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The Mermaids of Tomorrowland

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 25, 2017 at 12:55 PM Comments 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...

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R.I.P. John Hurt

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 27, 2017 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)


R.I.P. John Hurt

January 22, 1940 - January 27, 2017

John played many characters throughout his 55 years of acting. He has 205 movie and television credits to his name. He will be remembered by all. Here are just a few of the movies/tv series that I know him from.

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Flounder Easter Egg In Moana

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 24, 2017 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (1)


Flounder from The Little Mermaid can be seen in Moana when Maui is singing the “You’re Welcome” song.

40min 35 seconds into the movie.

Zootopia Poster With Hidden Mickey

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 19, 2016 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

HIDDEN MICKEY: In the Zootopia poster, you can actually see a young zebra holding a Mickey Mouse doll.

Bootleg Movies In Zootopia

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 19, 2016 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In Zootopia, Duke Weaselton is selling bootleg movies with titles like Pig Hero 6 (Big Hero 6), Wrangled (Tangled), and Wreck-It Rhino (Wreck-It Ralph). All are nods to past Disney films. There are also nods at future films like Meowana (Moana), Giraffic (Gigantic), and Floatzen 2 (Frozen 2).


A Bug's Life Easter Egg

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 7, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In a bug's life, you can see the Lion King: On Broadway poster on the side of one of the boxes in the bug city.

Rich Moore was the director of Zootopia and Wreck-It Ralph

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 6, 2016 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Rich Moore was the director of Zootopia and Wreck-It Ralph. He provided the voice for Doug the Ram, Sour Bill, and Zangief.

Alan Tudyk's Many Voices

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 6, 2016 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Alan Tudyk was the voice of Duke Weaselton in Zootopia (2016), which was a play on the character the Duke of Weselton in Frozen (2013), who was referred to as the Duke of Weaselton. He was also the voice of King Candy in Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Alistair Krei in Big Hero 6 (2014).

Ward Kimball: Animator and one of Walt's Nine Old Men

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 4, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Ward Kimball (March 4, 1914 – July 8, 2002) joined Disney in 1934 in the animation department. His works includes Lucifer, Jaq, Gus and the other mice in Cinderella (1950), the Crows, Dumbo and Timothy Mouse in Dumbo (1941), Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio (1940), the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, March Hare, Walrus and the Carpenter, the oy...

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Imagineer Leota Toombs

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on February 27, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Disney Imagineer Leota Toombs provided the face for Madam Leota in The Haunted Mansion. Before working on The Haunted Mansion project, she worked on The Enchanted Tiki Room. This photo was from National Geographic around 1963.