Disneyana Legends Award Luncheon!

As you may have read in my memoir, I was not as fond of wearing my EARS as the other Mice, so as an adult I can wear a baseball cap with Mickey Mouse Club logo and all is swell!

I was honored to receive my Disney Legend Award from the Disneyana Fan Club at their July 18 Awards Luncheon in an Anaheim hotel  near Disneyland. 

It was a special event, made even more so by being with my fellow honoree, Disney Legend Floyd Norman (below) who began his Disney career at age 19 and was the first black cartoonist/animator at Disney Studios. 

The interviews from the Awards Luncheon will be posted eventually.  My interview was preceded by my audition "demo reel." Take a look: 6 minutes of 12 different characters.



This award looks like an award  - - instead of a nude, gold man. 

I prefer this one.




Thanks to everyone involved with DisneyanaMania 2014: the officers and volunteers, the great and loyal fans who attended the Legends Luncheon and stayed afterwards to talk, as well as those who purchased The Accidental Mouseketeer, videotapes and autographed photos.  

Having the opportunity to spend a few minutes with the doubly legendary animator Floyd Norman was an exceptional experience - - check out Floyd's blog HERE.




Right to left:  My  "Legends interview" with Chair Allan Halcrow; accepting the award; a moment in time with Floyd and DFC's Scarlett Stahl, also a regular columnist for Mice Chat. Scarlett Stahl's photos reprinted  by permission from Mice 

READ and/or LISTEN!!

DAN CUNNINGHAM'S interview with me -- posted in written form -- is unique He added a number of graphics and other information that makes this piece very enjoyable for every MMC fan! 

Blogger Dan Cunningham
My Photo

Also, I enjoyed a convivial conversation with blogger and Disneyphile JASON PEVERETT in Florida.
Check  out The Peverett Phile, August 29 edition.  


Call to action -- help a really good rumor become a really happy reality!  

Wouldn't YOU like to see the eight remaining ORIGINAL Mouseketeers 

(Lonnie, Cubby, Tommy, Bobby, Karen, Sharon, Doreen, Darlene)  


Honored as Disney Legends at D23 in  2015? The 60th anniversary of the original Mickey Mouse Club!

Thanks to Stu Shostak for first posting the details; check them out below.

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              Here's the latest from a summer 2014 Scarlett Stahl column for Mice Chat: 

"Please note: 2015 will be the 60th Anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club. The Walt Disney Company has their Disney Legend Award Ceremony during D23. It is rumored that the Mouseketeers will be honored as Legends at the event with their autographs and handprints to be cast in bronze and placed at the Walt Disney Studios Disney Legend Plaza. I certainly hope this rumor pans out to be true. . . . donít you?!"  

YES, Scarlett, we DO give a mouseka-darn!!

At the end of DAN Cunningham's interview (link above) about my updated memoir, THE ACCIDENTAL MOUSEKETEER  learn how YOU can join in nominating the remaining eight original Mouseketeers.

Thanks to Stu Shostak for our 2.5 hour live radio interview (show 357) AND for posting the info below on the show's FB page on February 28:

"Also, don't forget to BUG the D23 people about making the [eight living] original Mouseketeers Disney Legends at their 2015 gathering - e-mail. . . them at or call them toll-free at (855) 323-5973. Lonnie and the others deserve to be made legends! 

Also, very special thanks to Lonnie, who, as one of the original nine, including the late Annette, has the power to make YOURS TRULY an honorary Mouseketeer - and he did just that on the show. TRULY HONORED doesn't begin to describe my feelings to now be a small part of that legacy. Thanks, Lonnie!"

Thanks, Stu, for what you are doing on behalf of the Original Mouseketeers!



It is now available on Kindle for $4.99 and from me in paper, personally signed to you and shipped (US only) for $23. 

I have written an entire NEW chapter and updated the book to 2014.

Visit the publisher's web page:

for Kindle or for unsigned copy at $17.99 and shipping

Later this year, or thereafter

my definitive book on team comedy will be updated from 2000 to 2014 under the new title

Great Comedy Teams: 1898 - 2014

and will also be available as a Kindle ebook or in print from my new publisher,
Theme Park Press 


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Remember . . .

Every day is Anything Can Happen Day . . .
if you work on it! 





MOUSEKA-James Dean  


At age 13 in my 'cycle jacket,

levis & 'cycle boots
- only allowed at

Hollywood Professional School 

on rain days -
but I was always ready!

No license, no 'cycle
but I WAS READY!!!



To view my tribute to Annette, with

 additional photos, plus the

invitation and program for the

private remembrance of her life,

please visit

Remembering Annette 


Thanks to Dave Mason, Saturday's Toys, for sharing this artwork from MY107.


Some Things to Check Out

 LAST CHANCE - ONLY A FEW LEFT of the first edition of my memoir, available only here with a personal autograph.  Details at:

While you're browsing, leave time for cartoons - now 70+ of them; the Mousekartoon link is on
Anything Can Happen Page .  

Also,  Now and Again - Writings by Lonnie Burr, a glimpse into a separate area of my life and work.   

My involvement with museums and libraries around the country is at 

My Gifts to Museums and Libraries

 or on the Anything Can Happen Page .

And, of course, other never seen before photos and items here and there.


Two Mouseketeers* enjoying "100 Years of Magic" at WDW.

 *The late Roy Disney, Jr. who may have lost his EARS off of his world class sailboat.


CHIP and I are sad that DALE is missing. 







and speaking of memoirs and memories. . . 



For your memorabilia searches, check out Dave Mason's SATURDAYS TOYS.  Dave is a great guy with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Disney. He has several pieces of my personal memorabilia for sale. He also has lots of other swell Disney, Disneyland, WDW and other items -
want a check signed by Lucy? [For the young, that would be the hilarious Lucille Ball.] 


Wannabee baseball players

Shea Stadium 1983 . . .

[I am not a mouseka-knucklehead but I am preparing for my knuckle ball.]


         Mouseka-wannabees. . .
and why they weren't cast!

ears too pointy - fake eyebrows

no place for ears - tasteless nouveau riche gems

naughty hips - among other things

orphan annie eyes - and other things-  crossed the wrong way

beard violates disney policy - hands in pockets suspect

chops cherry trees and owns slaves!

never smiles. mass-murderer

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a  a a a a a a



 013, 2014  Lonnie Burr
Some photographs © Disney