -- was known for his imagination, his artistry and even his business acumen. But it turns out he also had a huge appetite for technology.
He pushed the envelope at his own firm, developing new gadgets to help in...
| Nov 22, 2009
In the middle of everything there is a pool. It's flanked by beach chairs under umbrellas, picture-perfect palm trees, actresses, publicists, reporters and other hangers-on. Four good-looking young guys dressed in Hollywood-wear -- skinny jeans, jackets...
| Jul 17, 2005
To build his dream theme park in Anaheim a half-century ago, Walt Disney borrowed against his life insurance policy and cashed in property, including a vacation home in Palm Springs, to pay the $17-million construction bill.
When the Anaheim theme park...
| Jul 14, 1985
The best way to appreciate the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland is to try to imagine what America would be like if Walt Disney had never been born.
For starters, there would be no Disneyland, no Disney World, no Epcot, no Mickey Mouse, no "Fantasia."...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:07 AM
Port: Port Canaveral
Length/Beam: 964 ft./106 ft.
Total Staterooms: 877
Total Passengers: 2,700
Amenities: Only fireworks display at sea, show Walt Disney Pictures movies on the day of release, children's activities, Wi-Fi...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Children like to play with toys that are replicas of things used in everyday life. They also like toys that move and make noise, so for centuries toymakers have created transportation toys. There are very old toys shaped like chariots, stagecoaches and...
| Feb 10, 2013
"Hang on one second," Joe Linta says suddenly over the phone the other night from his Branford home.
In the background, you suddenly hear Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome on the NFL Network talking about Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco and Linta'...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:24 AM
We took a cruise with 912 children, 911 of whom were not ours. For people who don't like other people's kids in quantities usually encountered at theme parks, or who believe that cruise ships are floating tubs of gluttony and indolence, this must all...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Singer Mariah Carey now has three children to care for. The Grammy Award winner and recent mother of twins who once sat atop the pop charts with her single, "Fantasy," is now the godmother of the Disney Fantasy.
Disney Cruise Line brought Carey,...