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December 5, 2001 marked the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney's birth. Below is a selection of articles from AWM celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of this visionary man and the hugely successful corporation that bears his name:

Disneyland: From Dream to Reality
Katie Mason relates Disneyland's history from Walt's dream to an attraction
that has drawn over 400 million visitors since its opening day, July 17, 1955.
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Disneyland and Europe: Walt Disney's First Magic Kingdom
Robin Allan examines how Disneyland, the progenitor of today's theme parks,
came into being and the role animation had in it.
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Disney's Atomic Fleet
Mark Langer relates Walt Disney's role in making the atom our friend through his relationships with major American arms manufacturers, the U.S. government and the production, Our Friend The Atom.
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Not Just Your Average Joe: Disney Legend Joe Grant
At 91, Joe Grant is the only artist to have worked on both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. Mike Lyons catches up with this special working Joe.
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A New Life For Fantasia
J.B. Kaufman finds Fantasia's roots and reveals Disney's hopes for their second chance at awakening Walt's dream.
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Who's Afraid of ASCAP? Popular Songs in the Silly Symphonies
From 1929 to 1939, Disney's Silly Symphonies united animation with a rich
array of music, including such songs as "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf."
J.B. Kaufman reports.
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Walt Disney's Make Mine Music: A Reassessment
Robin Allan takes a second look at Make Mine Music, a mixed bag of animated shorts joined into a feature, and analyzes what it meant to the Disney Studios
during its tumultuous post-WWII period.
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Sibling Songs: Richard & Robert Sherman And Their Disney Tunes
Mike Lyons meets Richard and Robert Sherman, one of the most popular and celebrated songwriting duos in animation history. Their songs for Disney have created enchanting moments in classics like Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book.
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John Canemaker's Sweet "Dreams"
John Canemaker spotlights animation's unsung heroes in Paper Dreams:
The Art and Artists of Disney's Story Boards. Mike Lyons reports.
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Disney Seek!

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