|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 20, 2018 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
#59. Peter Cushing, the actor who portrayed Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, has twelve-inch feet. Costuming didn’t have time to custom make the boots for his costume so they hurt his feet on the first day of shooting. On the second day, he asked George if they could shoot him from the waist up because his feet were hurting and he needed different shoes. For the rest of the filming he wore carpet slippers on his feet and he was filmed...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 18, 2018 at 4:30 AM||comments (0)|
#49. Robert Englund, who became Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street films, was down at the studio to audition for Apocalypse Now (1979) in the late 70’s for the production company American Zoetrope. American Zoetrope was founded by George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas had used the company when he made his films THX 1138 (1971) and American Graffiti (1973) before he made Lucasfilm a sub...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 18, 2018 at 4:25 AM||comments (0)|
#2169. Mark Hamill’s kids made appearances in the Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017). His oldest son, Nathan Hamill (born June 25, 1979), portrayed Saile Minnau. His second born son, Griffin Hamill (born March 4, 1983), portrayed Salaka Kuchimba, and his daughter, Chelsea Hamill (born July 27, 1988), portrayed Koo Millham. All three of them were part of the Resistance and survived all the attacks by The First Order and ended up on C...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on December 29, 2017 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
Ben Burtt was working with the sound department. He recorded himself breathing in a scuba respirator to get the iconic breathing sounds for Vader.
Burtt also recorded the beeps and boops for R2-D2 and did the sound mixing to get the sounds we hear from C-3PO.
The voice of Chewie was created by Burtt mixing the sounds from bears, walruses, lions, sick animals, and badgers. Mayhew would either speak English lines or just ye...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 4, 2017 at 12:45 PM||comments (1)|
Check out these photos from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. They show what the scenes looked like before and after the CGI (Computer Graphics) were added in.
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|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 29, 2017 at 10:50 PM||comments (2)|
"Don't tell heem, Carlos. Don't be cheekin." That most notable line from Disneyland's Pirates of The Caribbean was spoken by well known voice actress June Foray. June passed away at the age of 99.
Here is the bio I wrote about her in my new book.
June Foray – (Born September 18, 1917, in Springfield, Massachusetts-July 26, 2017). There have been times when Mel Blanc was referred to as the male version of June Foray. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on June 30, 2017 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
Disney is planning on changing the infamous Auctioneer scene in Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean in 2018, along with Disney World’s Pirates. We get the frequently spoken line “We wants the redhead,” from this attraction. Pirates first opened on March 16, 1967, just four months after Walt Disney passed away. Walt was only able to experience the Auctioneer ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on May 27, 2017 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
Opening today is the new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!
(I will be updating this as things are discovered)
In the entry level of the attraction before boarding, there are lots of Easter Eggs hinting at all of the Marvel films or other Disney things;
• Cosmo the Spacedo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on May 11, 2017 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Indiana Jones Adventure attraction in Disneyland has the same track layout and EMV’s (Enhanced Motion Vehicle) as the attraction Dinosaur in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.
|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 25, 2017 at 12:55 PM||comments (0)|
MERMAIDS IN DISNEYLAND? That’s right they are real. For the summers of 1965, 66 & 67 you could have caught a glimpse of them. They would swim around for 4 hours each day to entertain guests by doing aquatic stunts. Sometimes they would swim up to the people floating by in the submarine and peek through the porthole. Some of the girls started to complain about the fumes from the then diesel subs and the high chlorine content of the water. So it pressed Disney to remove...Read Full Post »