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Deadpool Isn't The First Rated "R" Comic Book Movie

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on February 21, 2016 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (82)

All this talk of Deadpool being inappropriate for children, which it is, brings to mind all the other comic book movies. Deadpool is far from being the first rated R "hero" film.

What are your thoughts? Did you see the film? Would you ignore the R rating and take children to see it?

When I saw it opening night there were at least 6 children in the theater that looked under the age of 9.

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R.I.P. Kevin Corcoran

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on October 8, 2015 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (69)

Sad day today as I just found out about the passing of Kevin Corcoran. He was huge child star in Disney films. I grew up watching Swiss Family Robinson and Old Yeller. Not only was he in many Disney films, but he was also in television episodes for Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

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20 MORE Disneyland Fun Facts You Don't Know

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (83)

I have seen lots of blogs written titled “Things You Didn’t Know About Disneyland” or something similar. People would post them on my wall or tag me in the posts so I could read through them. The problem is I knew them all already, or they were very common Fun Facts like “Walt’s apartment above the f...

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Peter Ustinov, The Voice Of Prince John

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 7, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (53)

Peter Ustinov (1921-2004) was a well known English actor. In 1968, he portrayed Blackbeard's Ghost in the Walt Disney film of the same name. He returned to Disney and did the voice of Prince John in the film Robin Hood (1973).

Oswald's First Appearance

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 7, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (125)

Where did Oswald come from? From 1923 to 1927 Walt and his fellow animator Ub Iwerks were animating a series called Alice Comedies for Winkler Pictures, which was run by Margaret Winkler (the first woman to produce animated films, and was the pro...

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The Talented Voice Actor Paul Winchell

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (136)

The voice actor Paul Winchell is best known for voicing Tigger in 29 of the Winnie-the-Pooh movies (1968-1999), Gargamel in The Smurfs (1981), the Siamese cat named Shun Gon in The Aristocats (1970), Boomer the woodpecker in The Fox and the Hound (1981), and as Zummi Gummi in Adventures of ...

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Pluto Wasn't Always Named Pluto

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 5, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (1)

As we celebrate Pluto's 85th birthday today, I want you to know a little more about him.

FUN FACT: Pluto wasn’t always named Pluto. In fact, he didn’t even have a name in his first cartoon. He was one of two unnamed hounds to chase down an escaped Mickey Mous...

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R.I.P. Dean Jones

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 3, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (4)

RIP Dean Jones.

Sad to announce the passing of the classic Disney actor.

He was in many many Disney movies including;

That Darn Cat! (1965)

The Ugly Dach...

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Frozen: The Family In The Sauna

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 31, 2015 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (152)

This past has been going around facebook for awhile. In Frozen, when Anna goes to Wandering Oaken's Trading Post, there is a family in the sauna which Oaken brings light to by saing "Ooohoo, hi family" and waves to the people in there. People have assumed that the couple in the sauna are both males because the one on the right has short hair and that Disney implanted a gay couple into the scene. It isn't true. I attached a zoom in of the scene so you can ...

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Dumbo Opened Late

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 16, 2015 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (72)

Dumbo The Flying Elephant opened almost 1 month after Disneyland opened. It was originally located over by Village Haus Restaurant, but was relocated to it's present location in 1983. It replaced The Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant.

Dumbo Used To Have Working Ears

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 16, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (1)

FUN FACT: Dumbo The Flying Elephant was supposed to open when the park did, but because of issues with the 700 pound fiberglass prototypes, they had to wait. Dumbo originally had ears that flapped up and down, but they proved problematic, so the ears just stayed locked into place until the mid-1960’s when the ...

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Are Frozen and Tarzan Connected?

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 14, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (55)

I guess this could be possible since Frozen took place in the 1840's-1850's, and Tarzan took place in the 1880's. But then that would mean Tarzan would be 30-40 years old.

So are Elsa, Anna, and Tarzan all siblings?

What are your thoughts?


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Disney Princess Siblings

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 7, 2015 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (80)

FUN FACT: Merida, Ariel, and Anna are the only official Disney princesses to have biological siblings.

Spirited Away Is Top Grossing In Japan

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (51)

FUN FACT: Spirited Away was released in 2001 and has made almost $500 million worldwide ($330 million in Japan) since it’s release, making it the top grossing film of all time in Japan, trumping Titanic’s intake in Japan which held the top spot.

Margaret Kerry Was The Voice Of The Mermaid

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 3, 2015 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (47)

FUN FACT: Peter Pan: The voice of the red-haired mermaid when she says "We were only trying to drown her" was provided by Margaret Kerry. She spent 6 months with the animators for Peter Pan pantomiming out the movements for our favorite pixie, TinkerBell.

The Mermaids On Peter Pan

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (68)

When you fly over the mermaid lagoon one of the mermaids resembles Ariel from The Little Mermaid (1989). She was not intended to look like Ariel, this is a myth that one hopes to be true. Since this attraction was built in 1955 and refurbished in 1983, the film did not yet exist. On the other hand, the mermaid in the mermaid ...

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Blaine Gibson - Imagineer, artist, sculptor

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 29, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (125)

I am sorry it took me so long to write up this post, but I wanted it to be as perfect as I could get it. Disney lost a great man and artist last week and I wanted this to do him justice.


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Disney Concept Art

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 26, 2015 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (5)

When creating an animated Disney film, Disney animators draw concept art to see if they like the look of a character before settling on the one that they end up using. Here are a few examples;


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Barbara Luddy and her Disney Voice Work

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 25, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (70)

FUN FACT: Barbara Luddy (1908-1979) is best known for her roll as Lady from Lady and the Tramp (1955). But she had many other rolls she played for Disney;

Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Mother Church Mouse from

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