Press Release from Toonfest.net - May 17, 2005
DISNEY FESTIVAL WILL CELEBRATE CARTOONING

MARCELINE, MO. (05/17/05) – Marceline, Missouri, hometown of Walt Disney, will host internationally acclaimed cartoonists for Walt Disney’s Hometown Toonfest Sept. 16-17. The cartoonists and their fans will celebrate Disney’s boyhood in Marceline, the little rail-stop town where Disney lived from 1906-1911.

The Toonfest will recognize the influence that Marceline had on Disney’s animated cartoons and toast the accomplishments of today’s all-star American cartoonists. Disney returned to pastoral Marceline numerous times during his legendary career for locale and lifestyle research for his films, and for personal renewal.