I've had some private messages sent to me with questions in regard to some comments I made in previous blog posts. I've checked with the individuals who asked the questions (whose identities will be kept anonymous), and they were amenable to me answering in public forum. I do it this way because I figure someone … Continue reading Some Clarifications
Leave it to the House of Mouse to find new and creative ways to suck away my time and money, even after I've drawn lines in the sand, and make me say "thank you." For example, just based on the opening track alone, the new DuckTales is drawn badly, animated badly, and even the theme song is … Continue reading Take My Money, Disney
It doesn't seem like that long ago that I discovered the Walt Disney Records Legacy Collection soundtracks... and promptly ordered them. What I couldn't figure out is how I'd missed them when they were first released, and why there were only a dozen titles. I mean, why stop? There are two built-in audiences for these … Continue reading Disney Legacy Collection Returns!
I was looking for a quick listen this morning, and I keep a stockpile of such audiobooks in my library for just such moments. It just so happened I was feeling a bit nostalgic too. It's been a dog's age (no pun intended) since I last read this book. As a kid, it was one … Continue reading The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Fantasia is my all-time favorite animated Disney film. I've seen this one more times than I can count, certainly more than any other in the Disney catalog. It's where I first realized how truly beautiful animation could be on its own, divorced of or otherwise downplaying the … Continue reading Fantasia, 1940
Seems like I tend to do these personal updates on Fridays. I suppose it's kind of a mental exorcism so that I can reboot for the weekend? Sure, that makes sense. Let's go with that. At any rate, I dug around in some interesting stuff this week, and I don't know who cares, but I … Continue reading Sonic Safety Nets and Other Updates
I've been going back to the well of favorites recently. Between the passing of Roger Moore and Adam West, my lowered expectations over Wonder Woman and The Mummy having been met, and the unfortunate writing choices revealed in the new Darth Vader prequel comic from Marvel, I feel like fandom has kicked me in the teeth the last … Continue reading What’s New?
I've got just enough time before I leave for the concert tonight to post this. I got home from work to find the Disney Movie Club sent my free gift. I have to admit, I'm more than a bit jazzed. I wanted to share this real fast. This is a limited edition lithograph from (of … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast Autographed Art
Following the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Walt Disney and his fledgling studio were rolling in confidence, experience, and enough money to make dreams come true. New facilities were purchased, old debts were paid, and Walt's vision of what was possible was positively boundless. If not for his brother Roy … Continue reading Pinocchio, 1940
"We don't cater to the child but to the child in the adult -- what we all imagined as kids is what we'd like to see pictured." -- Walt Disney There's a very old saying that I live by: when you find something that inspires you, learn about what inspired that, and then in turn … Continue reading Walt Disney and Europe by Robin Allan