Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013
M-I-C, see ya real soon…
Date Nite at Disneyland with Annette, 1959
L.A. Times: “Annette Funicello, the dark-haired darling of TV’s The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the ’60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of “beach” movies, died Monday. She was 70.”
Top photo: Annette Funicello (right) and Darlene Gillespie were the female co-stars in the “New Adventures of Spin and Marty,” a 30-part serial presented on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club during the 1957-1958 season.
Bottom photo: Funicello (right) and Gillespie met again as adults to celebrate “Mickey’s 40th Anniversary” on Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color in 1968.
I was so sad to hear this news this morning.
SO excited!!!! I’m even more excited because I’m working at the Ranch on Monday! Can’t wait to see who I’ll be shooting! So come on by and say hello!!
Happy 100th Birthday to Marc Davis!
Today would have been Marc Davis’ 100th birthday.
Marc Davis was one of the original Imagineers for WED Enterprises and is well known for the iconic characters, gags, and scenery he inspired during Disneyland’s and Walt Disney World’s formative years.
Marc Davis is the man behind most of the memorable tableaux from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, the environment of the Jungle Cruise, and the narrative and basic show of the Country Bear Jamboree. Marc Davis’ art humanized what ever subject he tackled. His characters were relatable, and often humorous on the most basic level. Marc Davis’ work winds a common thread through the Magic Kingdoms, bringing the expected humor, charm, and wit into the experiences and localities we encounter.
Many thanks to Marc Davis.. Disney owes him a lot. Happy Birthday, Marc!
It’s always fun to see these videos. There are so many different jobs in the Disneyland Resort, so it’s great to see how there is something for everyone.
Watch the new animated Shorty Short featuring expert sign-spinner, Guido
Hey! Congratulations!! Traditions is actually the same class for every Cast Member, doesn’t matter where in the Resort you’ll be working, or what line of business. You will however get a class called “Our California Story” which will be particular to Disney California Adventure. You’ll also take a “Welcome to Park Operations” class, but I believe that is the same for everyone too…not sure since I haven’t needed to take that class. Anyway, I hope this cleared it all up and welcome to the family!! Thanks for your question!