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Born in Depression-era Texas, Donnie Dunagan moved with his parents to Memphis as a young child. There, as a three-year-old, he was taught to tap dance by a neighbor and entered in a talent contest at the Orpheum Theatre. Donnie won the $100 prize and caught the attention of a movie talent scout in the audience, who arranged for the family to come by train to Hollywood. The blonde moppet made his film debut in "Mother Carey's Chickens" (1938), played the son of the "Son of Frankenstein" (1939) and provided the voice of young Bambi for the 1942 animated classic. Dunagan later became a career Marine (1952-77), serving in Vietnam and working in counter intelligence.
Peter Behn was born on October 24, 1934 in Prescott, Arizona, USA. He is an actor, known for Bambi (voice of young Thumper) (1942), M.U.G.E.N (1999), WGN Morning News (1994) and The View (1997).
Heather Matarazzo has over two decades of award-winning and critically-acclaimed performances in major
studio films and independent cinema.
She has appeared in such notable titles as The Devil's Advocate, 54,Scream 3, indie-cult fave Saved!, and Garry Marshall's comedy hits, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal
Engagement, in which she co-starred with Anne Hathaway. Her brilliant work at age 11 as the lead in Todd Solondz'
Welcome to the Dollhouse (winner of the Grand Jury Award at Sundance and prizes from the Berlin Film Festival and The
National Board of Review) brought Heather international recognition as one of the finest actors of her generation, and
garnered her with the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.
Heather's extensive TV work includes guest starring roles on ER, Strangers withCandy, Life on Mars and Law and Order, recurring roles on Roseanne,
Townies, Now and Again (earning Young Artist and Young Star Award
nominations), The L Word, and an exceptional performance in Guy Ferland's ABC telefilm Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge, as well as a tear jerking episode arch on Greys
She can currently be found reprising her role as Martha Meeks in Scream, which is currently in cinemas and on major streaming platforms.
Kevin is one of 6 siblings who always stole the scenes and attention since he was born. He performed in school plays and family skits while growing up. He attended Pasadena City College and Los Angeles Valley College studying cinematography while touring with The Original Harmonica Band and The Hollywood Shorties Smallest Sports Team. Along the way he started auditioning and landed a role in the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner (1982) delivering his first on camera line "Home again, home again jiggity jig, Good Evening JF". Later he would work again alongside Harrison Ford in the Star Wars IV-Return Of The Jedi (1983). He continued in the made for television movies as the Ewok Chukha Truk in The Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewok Battle For Endor (1985). Kevin appeared in the 80's cult films Weird Science (1985), Amazing Stories (1985), Twilight Zone (1986), Night of The Creeps (1986), Garbage Pail Kids (1987), Spaced Invaders (1990), Looney Tunes Back In Action (2003) and Epic Movie (2007). Television brought Kevin into your living room with such shows as Married With Children, Growing Pains, Boy Meets World, Bob Newhart, Carol & Company, Ally McBeal, Charmed, Malcolm In The Middle and Dexter. A memorable moment for Kevin was being in the opera Tales Of Hoffman, sitting on the lap of Placido Domingo and his favorite role was starring alongside his wife Tracey in the television show "The Neighbors". They auditioned separately and they both landed the roles. The crew saw them visiting in each other’s dressing rooms between breaks. Towards the end of the day they were talking to the crew as if everyone knew they were married. The entire crew burst out laughing once they realized that they had thought something "scandalous" was going on. The crew had just realized they were married. He has been published in the book "The Star Wars Vault" as well as several newspapers and magazines. Kevin has a few trading cards as the character Ali-Gator and his Ewok characters. There is a Ewok toy with a catapult that was made after his character Chubbray in Return of The Jedi. Chubbray the Ewok has a signature white slash across his face with brown fur. Check out his most recent work on the television show "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia". He recently appeared in Hulu American Horror Stories as well as a few projects that have been under a "non-disclosure agreement". More to come! Kevin lives by his own quote: "No role is too small for Kevin and Kevin is not too small for any role".
In 2015 he was cast in the notable role as the fourth bionic teen, Daniel, in Disney XD's number one rated, award-winning show LAB RATS: BIONIC ISLAND. Pearce went on to TBS's ANGIE TRIBCA as Jere Burns' son in the Commissioner Bigfoot episode, a recurring guest star on Nickelodeon's LEGENDARY DUDAS playing Sophia's heartthrob, Logan; a series regular co-star role in Disney XD's live-action sci-fi adventure comedy MECH-X4 as the show's comic relief, Spyder; the powerful 2019 Sundance submission short film UNDER THE LIGHTS in which he plays the lead male teen with epilepsy so desperate to feel like a "regular" kid that he goes to prom knowing that it will make him have a seizure; as a recurring guest star on DWIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR as Princess Great's first love, Emelian, son of the kingdom's woodcutter; and Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 2 and Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3 the lead male werewolf, Wyatt. Pearce is currently working with the Epilepsy Foundation of America on a documentary he is filming on the emotions felt by children with epilepsy.
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.
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
Tom Matousek is a self-taught, award winning artist now residing in the Sacramento area. In 2013 he was the resident artist for the DDR Corporation and was sent to various cities across the country to create community art projects based on his unique style. He was featured at Art Basel in Miami, FL (2013) and at the world's largest chalk festival in Pasadena, CA (2013-14). His work has been used by the Frederick Douglass Foundation along with the heads of Senate and House of Representatives. He has been featured in Art World News and Diablo magazines, led workshops at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and has been invited to speak at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto. He has been an officially licensed Disney fine artist (Disneyfineart.com) since 2016 and this past year, Disneyland's famed Club 33 commissioned him to create a piece to celebrate their 55th (Emerald) Anniversary.
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.
C ANDREW NELSON|
C. Andrew Nelson is an award winning artist, actor, writer, producer, and public speaker. Andrew spent four years as a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic with credits that 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 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. Andrew has worked extensively with sister companies Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Learning, Lucas Licensing, and THX.
Andrew is probably best known for having portrayed the character of Darth Vader for film, television, games, commercials, print, and live appearances including the Special Edition re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy as well as in the Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces games from LucasArts. With over twelve years as the iconic Dark Lord, he has managed to spend more time in the official Vader costume than any other actor.
Beyond his tenure with the Lucas companies, C. Andrew Nelson is a consulting VFX supervisor and art director 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, Enchanted, The Kite Runner, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Jumper, Race to Witch Mountain, and Witness 11. Andrew also served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Visual Effects Society.
No stranger to academia, for several years Andrew took on the role of 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 who are now working throughout the industry. Andrew routinely consults for various networks, studios, and developers such as Disney, MTV, Nickelodeon, PBS, Fox, Hasbro, EA, and others.
When not at a workstation conjuring up images for motion pictures and television or speaking on the lecture circuit, Andrew can be found in front of the camera or behind a microphone. Andrew has appeared in numerous feature films, TV series, commercials, and print ads. He has shot national spots for ESPN, Wal-Mart, M&Ms, Taco Bell, and Kenner. Andrew is also a much sought after voiceover artist having lent his vocal talents to many games, animated films, and interactive multimedia projects, even supplying the voice of Luke Skywalker for multiple LucasArts games, which makes him the first actor to officially portray both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. He currently co-produces and directs full-cast audio dramas with his business partner Jerry Cornell and their company Adventurous Ideas, LLC.
Andrew and his wife Veronica Loud - a gifted actress, voiceover artist, singer, model, and photographer - live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their daughter and son.
"Andy" from TOY STORY
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).
JOSHUA C. SHAFFER|
Second time published author, Joshua Shaffer, has spent his adult life frequenting Disneyland.
Two 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. He is also a blogger and writes articles for Theme Parkology Magazine. 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, Hidden Mickeys, ways to help cut park expenses, and so much more, you'll never leave for Disneyland without it.
Joshua is also the Public Relations Manager for Gina Rock, the aerialist who flew as Tinker Bell in Disneyland for the nightly fireworks from 1983 until her retirement in 2005. She is the longest flying Tinker Bell in Disneyland history. He has also used his artistic skills to create fantasy pins, of which he has designed over 125 different ones. Recently he began voice acting in a new series called Heroes of Extinction that is produced by Theme Parkology.
He is currently writing a book trilogy that covers just the movie fun facts. Each volume has a section for Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation, Live-Action films, and more. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his lovely wife who assists him with sales and puts up with his constant talking about all things Disney.
Jeff Baham is the founder of DoomBuggies.com and the Mousetalgia podcast. DoomBuggies.com, founded in 1997, has been credited by many inside and outside of the Disney company as the leading source of news about the Haunted Mansion attraction, and Mousetalgia has been called the best Disneyland-centric podcast by the industry-leading "Unofficial Guide to Disneyland" for nine years in a row.
"I'm a monster kid, born in the '60s, growing up in the suburbs just a quick bike ride from the dime store," Baham explains when asked why he started a Haunted Mansion website over two decades ago. "The three weeks or so of the Haunted House season - starting the day in October that the costumes, masks and make-up hit the drugstore shelves - were the highlight of each year. I can distinctly remember the gleeful aroma of a new Ben Cooper plastic Halloween mask on my face to this day. More importantly, I also always owned a copy of Disneyland Records' "The Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion." In fact, I went through a number of copies of "The Haunted Mansion," because I had a tendency to trace the pictures in the read-along book, often with the vinyl still in the gatefold."
Baham founded the Mousetalgia Podcast in 2008. Mousetalgia is a west coast-based audio show about Disneyland and Disney history, broadcasting a new episode every Monday. Alongside co-hosts Dave and Becky Breiland and Kristen Pfeifer, the group discusses the latest news at the Disneland Resort and interviews Disney legends, authors and artists each week. The podcast recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and 500th episode.
In 2014, Baham wrote "The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion" published by Theme Park Press, which reached the "Top Seller" ranking in the "Theme Parks" category on Amazon.com. Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Crimson Peak) writes of the book: "Having delved into Disney lore for decades and been immersed in the Haunted Mansion world since age 3, I thought I knew pretty much everything there was to know about my favorite ride ever. I was wrong. Prepare to be enchanted, bewildered and mesmerized by this beat-by-beat account of the Haunted Mansion's creation. A haunted tour that is both scholarly and thrilling. An "E" ticket ride to the darkest, most glorious regions of Disney's imagination!" Imagineer (and original Haunted Mansion designer) Rolly Crump wrote the foreword, and Disney Legend Floyd Norman wrote the introduction. The book is available at www.doombuggies.com/book.
AWARD WINNING COSPLAYER|
Tina is a local Costume Designer/Cosplayer. With the help of her husband they have created some of the most Amazing Disney designs all based on popular Disneyland Rides. Tina has won many awards in the biggest Disney Costume contest ever over the years... D23. This year Tina and her husband created a magnificent costume based on the "DUMBO" Ride in Fantasyland and she will have this costume on display at the Show.
BOO From MONSTERS INC
We know this is last minute and also not the right picture BUT we wanted to let you know Mary will be at the Mouse-Con to see fans and we didnt have time to make her a picture... Mary is best known for playing the voice of "Boo" on the Disney/Pixar film... "Monsters Inc"
The DISNEY UNIVERSE PODCAST|
The Disney Universe Podcast is a bi-weekly show talking about topics from the all over the Disney company along with it's many IPs such as Pixar, LucasFilm, Marvel, Muppets, 20th Century Studios, and more. Plus YouTube content at Disney Universe TV
Due To Filming Obligations, Alanna Will Have To Postpone Her Appearance At This Years Show.
Alanna Ubach is a famous Actor/Singer who started out as a child actress. Alanna has starred in over 200 Television, Theatre and Film projects!! She made her first appearance at the age of 7 on "Romper Room". Her early TV/Film Roles include "Beekman's World", "Sister Act 2", and "The Brady Bunch Movie". Alanna is currently starring in "Euphoria", which is HBO's second most watched series since 2004! She was recently nominated for a SAG award for her performance as Judge Jeanine Pirro in "BombShell".
Alanna has voiced numerous characters in cartoons and video games. Alanna is Mama Imelda in "Disney's Coco", which won the Oscar for Best Animated Film. She has voiced Liz Allan in "The Spectacular Spider-Man", the title character on "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera", Lola Boa on "Brandy & Mr. Whiskers", and Strudel on "Pound Puppies". She has voiced characters in "Grand Theft Auto V", "Ben 10: Omniverse" and "Monsters at Work".
Alanna starred in both "Legally Blonde" movies as Serena, Elle's best friend. She also starred in "Meet the Fockers" with Ben Stiller, "Waiting", "The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce", "See Dad Run" and many more films and TV shows.
Alanna is married to 16 time Grammy award winning record producer Thom Russo Jr.
PANELS & TALKS SCHEDULE
SATURDAY EVENING ONLY!
PIN TRADING EXPERIANCE Sponsored By MY-D PINS
EXHIBITORS ROOM OPENS AT 10:00AM Till 5:00PM
11:00am STROMBOLI STAGE
ADVENTUROUS IDEAS with C.ANDREW NELSON & JERRY CORNELL
Combining the talents of people from Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel, and all throughout the entertainment industry, Adventurous Ideas is a new production company creating mind-blowing full cast audio dramas. During this panel the founders of Adventurous Ideas, Jerry Cornell and C. Andrew Nelson, will be previewing their upcoming slate of releases including "Heroes of Extinction", "Dark Park", "Extinguished Worlds", and so many other fascinating and intriguing tales. Joining Jerry & Andrew for the panel will be many of the cast and crew to discuss their projects and the production process behind these stories that are sure to delight and entertain you. As their company motto states, all great stories begin with Adventurous Ideas!
12:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
RICK & RICK: Over 40 Years of Working for the Mouse
Rick Farmiloe and Rick Law discuss their careers as storytellers and artists for Disney and beyond.
1:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
53 YEARS of HAPPY HAUNTS: The Impact of the HAUNTED MANSION
Ghost Host Jeff Baham, the founder of DoomBuggies.com and the Mousetalgia Podcast, will take you on a tour through the twists and turns of popular culture that both impacted and were impacted by Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion. We will also have time for a Q&A about the Haunted Mansion's history, so bring your most pressing questions!
panelav: HDMI projector with a sound system and a mic would be great.
2:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
BAMBI: Meet the Original Voices of Bambi & Thumper.
Meet Donnie Dunagan (Bambi) and Peter Behn (Thumper) and hear the story of working with Walt Disney on one of his most Classic Animated Creations... BAMBI!
3:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
We Were On Screen With Luke Skywalker... Were You?
A fun talk about working for George Lucas on one of the Greatest Sci-Fi franchises in cinamatic history... Star Wars. With Kevin Thompson & C Andrew Nelson.
4:00pm STROMBOLI STAGE
The 6th Annual MOUSE-CON COSTUME CONTEST!
Come help cheer on the folks in Costume and have some fun in our 6th Annual Mouse-Con Costume Contest
DISNEY COSTUME/COSPLAY CONTEST
Yup! Its official! We will be having a Disney Costume/Cosplay contest.
Actual Pictures from past Mouse-Con Costume Contests.
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
Children: (15 & Under) 1st Place
*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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