The Creator of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck at Havana’s Hotel Nacional

Walt Disney was a hard-working and talented artist gifted with far-sighted vision and the capacity to materialize what he imagined. In time this would make him known as the Magician of animated cartoons, who founded enterprises, studios and developed techniques valid still today.

Walt Disney was thirty years old in 1931. He had studied in an academy of fine arts and also took a correspondence course as a caricaturist. He later joined sign-painter Ub Iwerks and began to advance, or rather to make surprising steps forward in film.

Almost alone, with the help of his secretary and later wife, Lilian, and some other dreamer with inexhaustible imagination,

Disney took classic characters of infantile literature – Little Red Riding Hood, Alice… to animated cartoons. And he dared further when he created Mickey Mouse, the first of several cartoon characters that would flood the world of children with fantasy.

The Magician of Animated Cartoons Stops in Havana

Walt Disney was a hard-working and talented artist gifted with far-sighted vision and the capacity to materialize what he imagined. In time he would become known as the Magician of animated cartoons, found enterprises, studios, develop techniques, ...

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Ernán López-Nussa Takes us Closer to the Divine

With a versatile and innovative CD that combines classical and popular elements, the virtuoso musician has won the CUBADISCO Grand Prize once again.

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The Villa Manuela Gallery is Ten Years Old

In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Villa Manuela Gallery will offer an exhibition with 19 contemporary Cuban artists, all who been a part of its history.

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Between Zanjón and Jarao: The Forgotten Feat of General Bonachea

Another forgotten drama of Cuban independence during the lesser known years of the wars (February 1868 - April 1879).

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Latin America Doctv: a Desire for Integration

La Isla y los Signos (Raydel Araoz), award winner in the fourth edition of the Competition for Documentary Projects organized by the Program to Promote Production and Broadcasting of Latin American Documentaries, known as Latin America Doctv, premiered in the Charles Chaplin Theater in Havana.

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