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Mouse-Con III Special Guests
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John Ratzenberger is best known for playing mail carrier 'Cliff Clavin' on one of the most popular sitcoms of all time "Cheers." He had read for the part of Norm Peterson, but after the audition, he could tell they weren't going to give him the part. Sensing an opportunity, he asked if they had written a "bar know-it-all", which the producers decided was a great idea. Cliff became known for his outlandish stories of plausible half-truths, irrelevant trivia, and ignorant misinformation, and was known for being an overall pretentious blowhard.
Star Wars fans world wide know John for his role as "Major Derlin" as seen in "Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back" and those same fans will recognize him from another huge franchise; "Superman 1 & 2"! Horror fans remember him from "House II" and "Motel Hell", films which are on the opposite side of the spectrum when it comes to what kids know him for today!
John's popularity has crossed over from the sitcom, Sci-Fi and fantasy worlds into another huge demographic, being recognized by kids off all ages for his various roles in the Disney/Pixar animated films!
Rick Farmiloe has been animating childhoods for over 30 years, and is best known for breathing hilarity into iconic Disney sidekicks Scuttle, LeFou, and Abu in the beloved Academy Award-winning films The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
This American animator was first bitten by the cartooning bug at age five, while watching Walt Disney's beautifully drawn, feature-length cartoon masterpiece, Pinocchio. At age twelve, after years of creating his own cartoons for family and friends, Rick was determined to be a Disney animator. In January 1982, after only one portfolio review, he was hired by Walt Disney Productions.
During his 11 years under contract with Disney, Rick animated on seven features, which also included The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, Oliver and Company, and The Rescuers Down Under.
Beyond his body of work for Disney, Rick's feature film credits include The Swan Princess, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Shrek, Rugrats Go Wild, Curious George, The Simpsons Movie, The Boxtrolls, The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, and four Tom and Jerry direct-to-DVD films.
In 2011, Rick was an animator on two Annie Award-winning productions: Adam and Dog, which also received an Oscar nomination, and Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters. In 2015, Rick animated on yet another Annie Award winner, Coca-Cola's Man and Dog.
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"Todd" from THE FOX & The HOUND...
Born into Hollywood as the proud grandson of Jackie Coogan, Keith picked up the acting bug while watching "Sesame Street" when he was five years old. After securing a talent agent, he featured in over 100 national television commercials, then over the course of four decades he performed as a regular in 3 series including The Waltons, 3 after-school specials, 4 pilots, 4 MOWs, numerous guest appearances on your favorite TV shows from the 70s and 80s, sang and danced live on The Oscars, performed stand-up comedy, voiced "Tod" the young fox in the last classic Disney animated film ever produced, "The Fox and the Hound", and starred in dozens of feature films, including "Adventures in Babysitting", "Hiding Out", "Book of Love", "Cheetah", "Cousins", "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead", and "Toy Soldiers". Recent credits include the feature films, "Beautiful Garden", "Dawn Patrol", "Cats Dancing on Jupiter", and "Limelight". October 26th, 2013, on what would have been Jackie Coogan's 99th birthday, Keith married Kristen "Pinky" Coogan on the beach in Malibu, California. They are now living their "Happily Ever After".
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"Andy" from TOY STORY...
JOHN C. MORRIS
John C Morris became known to Disney and Pixar audiences for providing the voice of Andy Davis in three Toy Story films. In 1991, he provided voices for characters in The Little Engine That Could, and in 1993, he provided voices for characters in The Nightmare Before Christmas, including Santa Boy. John is currently working on a few animated feature films that he will be providing voice work for, as well.
Michael McGreevey began his professional career at the age of seven, appearing in "The Girl Most Likely" with Jane Powell, the first of eighteen motion pictures he would act in over the next twenty years. A successful child actor, Michael also appeared in over one hundred television shows, including stints as a series regular on "Riverboat" (Burt Reynolds' first show), and Guest Star appearances on acclaimed series like "Naked City", "Route 66", and three two-part Specials for Walt Disney's "Wonderful World of Color." At eighteen, Michael enrolled in classes at UCLA while still continuing his professional acting career, starring opposite Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Sally Fields (her first movie) in "The Way West", with David Niven in "The Impossible Years", and alongside Richard Widmark and Lena Horne in "Death of a Gunfighter,” as well as Guest Starring in numerous television shows ("Mod Squad", "Love, American Style") and Made for T.V. movies (including "If Tomorrow Comes" with Patty Duke). Graduating from UCLA Film School with Honors, Michael continued to work as an actor, but set his sights on one day moving behind the camera and trying his hand at writing, directing, and producing. While starring opposite Kurt Russell in a series of very successful movies for Disney ("The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes,” "Now You See Him, Now You Don’t," "Snowball Express" and "The Strongest Man in the World") and making guest-star appearances on acclaimed television series like "The Waltons," Michael began writing. He was lucky enough to get his first professional writing assignment collaborating with his father, John McGreevey (Emmy Award; WGA Laurel Award) developing a three-hour movie for television about the Kennedy assassination entitled "Ruby and Oswald." Michael continued writing on his own, branching out into series television, working on such shows as "The Waltons," with Creator Earl Hamner, "Palmerstown" with Alex Haley and Norman Lear, "Quincy, M.E.” and many others. What started out as a freelance assignment writing a single episode of "Fame", the NBC series based on the popular film, turned into three seasons (72 episodes) as writer, Story Editor, and eventually Producer. Having written more episodes than anybody else, Michael was the obvious choice to write the last "Fame" show, effectively closing the door on the School of the Arts and bringing the award-winning series to an end. After "Fame", Michael decided he needed a break from the grind of series television, and so he returned to writing long form television, developing movies and mini-series for all the networks, including NBC's highly rated movie, "Bonanza: The Return." Returning to series television as the Supervising Producer on the syndicated show, "Tarzan: The Epic Adventures," Michael realized another life-long dream by directing one of the episodes. Bitten by the directing bug, Michael immediately took on another assignment, helming three episodes of the Fox Network's children series, "Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book." The producers (Alliance, Kushner-Locke) were so pleased with his work on this demanding action/adventure series that they asked him to direct an independent feature based on the Kipling books, "Mowgli's First Adventure: In Search of
the Elephant Eye Diamond." Immediately after completing the film, McGreevey returned to television, Executive Producing (as well as writing and directing) twenty-six
one-hour episodes of the syndicated series, "Born Free" (a continuation of the very popular movie based on Joy Adamson's extraordinary work with the lioness, Elsa,
in Africa). Always looking for new challenges, Michael then formed his own
company and produced four documentary feature films, "Aging Without Symptoms," "Welcome to Eden," "The Face of America” and “Earl Hamner: Storyteller.” Recently, Michael decided he wanted to return to his first love, acting, and immediately got work, Guest Starring in an episode of "Parks and Recreation" and appearing in the feature film, "A Lesson of Love." Having already worked for more than sixty years in the entertainment business, Michael's looking forward to the next sixty.
Rick Law is a producer, filmmaker, creative director, and illustrator who has worked in Hollywood for 3 decades, and with The Walt Disney Company for over 24 years. His work has spanned across all forms of popular entertainment media: films, TV, music, theme park, print, toys, and video games.
Over the course of his diverse career as a content creator for the mouse his artwork has appeared on the covers of Disney VHS & DVDs; he's been a story contributor; and created or developed a myriad of products for the company and it's licensees. Rick was a creative lead in the design & launch of Disney English in China, and also a consultant in the creation of the Shanghai Disney Resort. As Creative Manager for Disney Learning, his responsibilities involved creative oversight of all educational products globally, such as the first series designed for communicatively challenged children. He's been instrumental in fostering projects respective of animation and the Disney legacy including the current Walt Disney Family Museum exhibition: Awakening Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle.
Some of his many Disney credits include: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas; One Hundred and One Dalmatians; The Black Cauldron; Mulan; Lion King II: Simba's Pride; The Adventures of Ichabod & Toad; Tinker Bell; Rescuers Down Under; Piglet's Big Movie; Winnie The Pooh: Springtime For Roo; Tarzan & Jane; Madeline: Lost In Paris; Air Buddies; Snow Buddies; and Space Buddies
Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Bill Morrison began his career in The Motor City as a technical illustrator, but he really wanted to be a cartoonist. When Bill decided that he had rendered his last diesel fuel pump, he moved to Southern California with his wife and two cats.
He began working immediately in motion picture advertising where he painted dozens of movie posters, including many for Walt Disney Pictures, such as The Little Mermaid, Bambi, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, and The Jungle Book.
For the past several years Bill has spent most of his waking hours on various creative projects related to The Simpsons and Futurama.
In addition to his work on these iconic animated properties, Bill has written and drawn his own comic book series; the four-time Eisner Award-nominated Roswell, Little Green Man and co-created such other comic book series as Heroes Anonymous, Lady Robotika (with Jane Wiedlin of the legendary all-girl rock band, The Go-Go’s) and Dead Vengeance.
Presently, Bill is delighted to have rekindled his relationship with the classic Disney characters with an ongoing series of limited edition animation art prints published by ACME Animation Archives.
James C Mulligan's fine art work is collected internationally, and resides in the collections of Hugh Hefner, Dick Van Dyke, Oscar winning composer Richard M. Sherman, Brad Pitt, Holly Madison, Fred Durst, Roger Daltrey and many others. Corporate clients include Disney, Lucas Films, Warner Brothers, Hollywood's Magic Castle, Lexus, Playboy (Award for art direction, Playmate of the Year), Coca Cola, Elvis Presley Enterprises (The estate's official artist), The Frank Sinatra Foundation, The Hollywood Director's Guild, Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark, MMA, and many others. He was recently named as one of Disney's top selling artists, and his solo shows at the Bellagio and Aria resorts in Las Vegas broke all records, both domestically and internationally. Also a performer, he has been seen on stages around the world, from Tokyo to the Hollywood Bowl. Mulligan is currently in development on a television show at Dreamworks Studios, as well as involved with development work on an unnamed Sony project with Rob Minkoff (director of Disney's THE LION KING) and Mel Brooks. Mr. Mulligan is a large supporter of various charities including Shine Family Foundation, Boy's Town and Loma Linda Children's Hospital.
His work can be seen at www.mulliganpictorial.com or www.disneyfineart.com.
C. ANDREW NELSON
C. Andrew Nelson is an award winning artist, actor, writer, consultant, and motivational speaker. Andrew has had many ties to The Walt Disney Company over the span of his career. He served as a visual effects artist on such Disney feature films as Enchanted and Race to Witch Mountain, and worked on the stereoscopic conversion of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Andrew has also been a consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering and the theme parks division.
Andrew spent four years as a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic. His VFX credits at ILM include Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Perfect Storm, Jurassic Park III, The Time Machine, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Prior to joining ILM, Andrew worked for nearly six years at LucasArts Entertainment Company where he served as a visual effects supervisor. At LucasArts he helped create and design such popular games as Dark Forces, Rebel Assault II, Full Throttle, The Dig, Jedi Knight, Curse of Monkey Island, Masters of Teras Kasi, Shadows of the Empire, Rogue Squadron, and Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine.
In addition to his tenure with the Lucas companies, C. Andrew Nelson is a consulting VFX supervisor and animator for some of the top effects, animation, and post-production facilities in the U.S. His credits include Rocky Balboa, The Last Mimzy, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Rush Hour 3, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Kite Runner, Jumper, and Witness 11.
No stranger to academia, Andrew served from 2002 to 2004 as the Visual Effects Director for the School of Animation & Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. At the university, he presided over the school’s visual effects curriculum and trained the next generation of VFX artists. Andrew routinely consults for various networks, studios, and developers such as Nickelodeon, MTV, PBS, Fox, Hasbro, Electronic Arts, and others. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Visual Effects Society.
But Andrew is probably best known for having spent twelve years portraying the character of Darth Vader. Andrew, who began playing Vader for Lucasfilm in 1994, has portrayed the infamous dark lord in the Special Edition re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy, in the Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces games from LucasArts, as well as in commercials, television shows, print, games, and live appearances. He has managed to spend more time in the official Vader costume than any other actor.
Beyond Darth Vader, Andrew has appeared in numerous feature films, television series, commercials, and print ads. He is also a much sought after voice-over artist having lent his vocal talents to numerous games, animated films, and interactive multimedia projects.
Andrew and his wife Veronica Loud - a gifted actress, voice-over artist, singer, print model, and photographer in her own right - live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their two children.
JOSHUA C. SHAFFER
Second time published author, Joshua Shaffer, has spent his adult life frequenting Disneyland.
One year while on a Disney vacation, it struck him that he should write an all-inclusive book compiling every bit of information into one vacation guide that cannot be found anywhere else. It started with that simple notion and has evolved into this final work.
As a hobby, he spends much of his spare time researching and investigating to find out the facts not just the rumors on a variety of topics. Joshua has been a cartoonist and artist since the age of ten.
His first edition of Discovering The Magic Kingdom: An Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Guide was released on October 1, 2010, and his second edition was released July 17, 2017.
The second edition has over 3,700 exciting "fun facts," is packed with over 750 photos, trivia, a scavenger hunt, ways to help cut park expenses and so much more, you'll never leave for Disneyland without it.
Russell lives in northern California. He is a great Disney fan and he visits the Disney Theme parks as often as he can. Russ enjoys taking trips with family, friends, and even trips by himself. He also enjoys participating in Disneyland events such as the Disneyland Half Marathon, Conventions, Fan Meets, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (Walt Disney World) and Mickey's Halloween Party (Disneyland). He is a Disneyland Annual Pass Holders, Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member, Disney Family Museum member, D23 member, Disneyana Fan Club member, and NorCal Disneyana Fan Club member. http://sudbooks.com/
Gavin Doyle has been a Disneyland enthusiast since his first visit at age four. His first memory is of a rainy day where the park was joyously empty. The pure bliss of walking onto any ride with no line fed his initial love for Disneyland. He continues to hope he will have the same luck on New Year’s Eve, as he returns annually on the most crowded day of the year to celebrate his birthday.
Gavin is now the editor of www.DisneyDose.com, the website that focuses on educating the Disney enthusiast through exclusive interviews, breaking news updates, and photos from Disneyland. Over the years the site has received numerous features in outlets including Forbes, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, the Los Angeles Times, and many others.
Gavin founded www.MickeyVisit.com, the ultimate online planning resource for Disneyland. This free website helps guests to find the best deals on tickets, hotels, and other excursions. Also, guests can find information on the best restaurants, souvenirs, and time saving strategies. Now, www.MickeyVisit.com is growing to be one of the most popular Disneyland planning websites on the web with over 2.5 million visitors in 2016.
Gavin Doyle is 19 years old and a Sophomore at the University of Southern California studying Business and Cinematic Arts.
PANELS & TALKS SCHEDULE
EXHIBITORS ROOM OPENS AT 10:00AM Till 5:00PM
11:00am STROMBOLI STAGE
BIG HERO 6 Character Q&A
Watch out Mousecon, the heroes are here! Join us as your favorite San Fransokyo heroes stop by to answer your questions!
11:00am TOMORROWLAND TERRACE
Disneyland Pirates: From Concept to Opening
In honor of the Pirates Of The Caribbean's 50th birthday, local writer/Disney Historian, Keith Gluck takes a look back at the attraction's earliest concept. From its original walk-through design, the idea to only feature one Audio-Animatronic per scene, to exactly how Disney Legend Marc Davis became involved, the story behind one of the most beloved theme park atractions of all time is full of fascinating tidbits that are sure to please Disney fans of all ages.
12:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
Spotlight on MICHAEL McGREEVEY
Join us in a spotlight on Michael McGreevey and his career as a Disney Movie and TV star and Fan Favorite.
12:00pm TOMORROWLAND TERRACE
From Magic City to Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the Golden Gate International Exposition
Everyone knows that Walt Disney loved fairs and parks great & small, and that the studio designed several of the greatest attractions at the 1964-65 New York Worlds Fair. But the first world's fair that the studio took part in happened right here- in the San Francisco Bay Area, in 1939-40! At the Golden Gate International Exposition, Walt had several experiences that had a lasting impact on him personally, and on his determination to build Disneyland. From Mickey cartoons to Fantasia, miniatures to locomotives, Disneyland staffing and more recently, design elements at the parks, the Bay Area has been an inspirational resource for Walt Disney, the Disney studios, and Imagineers. The speaker, Anne Schnoebelen, is a writer and researcher about the Golden Gate International Exposition, and a lifelong Disney fan.
1:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
Spotlight on JOHN "Ratz" RATZENBERGER
Join us for a Spotlight and Q & A with the star of the Pixar movie... well... all of them! and much more.
1:00pm TOMORROWLAND TERRACE
DISNEYLAND'S EARLY YEARS
A slide presentation of never-before seen images from Disneyland's first quarter century along with commentary, pulled from the Mousetalgia Podcast's library of unpublished slides.
2:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
The Two Ricks - Rick Farmiloe & Rick Law
The Two Ricks - Rick Farmiloe & Rick Law - share their individual career path experiences working for Disney and beyond.
2:00pm TOMORROWLAND TERRACE
Discover Disneyland Secrets with Gavin Doyle
oin Gavin Doyle, best selling author and founder of MickeyVisit.com and DisneyDose.com, as he shares some of his favorite secrets and stories from his book "Disneyland Secrets: A Grand Tour of Disneyland's Hidden Details." He'll go land by land aided by photos. Come learn something new to stump your friends. You won't want to miss this!
3:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
X Atencio & Buddy Baker: The Music of the HAUNTED MANSION
A great talk by Disney Historian... Jeff Baham on the classic music of one of Disneyland's most famous attraction and it's creators.
3:00pm TOMORROWLAND TERRACE
The Happiest Panel on EARTH... THE JUNGLE CRUISE
Have you ever wondered what it's like working at the Happies Place on Earth? Hear about all the silliness that takes place straight from the Skippers who brought the magic to the daily basis on The World Famous Jungle Cruise
4:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
The 3rd Annual MOUSE-CON COSTUME CONTEST!
Come help cheer on the folks in Costume and have some fun in our 1st Annual Mouse-Con Costume Contest
DISNEY COSTUME/COSPLAY CONTEST
Yup! Its official! We will be having a Disney Costume/Cosplay contest.
That's Right Fans.. Come dressed up as your favorite Disney Cartoon/Live Action Princess, Hero or Villain!
As always we encourage Cosplay and Costumes... but this year we are going to Have a Prize for the best ones. All Costumes will be Judged by Our Celebrity and Artist Guests.
We will have multiple Prizes for Multiple Categories
Adult: Best Costume 1st Place $30.00
2nd Place $20.00
3rd Place $10.00 ea
Adult: Fan Favorite 1st Place $ 10.00
Children: (15 & Under) 1st Place $20.00
2nd & 3rd Place $10.00 ea
Children: Fan Favorite 1st Place $10.00
*MOUSE-CON COSTUME CONTEST RULES:
NO: Nudity or Heckling
Costumes can be home made and store bought
Extra points for creativity
Props can be used, Be respectful of others
Must registered the day of show. Sign up at the Registration.
Must be a paid attendee of the convention.
Children's category is for ages 15 and under.
Adult's category is for ages 16 and up.
Couples costumes or group costumes will be counted as one entry.
At (about) 4:00 pm, (After the Costume Contest) Come take pictures with the Fans, and EVERYONE IN COSTUME is invited to take a group "photo shoot" to be used on the MOUSE-CON website and Face Book for all to see.
DISNEY "Mini" MUSEUM!
We will be setting up a "Mini Museum" at the show. This years museum will be sponsored the "Cartoon Art Museum" in San Francisco. They will be bringing in some Amazing Animation from Disney's Past...
MOUSE-CON Pins & T-Shirt
Don't forget to pick up your official Mouse-Con Pins and T-Shirt. The Pins will be $5 each or $8 for the pair. And the T-Shirt will only be $10 each ($12 for 2X and 3X)... And now, we have an Exclusive "Tote Bag" Limited to only 50 for only $5 each. Have some fun and Support the show.
Here is a quick look at the Amazing T-Shirt design we will have at the 2017 Mouse-Con!
BIGGER EXHIBITOR/DEALER ROOM
There will be exhibitors/dealers from all over selling everything from Disneyland, Disneyana, Disney Toys, Disney art and Limited Editions, Movie Posters, Figurines and of course...Pins! All exhibitors will have a minimum of 50% "Classic" Disney/Disneyland/Disneyana
And MORE to Come!
So keep checking this website for more details