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Annette Funicello

  • Leonard Maltin
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    A Fond Farewell To Annette

    I was honored to be asked to host a celebration of Annette Funicello’s life at the Walt Disney Studio yesterday, where Stage One—home of the "Mickey Mouse Club"—was rechristened in her honor by Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger.

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    Annette in "Mister Piano Man"

    To help draw more attention to the Annette Funicello Fund, Orlando Florida-based animator Bob Duane took artist Kevin Kidney's paper cut-out design of Annette and animated it in the stop-mo style of Bill Justice and X. Atencio.

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    5 Essential Annette Funicello Movies (And They're Not All At The Beach)

    Within the few days or so, we have heard about the deaths of Roger Ebert and "Queen of Prep" Lilly Pulitzer. Following the rule of threes, we have also lost one of America’s sweethearts. Original Disney teen sensation and "Beach Party" star Annette Funicello passed away yesterday, due to complicatio...

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    Appreciating The Animated Annette

    Annette Funicello's passing has created a huge wave of emotional reaction, and it shouldn't be forgotten that Annette also made her mark in animation. Not in a Disney feature or even a cartoon short, but in a set of wonderful stop-motion sequences created by two other Disney Legends, X Atencio and B...

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