Thank You Walt Disney http://kcur.org en Walt Disney's Role In Transforming Troost http://kcur.org/post/walt-disneys-role-transforming-troost <p>An attempt to breathe life into a building near Troost Avenue with ties to Walt Disney could help erase the corridor’s stigma as a key dividing line in Kansas City, says Butch Rigby.</p><p>Rigby, chairman of the non-profit Thank you Walt Disney, is behind <a href="http://kcur.org/post/5-questions-guys-reimagining-disneys-laugh-o-gram-studio">an effort to revitalize Laugh-O-Gram Studio</a>, which is just east of 31<sup>st</sup> Street and Troost.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 11:06:05 +0000 Laura Spencer 55077 at http://kcur.org Walt Disney's Role In Transforming Troost Green Plans For Disney Studios http://kcur.org/post/green-plans-disney-studios <p>In the early 1920s, when Walt Disney was in his early 20s, he was heading up a struggling animation studio on Kansas City’s east side.</p><p>A small field mouse became his pet, lived in a drawer in his office, and shared his food. That mouse would later provide the inspiration for Mickey Mouse. Disney's studio, where early animators cut their teeth making black-and-white silent cartoons, is still struggling. There are now plans for a green future.</p><p><strong>Paying Tribute in Missouri</strong></p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 14756 at http://kcur.org Green Plans For Disney Studios