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Irene Bedard is an Alaska Native actress enrolled in the Native Village of Koyuk who has played many American Indian characters in a variety of television shows and films. She is best known for her voice role as the title character in the Disney animated film "Pocahontas," and the cult-classic "Smoke Signals" as Suzy Song. She is known for bringing a powerful emotional presence to her characters.
Her first role was as Mary Crow Dog in the television production, "Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee," which depicted the 1970s standoff between police and Native Americans, many of the Pine Ridge Reservation, at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. She received a Golden Globe nomination for the role. Besides the first Disney Pocahontas movie, she also voiced direct-to-video sequel "Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World." Bedard was the physical model for the character. She appeared in a different take of the Pocahontas story in Terence Malick's 2005 film "The New World," as Pocahontas's mother, Nonoma Winanuske Matatiske. In 2005, she was cast in the television mini-series Into the West, portraying the half-Lakota, half-white adult Margaret "Light Shines" Wheeler. In 2011 Bedard portrayed the Messenger in the Academy Award-nominated film, "Tree of Life." In 2018, Bedard reprised her voiced role of Pocahontas for Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet."
Her television roles span from 1995, including Stephen Spielberg's "Into the West," "The Spectacular Spider-Man," "Longmire," "Westworld," and "FBI: Most Wanted." She has performed in two Stephen King series, 2017's "The Mist" as Kimi Lucero, and 2020's "The Stand" as Ray Rentner. In the 2017 she portrayed the future Co-President of the United States for the Jay-Z music video "Family Feud," directed by Ava Duverney.
Bedard's decades of creative work includes singing, theatre, spoken word, producing television and movies, speaking, and teaching. She fosters a passion of many creative disciplines, and is a great lover, and adopter, of animals. Bedard was chosen in 1995 as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." She's served on the American Indian Enterprise and Business Council to the United Nations, and is involved in frequent activist work around the environmental and Indigenous issues.
Terry McGovern is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most versatile performers. He's had all-around success in radio and television broadcasting, in commercials and voice-overs, in animation and CD-ROMs, and in feature movies and theatrical television. He started his movie career working with George Lucas, providing voices for Lucas' first film, THX1138 and later for Star Wars. While recording wild lines in post-production with sound wizard, Ben Burtt, Terry was given those immortal words: "These are not the droids we're looking for."
In between, he played the young high school teacher in American Graffiti. "The thing that's always amazed me, is that nothing gets cut out of that movie. Watch it late at night. I always figure my scene's going to get cut. But there it is. And the restored stuff is great: Harrison Ford singing, the Committee's John Brent as the evangelical salesman. It really is a cult classic. I had two guys in their twenties come up to me at a bar a couple of years ago. 'You're Mr. Wolfe, right?' 'Guilty,' says I. They then launched into the dialogue from the scene I'm in with Richard Dreyfus. Word for word!"
In 1992, Terry appeared as the nasty man who fires Robin Williams in the opening scene of Mrs. Doubtfire and as the needle-toting doctor in Nine Months. During a successful twelve years in Los Angeles, his television appearances included guest star roles on "Fernwood 2-Night", "Cagney and Lacey", "St. Elsewhere", "The Hogans", "My Sister Sam", "Happy Days", "The Jeffersons" and "Newhart", to name only a few. He was a season regular on the CBS series "Charlie and Company", starring Flip Wilson and Gladys Knight.
Terry has worked on hundreds of commercials, on-camera and voice-over. In addition, he became a star animation voice, creating the voice of Launchpad McQuack for Walt Disney's "Ducktales" and "Darkwing Duck".
His stage roles range from Shakespeare to musical comedy; from Tennessee Williams to Neil Simon.Terry has provided voices for several new CD-ROM games. His list of credits include game and educational producers such as Lucasarts, X-Box, Sega, ASCII Entertainment, Accolade and many others. Terry McGovern teaches commercial and character voice, as well as scene and monologue acting at Voice One in San Francisco, and serves on the faculty of The University of San Francisco and The College of Marin.
Chad Frye is a 10-year veteran of The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA.
John Morris was born on October 2, 1984 as John Charles Morris. He is an actor, known for Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Toy Story 2 (1999).
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
Writer/Producer/Story Editor/Show Developer/Teacher
Jymn has been in the animation business for over thirty years. He cut his cartoon teeth at
Walt Disney Television Animation where he created, wrote, and story edited #1 TV
series like GUMMI BEARS, DUCK TALES, RESCUE RANGERS, WINNIE THE POOH,
GOOF TROOP, and TALE SPIN. Besides his roles as Director of Product Development
and Senior Story Editor, he also functioned as producer, voice director, and pitch man.
His first feature film was the well-received A GOOFY MOVIE.
In 1993 Jymn went freelance working for MGM, Sony, Dreamworks, Henson, Saban,
American Greetings, Nelvana, SD Entertainment, and numerous overseas companies.
His work has been honored with seven Emmy nominations and one win. Jymn continues
to write and develop animation for television, and is presently working on animated
shows for the Russia and Germany.
Before 1984, Magon was with Disneyland Records where he produced such musical
records as Mickey Mouse Disco (triple platinum), Goin’ Quackers, and Disney’s
Children’s Favorites 1 & 2. Besides dozens of Disney story records, he also produced
disks for other intellectual properties including Star Wars, E.T., Indiana Jones, Peanuts,
Rainbow Brite, and Gremlins. He has received 5 Grammy nominations and over 35 gold
records for his efforts.
Jymn also shares his knowledge by teaching various Animation Writing classes in
Germany, Russia, Finland, Spain, Australia, and at UCLA-Extension. His background is
diverse, including radio producer, disc jockey, stage actor/director, film sound technician,
songwriter, and artist. Jymn has also written for live action TV/film, stage, radio, books,
toys, ice shows, comic books, commercials, and ad copy. He is affiliated with the WGA,
ATAS, NARAS, ASCAP, Cartoonist Guild, and the Science Fiction Writers of America.
Magon lives in Southern California with his wife and 19-year-old son.
Chad Frye is a 10-year veteran of The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA.
With a career that began in 1991 in children's books, Chad contributed illustrations to several Disney books including those based on the "Hercules" feature film, Minnie Mouse, "Wreck-It Ralph", "Cinderella", "Lady & the Tramp", "Sleeping Beauty", and several "Toy Story" books when that film was first released. He even wrote and laid out one Donald Duck comic book story "The Kings of Chaos" just as he was transitioning to animation.
Arriving in Hollywood in 1997 to work for Disney Feature Animation, Chad worked behind-the-scenes on several Disney movies including "Mulan", "Tarzan", "Atlantis: The Lost Empire", "Fantasia 2000", "Brother Bear", "The Emperor's New Groove", "Home on the Range", and "Treasure Planet". Later he worked as an artist on several Disney animated television shows over the years such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "My Friends Tigger & Pooh", "Mickey & the Roadster Racers", and "The Rocketeer" re-imagined in 2019 for a younger audience.
Chad has also worked on many non-Disney projects creating character designs or storyboards for shows such as "Lalaloopsy" (Nickelodeon), "Scooby Doo and Guess Who?" (Warner Bros/Cartoon Network), "Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks" (Nickelodeon), the movie "Animal Crackers" (Netflix), and the upcoming second season of "Green Eggs & Ham" (Warner Bros/Netflix).
You can see more of Chad's work at www.ChadFrye.com/blog, or on Instagram @ChadFrye_IllustrationGuy.
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.
In 2007, Theme Parkology was established with its first documentary, Disneyland 1955-1959. The disc covered the history and changes of Walt Disney's famed park through its first 5 years.
Fast forward to 2018 and theme Parkology has over 40 DVDs in 8 different categories;
The Theme Park Series - Frontier Village, Universal Studio, Disneyland 1955-1959, Disneyland 1960-1969, Disneyland 1970-1979, Disneyland 1980-1989, Disneyland 1990-1999, Fantasyland from Past to Present, Walt Disney World: The Magic Kingdom
The Land Series - Fantasyland Ride-Thru
The Attraction Series - The Jungle Cruise, The Enchanted Tiki Room, Indiana Jones Adventure, The Haunted Mansion, The Pirates of the Caribbean, The Country Bear Jamboree, Tom Sawyer Island, Rivers of America, Storybook Land Canal Boats, It's A Small World, Matterhorn Bobsled, Autopia, The Monorail, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster, Tower of Terror, The Phantom Manor
The Forgotten Attraction Series - The Submarine Voyage, The Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland, Rocket to the Moon with The Flying Saucers,
Carousel of Progress, The Skyway
The Dark Ride Series - Alice in Wonderland, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, and to be released at Mouse-Con, Peter Pan's Flight
Theme Parkology Presents - The Enchanted Secrets of Disneyland, The Main Street Electrical Parade
The Character Series - Tinker Bell: The Secrets Behind the Pixie Dust, Jiminy Cricket: The Journey Through Conscience, Just Goofin' Around, Betty Boop: What A Gal
Theme Parkology Audio CD - The Haunted Mansion
Many of these documentaries feature an interview with such Disney personalities as; Margaret Kerry (original Tinker Bell reference model), Eddie Carroll (voice of Jiminy Cricket), Bill Farmer (voice of Goofy), Ron Schneider (actor and Puppeteer), Tom Nabbe (Disney Imagineer and Actor), Bob Gurr (Disney Legend and Imagineer), Rolly Crump (Disney Legend and Imagineer), Terri Hardin (Disney Imagineer/Puppeteer), Garner Holt (Audio-Animatronic Builder), Alan Coats (Disney Imagineer), Ben Colcol (Disney Imagineer).
And I just started a new Theme Parkology Magazine which focuses on the behind the scene stories within the world of Theme Parkology and features special guest contributing to various articles.
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The 5th Annual MOUSE-CON COSTUME CONTEST! Coming In 2021
Come help cheer on the folks in Costume and have some fun in our 5th 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 $20.00
2nd Place $15.00
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 at 2pm.
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.
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!
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