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June 26, 2005
Paul Winchell, voice of Tigger in 'Winne the Pooh', dies at 82
Paul Winchell, a noted ventriloquist, inventor and longtime voice of Tigger in animated versions of A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh," has died. He was 82. Winchell died early Friday morning in his sleep at his Moorpark home, Burt Du Brow, a television producer and close family friend, told the Los Angeles Times.Over six decades, Winchell parlayed his talent for creating countless voices from the earliest days of television to film. Outside of his career in entertainment, Winchell also was an inventor who held 30 patents, including one for an early artificial heart he built in 1963. But he was perhaps best known for his work as the voice of the lovable animated tiger. Winchell first voiced Tigger in 1968 for Disney's "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day," which won an Academy Award for best animated short film, and continued to do so through 1999's "Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving."
With a keen sense of style and of an even brighter future, Raven, star of Disney Channel's hit series "That's So Raven," and Disney Consumer Products (DCP) have teamed up with boom! LLC to create a fragrance for the series' female kid and tween demographic, age 6-14. DCP and Raven, the newest Disney `It girl,' will launch the That's So Raven fragrance line in fall of this year.
In a ceremony today at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, The Walt Disney Company presented objects from two of Disneyland's opening year (1955) attractions, "Dumbo the Flying Elephant" and the "Mad Tea Party," to the museum on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland. The Dumbo and Tea Cup vehicles will be on display through Labor Day."For more than 50 years Disneyland has inspired the imaginations of families," said museum director Brent D. Glass. "The park sparked a revolution in public recreation and is largely responsible for the creation of the amusement park industry as it exists today."
Walt Disney Co. has opened negotiations with Pixar Animation Studios to extend their movie-distribution deal, Disney President Robert Iger said Tuesday."We'd certainly like to figure out a way to continue to do business with them," Iger, 54, said during a Deutsche Bank conference in New York. "I think that's mutual. We've gotten to understand the issues that are most important to both sides, whether they're financial or creative."The partnership, scheduled to expire next year, has already generated $3.2 billion in worldwide box-office receipts.Iger's comments followed a remark last month that the companies had held "informal talks." The discussions signal relations between Disney, the No. 2 media company, and Pixar have warmed since Iger was picked to succeed Michael Eisner, 63, as chief executive officer in September. Eisner clashed with Pixar CEO Steven Jobs.
Disney CEO Michael D. Eisner Receives Honorary Doctorate
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) conferred an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree upon Michael D. Eisner, CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Eisner received his degree during commencement ceremonies for the university's College of Education, which is named in his honor. "It has been a thrill for me and for my family to be associated with CSUN. There is no more important mission for any society than the education of its youth," Eisner said during the ceremony. "It is here that the teachers of the future are being educated, and I'm truly honored to play a role in this process."