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
I've had a handful of new followers recently. Welcome to all of you! For those of you who are new, and thus probably not aware, from time to time I'll blog simply for the sake of blogging. In doing so, I can force myself to organize the thoughts buzzing around in my skull, and for those … Continue reading Random Updates
Seems like it's been a dog's age since I offered a proper update of things. I suppose I could actually go back into my blog and see for myself when that was, but sometimes -- rarely, but sometimes -- the fugue state is actually welcome. It makes me feel a little more human. On the repair … Continue reading Some Catching Up To Do
It's been hailed as one of the greatest movies of all time, a milestone in animation. Through masterful storytelling and visual artistry, it dispelled what can only be called the ignorance of the age and forged a path forward for the creation of a body of work that has continued to endure eighty years and … Continue reading Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937
The last few days, I've been immersing myself in the magic of Walt Disney, specifically the early years, the European influences, and the road to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Simply put, overwhelm is understatement. I've known for a long time the level of work and innovation that went into this film, but I've been … Continue reading In the Mind of a Genius
I freely acknowledge that I'm up to my armpits in debt now. Home repairs will cause that to happen. I can't do anything about it except move on with my life. That includes the idea of planning out how to pay for all that back there. Thing is, I've moved past the stage of anger … Continue reading Bad Monkey!