Mary Blair Honored by Google Doodle on 100th Birthday

Mary Blair Google DoodleOn what would be her 100th birthday, Google has honored artist and Disney Legend Mary Blair with its popular doodle feature.

Known widely for her designs and inspiration for the “it’s a small world” attraction, created for the 1964-65 Worlds Fair in New York City, Blair joined the Walt Disney Company in 1940 in the animation department, working on a few film projects such as Dumbo and a follow-up to Fantasia. In 1941, Blair and her husband, along with Walt and Lillian Disney and several other artists went to South America on a three month goodwill tour as documented in the film Walt & El Grupo and produced classics such as Saludos Amigos and Three Caballeros as a result. She would then go on to work on several more Disney films before leaving the company, only to return a decade or so later to work on “it’s a small world” and several other projects for both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts.

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Video: Google Has a Toy Search Story to Tell

Following up on its much buzzed about Super Bowl ad, Parisian Love, Google has added yet another new classic search story to its collection. Using soundbites from the Toy Story film trilogy, Google has cooked up Toy Story: The Discovery in honor of the release of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3.

Don’t forget to pause the video at about the :33/:34 second mark. You might catch a little easter egg from the Google Bunny involving a certain lucky charm for Pixar hamming it up a bit.

Search on.

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Disneyland Paris and Google Take Their Acts to the Streets

Although on the surface it’s not quite as impressive as presenting Disneyland Paris in 3D, the theme park allowed Google to take its Street View car on a tour of Main Street, USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Walt Disney Studios and more. As a bonus, the Google team undertook this task in October, as the park celebrates Halloween. So be on the lookout for Halloween decor and pumpkinheaded folk painting the park orange. Needless to say, a few familiar faces also pop up along the way. Read more about the new DLP Street View here, or check it out right now here.

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Disney Brings ABC and ESPN Content to YouTube

It is now being reported that Disney and Google have reached an agreement in which Disney will provide short-form videos from its ABC and ESPN libraries via ad-supported branded channels. The ESPN channel is set to launch first in mid-April with the ABC channel (including SOAPnet) to follow in May.

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Who’s Your Nanny? Mary Pops In on Google’s Street View

Mary Poppins on Google's Street View

Ever since Google rolled out its Street View in Britain about a week ago, it’s been fraught with controversies and curiosities including this particular woman who bears a practically perfect resemblance to a well known caregiver. According to this article on WalesOnline, the guilty party is an internet terrorist group going only by the name google.

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