Postcard Inspirations Podcast
I love collecting postcards as a way to inspire my adventures and to share memories with friends. Follow along!
info_outline PT-027: Ward Kimball: Walt Disney Inspirations 07/23/2020
PT-027: Ward Kimball: Walt Disney Inspirations Ward Kimball stands as one of the most prominent figures to emerge from Disney history. Today, you can learn all about the many passions that inspired him… Right Here on the Postcard Inspirations Podcast!
info_outline PI-025: Ollie Johnston: Walt Disney Inspirations 02/26/2020
PI-025: Ollie Johnston: Walt Disney Inspirations He was an early and influential animator at the Disney Company and worked on the company’s animated movies from the very first full-length one. He is remembered by the company today in several different and special ways. Here is his amazing story. It is one you are sure to love.
info_outline PI-024: Walt Disney’s Fantasyland 02/12/2020
PI-024: Walt Disney’s Fantasyland The Disney parks all over the world each have a Fantasyland. It is a magical land that features attractions based on beloved Disney characters both old and modern. Walt himself loved it best of all the lands at his first Disneyland park. Here is its interesting, creative story.
info_outline PI-023: Walt Disney’s Frontierland 01/30/2020
PI-023: Walt Disney’s Frontierland Frontierland is one of the themed lands one will find at any Disney park. While the various versions of Frontierland are mostly the same, each park has its own unique differences to their Frontierland areas. This is the story of Frontierland and its various versions at the different Disney theme parks around the world.
info_outline PI-022: Marc Davis: Walt Disney Inspirations 01/15/2020
PI-022: Marc Davis: Walt Disney Inspirations He is one of the best-known of the animators at the Disney Company. In fact, he is one of the company’s original panel of respected animators that were depended upon to make the early Disney cartoon movies magical. He also had an important hand in designing many of the characters on the iconic Disney theme park rides. Listen on to hear his story.
info_outline PI-020: Vesey Walker: Walt Disney Inspirations 01/01/2020
PI-020: Vesey Walker: Walt Disney Inspirations I enjoy collecting postcards that feature Adventureland… it’s one of the several themed lands at all Disney theme parks around the world. Original to the first park, Disneyland in California, this land is a fixture at every new park, and each park puts its own unique spin on it. Follow along as we travel to the land of Adventures.
info_outline PI-019: Walt Disney’s Adventureland 12/25/2019
PI-019: Walt Disney’s Adventureland I enjoy collecting postcards that feature Adventureland… it’s one of the several themed lands at all Disney theme parks around the world. Original to the first park, Disneyland in California, this land is a fixture at every new park, and each park puts its own unique spin on it. Follow along as we travel to the land of Adventures.
info_outline PI-018: Walt Disney’s: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge 12/18/2019
PI-018: Walt Disney’s: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Disney has a new set of Galaxy’s Edge postcards that are so cool… this new themed land is located at both the California Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney World Park in Florida. It is meant to be a fully immersive Star Wars experience for visitors and it’s continuing to expand with new rides. If you love Star Wars, you will not want to miss it. Listen on as we explore the outer reaches of the Galaxy’s Edge.
info_outline PI-017: Russi Taylor and Wayne Allwine: Walt Disney Inspirations 12/11/2019
PI-017: Russi Taylor and Wayne Allwine: Walt Disney Inspirations Russi Taylor and Wayne Allwine were the voices of Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse, respectively, beginning in 1977 for Wayne and 1986 for Russi. They voiced these iconic characters until they passed away, ten years ago for Wayne, and this year for Russi. They also found love with each other while voicing these romantically-linked cartoon characters, and got married themselves. Here is their story.
info_outline PI-016: Walt Disney’s Main Street USA 11/27/2019
PI-016: Walt Disney’s Main Street USA Main Street USA is the first part of any Disney theme park that a visitor encounters. Here is what one will find at each Main Street, as well as the inspiration around the original one Walt Disney created in California.
info_outline PI-015: James Earl Jones: Walt Disney Inspirations 11/21/2019
PI-015: James Earl Jones: Walt Disney Inspirations James Earl Jones is one of the best-known names in the entertainment industry, and he is also a Disney Legend. This is what you need to know about his life and career, his work with the Disney company, and how he came to earn the illustrious Legends distinction at Disney.
info_outline PI-014: Ub Iwerks: Walt Disney Inspirations 11/13/2019
PI-014: Ub Iwerks: Walt Disney Inspirations Ub Iwerks is known as an instrumental player in making the Walt Disney Company what it is today, and he was with the company from the beginning. In fact, he and Walt Disney were friends long before there was a Walt Disney Company, being young animators together in the emerging industry. Here is his story.
info_outline PI-013: Bob Gurr: Walt Disney Inspirations 11/09/2019
PI-013: Bob Gurr: Walt Disney Inspirations Bob Gurr is a well-known and my favorite Disney Imagineer. He started his career as an industrial designer out of college but soon went to work for Disney. His imprint on the company can mainly be seen in the theme parks, where he had a hand in designing many of the rides. Here is Bob’s story, both at his Disney career and beyond it…
info_outline PI-012: Mary Blair: Walt Disney Inspirations 10/30/2019
PI-012: Mary Blair: Walt Disney Inspirations Mary Blair was a prominent animator and color designer for the Walt Disney Company. She got her start in 1940 and made an immediate and excellent impression on Walt. Even after resigning from the company as a full-time employee, Walt kept bringing her back to work on projects for his company. Here is her story.
info_outline PI-011: Walt Disney: Later Years 10/23/2019
PI-011: Walt Disney: Later Years Walt Disney was a heavy smoker for most of his life, beginning with his time in France in WWI. Because of this, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in his mid-60’s and died from it shortly after turning 65. However, he was far from forgotten. Walt left a mark on the world that continues to this day. Here is the story of Walt Disney and the legacy he left that lives on to this day. Show Notes Listen via Free Disney Postcard Giveaway Disney Postcards For Sale Follow on Instagram Send Me a Postcard #WaltDisney #PostcardInspirations #DisneyDeath
info_outline PI-010: Walt Disney: Theme Parks 10/16/2019
PI-010: Walt Disney: Theme Parks Walt Disney became interested in building a theme park early on, around 1950, after taking his family to a park he thought was an ideal vacation spot for children and their parents to enjoy each other’s company and have fun together. He did the research, put the plan into action, and the rest is history. Here is the story of Walt Disney’s theme parks located around the globe.
info_outline PI-009: Walt Disney and Television 10/09/2019
PI-009: Walt Disney and Television Walt Disney did not just do movies. He also ventured into television in the 1950s. His brother Roy thought as early as 1950 that TV would be an excellent medium for the company, and he was correct. Walt’s impact on television was groundbreaking and lasting. Here is the story of Walt Disney and television.
info_outline PI-008: Walt Disney: WWII 10/02/2019
PI-008: Walt Disney: WWII WWII was an interesting time for Walt Disney and his company. The war-affected the company’s revenues in worldwide box office receipts, and debt was an issue. However, Walt also jumped into the war effort, using his company to undertake a number of projects for the government. He also became more politically involved. Here is the story.
info_outline PI-007: Walt Disney: His Animation Career 09/25/2019
PI-007: Walt Disney: His Animation Career Walt Disney is probably the best-known animator the world has produced thus far. His cartoon movies are known and beloved far and wide, even those that were made seven to eight decades ago. How did Walt become such a phenomenally successful animator? Here is the story.
info_outline PI-006: Walt Disney: Mickey Mouse 09/18/2019
PI-006: Walt Disney: Mickey Mouse Arguably the most famous creation of Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse is an iconic cartoon character that is recognized around the world. No one knows why the public found the humble, anthropomorphized mouse so compelling, but his origin is well known. Here is the story of how Mickey Mouse was created.
info_outline PI-005: Walt Disney: Early Career 09/11/2019
PI-005: Walt Disney: Early Career Walt Disney is one of the world’s best known and best-loved animators. Before he became famous for his work, he was a struggling young artist who discovered animation and became interested in it. Largely self-taught in animation, Walt eventually established the world-famous Walt Disney Studios. Here is the story of how he rose to the top.
info_outline PI-004: The Early Life of Walt Disney: His Childhood 09/04/2019
PI-004: The Early Life of Walt Disney: His Childhood While looking through my collection of Walt Disney postcards, I was inspired to talk about this household name in American culture and entertainment. While he is an American icon, he is known and beloved around the world. His childhood was a tough one, but it helped him to become the man the world knew and loved.
info_outline PI-003: How to Collect Postcards 08/28/2019
PI-003: How to Collect Postcards Welcome to the Postcard Inspirations Podcast... I enjoy taking photos but where should we look for inspiration… why not look into postcards? Today, I’ll show you some of the many ways that these small pieces of paper can help you see the world!
info_outline PI-002: Walt Disney: His Early Life 08/21/2019
PI-002: Walt Disney: His Early Life Welcome to the Postcard Inspirations Podcast . . . I have several postcards from The Walt Disney Family Museum and today I would like to talk about Walt Disney’s early life. How much do we really know about his early life, childhood, and family?
info_outline PI-001: A History of the Postcard 08/13/2019
PI-001: A History of the Postcard Today we’re talking about the history of the postcard and why it’s an intriguing hobby. Along with the history of why people mailed them, mailing preferences, the innovations in printing images, and even international laws. Here is a history of the postcard.