Today is a triple Disney day - all kinds of news, both happy and sad. First, Frank Thomas passed away - he was the next to last surviving member of the "nine old men" (Ollie Johnston is the only survivor now). He was known for truly bringing emotion to animation, always tackling difficult scenes such as the dwarfs mourning for Snow White. He had a hand in nearly every Disney animated feature that I love! Second, Michael Eisner announced that he's stepping down as CEO in 2006! This could be very good news (even though a ton of great things have been happening lately for Disney), and I'm hoping that it means Pixar will come back. Third, today marks the beginning of my 10 day countdown to Walt Disney World! I'm really hoping that Hurricane Ivan suddenly goes away and spares Florida from a third blast, but it will definitely be out of the way while I'm there, and there's no other tropical depression in sight (cross your fingers!).
Walt Disney World Countdown: 10 days!