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Fun Fact - Tinker Bell Model

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 15, 2013 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (40)


A longtime myth is that Marilyn Monroe was the live action model for Tinker Bell from Peter Pan (1953). The truth is the live action model and pantomime was Margaret Kerry as confirmed by Marc Davis the animator. Marilyn Monroe was just rising to popularity when Disney released Peter Pan which led people to believe otherwise.

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Fun Fact - Hook

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 15, 2013 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (50)

I just watched Hook (1991) last night (I know it isn’t Disney, its Spielberg) and found out an interesting fact. Remember the scene when Tink is carrying Peter to Neverland and they fly over the kissing couple on the bridge and sprinkle them with pixi dust so they start floating? Did you know that is actually George Lucas and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)? Now you know.

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Disney Movie Logo

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on November 18, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (121)

I was asked if there was a reason why Disney uses the Cinderella Castle in the movie logo intro.

As far as I know, it isn't either, but a representation of both. In the past it was obvious that it was the Sleeping Beauty Castle, but kow it is a little hard to tell. Can you tell the difference?

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Wreck-It Ralph - Movie Review

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on October 31, 2012 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (45)

I watched Wreck-It Ralph last night and let me tell you, that movie is so AWESOME. I want to go see it again before it leaves the theater.

Sarah Silverman’s character, Vanellope, is the cutest character ever. She has a much larger roll in th...

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The forgotten voice of Bill Thompson?

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on April 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (49)

Bill Thompson was best known for voicing the lovable Droopy Dog character, but he did quite a few voices for Disney as well.

Droopy Dog - Droopy shorts (1943-58)
White Rabbit & Dodo – Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Mr. Smee – Peter Pan (1953)
Jock – Lady and the Tramp (1955)
King Hubert –

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Movie Trivia - Bill The Lizard

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 31, 2012 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (47)


In The Great Mouse Detective (1986), there is a lizardin Rattigan's gang. He made an earlier appearance as Bill, the lizard with a ladder, in Alice in Wonderland(1951).

Sing along with Ratigan's gang.

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Film Trivia - Enchanted

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (40)


In one scene, Prince Edward rides a bus through Times Square. In the background a large poster that can be seen advertising the musical play Wicked, which originally featured Idina Menzel, who plays Nancy in Enchanted in the starring role of Elphaba. Furthermore, Stephe...

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Film Trivia - Cinderella

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (47)


Elaenor Audley
who was used to do the voice of Lady Tremaine (and also voiced Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Madame Leota in the Haunted Mansion) was also the live action reference model for the animators of Cinderella (1950) as well as Sleeping Beauty.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean is 45 years old.

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (45)

 


Today marks the 45 year anniversary of one of the parks most popular attractions, Pirates of the Caribbean.This was the last attraction Walt himself was involved in creating. It is said to be his favorite...

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Hidden Mickey - Matterhorn Bobsleds

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (49)


(picture of the actual coat of arms)

The red and white coat of arms with a key on it is for Obwalden (a state in Switzerland). It is on the post as you wait in the right side...

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Fun Facts - Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (43)

Sleeping Beauty's Castle is modeled after "Neuschwanstein,” the Bavarian castle built by King Ludwig II from 1869-1886 in Schwangau, Germany.

Fun Fact - Radiator Springs Racers

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (526)

As of now, it has cost Disney $200 million to build the new Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land in California Adventure.

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Tower Of Terror voice of Rod Serling

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Following theTwilight Zone television credit sequence, Rod Serling's opening lines in theintroduction video during the queue are as follows:

"Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of...

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The first Disney movie to VHS

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on February 21, 2012 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (46)

Disney's released 13 titles to VHS on March 4, 1980. They were only released in 4 cities to test out the renting capability of the films. They were Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose and then to the rest of th...

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Fun Fact - Pirates Of The Caribbean

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on February 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (48)


The chair Captain Jack Sparrow is tipping back in when you go up the final lift is the prop chair from the Disney movie Haunted Mansion (2003). Master Gracey (played by Nathaniel Parker) is sitting in it during dinner.

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on February 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (48)


 There are 6.3 million gallons of water on the attraction.

 

Fun Fact - The Sailing Ship Columbia

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on February 1, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

When it was constructed in 1958, it was the first three-masted windjammer to have been built in the United States in more than 100 years.

Fun Facts - Fantasia

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 30, 2012 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (4)

The sorcerer's name in the 1940 animated film Fantasia is Yen Sid. His name came from spelling Walt's last name backward, Disney.

Jumpin' Jellyfish - Fun Facts

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (37)


This attraction is titled after the catch phrase "Jumpin' Jellyfish" used by Sebastian in The Little Mermaid (1989).

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The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh - Fun Facts

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on January 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (52)


This attraction was originally supposed to go in Toontown where the attraction Roger Rabbits Car Toon Spin is now located.

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