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May 4, 2018

Disney Comics Celebrates Free Comic Book Day


Pick Up Free Disney Comics on Saturday, May 5 at Participating Local Comic Book Shops

This Saturday, May 5, is Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), an annual event where fans and families are encouraged to visit local comic book shops and pick up free copies of featured comics. This year, three all-ages Disney Comics titles will be featured at the event. Be sure to pick up your copies this Saturday:

Disney Princess Ariel Spotlight by Joe Books


This special FCBD issue of Joe Books's best-selling Disney Princess comic strips will put the spotlight on Ariel for the very first time! Collecting both new and fan-favorite strips, this exclusive comic book will contain giggles aplenty as everyone's favorite mermaid seeks out sunken treasure, tries to figure out human gadgets and gizmos, and embarks on new adventures with Flounder and Sebastian. Featuring FCBD exclusive cover artwork drawn by Disney Princess comic strip artist Amy Mebberson.

Star Wars Adventures by IDW

In this all-new story set before Star Wars: A New Hope, feared bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM finally have two of the biggest scoundrels in the galaxy in their sights! Timed to follow hot on the heels of Star Wars Day 2018!

Nightmare Before Christmas Zero’s Journey #0 by Tokyopop


When Jack Skellington's faithful pet Zero gets lost, the ghost pup must get the help of the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. With Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays?

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April 1, 2014

Disney Legend Tony Baxter and Designer and Sculptor Terri Hardin to Appear at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn in April

(Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday April 1, 2014): Disney Legend and Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Advisor Tony Baxter, and designer, sculptor and puppeteer Terri Hardin will be making an appearance at Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn on Sunday, April 20, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Tony is a 47-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company. He began his career working on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Park, working his way up to Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, before retiring last year. During his tenure, Tony worked on the design and creation of some of the most notable attractions in the Disney Parks, and had a large hand in the overall concept of Disneyland Paris. It was through Tony's work on Disneyland Paris that he met Terri Hardin.

Terri is a renowned designer, puppeteer and sculptor in and out of Walt Disney Imagineering. She worked on the popular Disney Parks attractions Captain EO, Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D, and Disneyland Paris' Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, among others. Terri worked directly with Tony throughout the Big Thunder Paris project. Noticing her skill and work ethic, Tony gave her the job of creating Disneyland Paris' Dragon's Lair attraction.

Terri will be signing copies of her autobiography, Tales from Terri: A Disney Sculptor's Life. Tony will be signing copies of Poster Art of the Disney Parks, for which he wrote the foreword. Imagineers Vanessa Hunt and Danny Handke, authors of the book, will also be on hand to sign. The barn's souvenir shop will have both Tales from Terri: A Disney Sculptor's Life and Poster Art of the Disney Parks for sale the day of the event for your convenience.

Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn is located at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum at 5202 Zoo Drive in Griffith Park. The barn is open the third Sunday of every month. Admission and parking are free. The barn is operated on behalf of the Walt Disney Family Foundation by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity. The Foundation's mission is to preserve Walt Disney's railroad legacy. This is accomplished through: sharing our volunteers' and supporters' love of railroading; teaching our children to understand the role that railroads served in building America; and encouraging the continued appreciation of railroading.

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