Annual Walt Disney's Hometown ToonFest
Each year, Marceline, Missouri, Walt Disney's boyhood hometown, hosts internationally acclaimed cartoonists during Walt Disney's Hometown Toonfest. Guest artists attending this year: Pete Doctor (Monsters, Inc.), Chris Browne (Hagar the Horrible), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Mike Peters (Mother Goose and Grimm), Dan Piraro (Bizarro), Tom Wilson, Jr. (Ziggy). These artists and their fans will gather in the small rail-stop town where Walt lived from 1906 until 1911. Many times during his legendary career, Walt Disney returned to pastoral Marceline both to research its locale and lifestyle for his films, and to achieve personal renewal. The annual Toonfest recognizes the influence that Marceline had on Walt Disney's animated cartoons and it toasts the accomplishments of today's all-star American cartoonists.
Walt Disney's Hometown Toonfest