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Old 08-05-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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Walt Disney's Big Heart and His Letter to a Little Girl

I came across these series of letters from 1964 starting with a little girl who liked Woody Woodpecker wrote to Walt Disney. We all know that Walt Disney didn't create Woody but he knew who did.

I'll let you read the results but it really shows that these guys had big hearts.

http://www.itats.org/walt-disney-woo...dpecker-wendy/

Now I understand the term "Uncle Walt".
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
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Very cute, thanks for sharing !!
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That was a fun read.

It's fascinating to think that at the time he was extremely busy with the "Florida Project", yet still took time out of his day to respond & make sure that her letter got sent to Lantz.

Definitely a different time than our current day of form letters being approved by the legal department.

Thank you for sharing!
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:01 PM   #4
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I guess they knew who paid their bills.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:04 PM   #5
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Cute! Woody Woodpecker is pretty cool.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:58 PM   #6
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Love Walt's sentence about Bugs Bunny! Thanks!
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That's awesome!!
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How sweet and yes certainly shows how different things are today.
Thanks for sharing these. wonder where this Wendy is today ?
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That's adorable! Thank you for sharing.
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That was a fun read.

It's fascinating to think that at the time he was extremely busy with the "Florida Project", yet still took time out of his day to respond & make sure that her letter got sent to Lantz.

Definitely a different time than our current day of form letters being approved by the legal department.

Thank you for sharing!
I agree with you. I can't imagine many corporate types these days responding to one letter.
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How sweet and yes certainly shows how different things are today.
Thanks for sharing these. wonder where this Wendy is today ?
I would also love to know where Wendy is today.
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I loved Walt's letter to Walter and his comment about getting "blamed for everything".

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I think Walter Lantz had some connection to the Disney company somewhere in his past. I'll have to look it up.
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They crossed paths. Disney was exiting the Universal door as Lantz was entering it . Interesting when you research something. There is alot of credible info about Lantz on the internet. I found out his wife, Gracie, also was the voice of Woody Woodpecker. Just one example: http://www.cemeteryguide.com/lantz.html
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #15
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Didn't Mel Blanc do the laugh?
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