Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Part of Our World for Two Decades!

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of Disney's "The Little Mermaid", the movie that introduced the world to the world's most beloved mermaid-turned-human, Ariel! She currently is number one on my top five Disney Princesses list. Only problem is I don't know whether to celebrate the occasion as Ariel's 20th birthday or her and Eric's 20th wedding anniversary since they got married at the end of the film. Anyway, if you have a VHS or DVD of the movie, today would be a good time to watch it in honor of the occasion.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Homestar Halloween

If you've ever been to the Homestar Runner website often like I've been doing, then, you'll know they have a cartoon for Halloween every year. This year, the theme is "Doomy Tales of the Macabre". In it, Strong Sad, the youngest and least self-esteemed of the Brothers Strong, shows a little back bone and writes a "Death Note" like book, exacting his revenge against all his friends in Free Country, U.S.A. since none of them bothered to invite him to their Halloween parties this year. My favorite part is where Strong Sad writes about his older brother, Strong Bad, having human hands instead of his usual boxing gloves. It made me laugh seeing S.B. trying to type on his computer with real hands. Real hands! But don't take my word for it, go over to the site and give it a look for yourselves. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Paper Faces on Parade at Disney

Since its opening, Tokyo DisneySea never celebrated Halloween like Tokyo Disneyland did. ...until now. This year, TDS is holding a park-wide Halloween celebration with masquerades as its theme.

Mickey and Minnie are already getting into the spirit. (No pun intended.)

For starters, they've got an elaborate stage show in front of the Tower of Terror called "Mysterious Masquerade". I've seen videos of it posted this past week on YouTube already through a search of "Mysterious Masquerade" and I don't even have to know Japanese to know what's going on. It got me thinking about wanting to bring it to the states with a slight variation: Stitch (yes, the Stitch from "Lilo and Stitch") and Angel take the place of Donald and Daisy, Timon (of "The Lion King") would fill in for both Chip and Dale, Tigger (one of Winnie the Pooh's friends) would be the one hypnotized into being the pirate captain instead of Goofy so that the Goof could be the hero in Mickey's place, and Tinker Bell would be the hostess and after a failed attempt to save Stitch, Angel, Tigger, and Timon with Pixie Dust, Tink would become the Egyptian Queen instead of Minnie. The songs are already in English, so, all that remains is adding English dialogue since not everyone in the U.S. speaks Japanese, myself included.

Another fun Halloween show at TDS is the "MOUSEquerade", a greeting show where "Meet & Smile" is usually held. It's a fun little show that, again, you don't need to know Japanese to enjoy it. I've only seen these on YouTube and I'm sure there's more to TDS's Halloween event. Just go to this post on the Blue Sky Disney blog for more info. For now, I'll keep watching the YouTube vids. As Tigger would say: "TTFN! Ta-ta for now!"

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Top 5 Disney Princesses

I'm super excited to get Disney's newest animated film, "The Princess and the Frog", on DVD. Even before the movie hit theaters, I got hooked on its heroine, Tiana, the first African-American Disney Princess.

Yes, I like the Disney Princesses. After all, I am a girl, duh! But even I have my favorite princess. Actually, I have more than one fave. So, in true radio DJ fashion, I'm posting a top five list of my most favorite Disney Princesses. They are as follows:

5. Aurora from Sleeping Beauty
4. Cinderella, the title character
3. Belle from Beauty and the Beast
2. Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

And my number one favorite Disney Princess is...

Ariel from The Little Mermaid (What can I say, I have a thing for mermaids.)

Jasmine from Disney's "Aladdin" was at the number five spot, but after seeing "The Princess and the Frog" in theaters (and twice, I might add), Tiana shot up to number two, bumping Jasmine off my top five list. (Sorry, Jasmine. I still like you though.) In any case, Ariel will always remain my number one favorite Disney Princess. If you've ever seen "The Little Mermaid", you'll know why I like her the most. But all the Disney Princesses are great in their own way. Let's face it, Princesses rock!

UPDATE 1/20/10: The official Disney Parks blog is asking readers who their favorite Disney Princess is. I'd tell them my fave, but I'm not a member of the blog. It's still worth a read, go see.

Just Who Was Bugs Bunny's Dad Anyway?

First off, I want to apologize to Bugs Bunny about not noting his birthday on July 27th like I did last year. I was busy with real life. (My mom shares her birthday with Bugs which is part of the reason.) Lame excuse, I know, but still, I bet you don't spend all your time online either.

Now that I got that off my chest, I'd like to address something I've come across while looking at the updates on Cartoon Brew. It seems that Martha Sigall, the last survivor of Termite Terrace, had just posted a video on YouTube about the history of the creation of Bugs Bunny. (She even mentioned Daffy Duck's popularity near the end of the vid.) See it here through Cartoon Brew. Although Ben "Bugs" Hardaway (Did I spell his last name right?) created a Daffy-esque bunny for 1938's "Porky's Hare Hunt" (in which, the bunny would first tell Porky the famous Groucho Marx line "Of course, you realize that this means WAR." years before the wabbit himself would often declare that as his revenge vow to his adversaries in the Chuck Jones directed shorts) and his name was on the bunny's model sheet (shown as "Bugs' Bunny" which led to our wascally wabbit's given name), it was Tex Avery's 1940 cartoon "A Wild Hare" who gave the rabbit his personality, not to mention the iconic catchphrase "Eh, what's up, doc?" which would kick start the everlasting career of the hare we came to know as Bugs Bunny. Ain't he a celebrity?

So, here's to Bugs Bunny, no matter who created him first. And maybe next year on his 70th birthday, I'll post something really memorable. ...as soon as I get enough resources.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Off-topic, but very serious. My E-Mail problems have passed, but I'm keeping this post up to warn those who use Hotmail.

When I first started this blog, I had a Hotmail account for my E-Mail. Now, I'm afraid it's being abused. It started when I got this message saying that they need my username and my password or they'll shut down my account. I fell for it like Elmer Fudd fell for Bugs Bunny in drag. Suddenly, my family and other contacts are getting an E-Mail from somebody else under my E-Mail address asking for money! I am so screwed! So, if you have a Hotmail account and you get an E-Mail that threatens to shut down said account, DON'T RESPOND! Do not go through what I went through! Because of all this, I've now gotten a new E-Mail account with G-Mail. I learned from my mistake and hopefully, this will never happen to me again. I hope, I hope, I hope!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Thriller is Gone

Sorry I didn't post this sooner, but it is sad news. I'm still bummin' over this. You already know this, but I just had to post that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, had died on June 24th of this year. So, why would I post this at all if it's all over the news? Well, I liked M.J.'s songs. From his days in the Jackson 5 to that iconic Moonwalk, he kept me groovin' to his hits for a long time. It's a shame that he had to go out in this way. I'll truly miss him.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Score Another Milestone for Donald Duck!

Donald Duck, Disney's temperamental water fowl, celebrates his 75th birthday today! D23, the official site for Disney fans, marks the occasion. So does the Today in Disney History blog since this is the day he debuted in the Silly Symphony "The Wise Little Hen" as they kindly pointed out here. Even Blue Sky Disney honors the milestone in the duck's history. There's even an article online about a man who came to Disneyland to celebrate his 75th birthday on the same day as Donald's! Read all about it here. And in case you missed it, here's my post on the duck's birthday last year with as many links I could find at the time. I'm sure you'll want to search YouTube for "The Wise Little Hen" to watch the cartoon to celebrate. After all, it's always nice to see where the Disney duck got his start. Happy Birthday, Donald!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mickey Mouse Loses His Voice

It wasn't until recently I learned the sad, sad news. It appears that Wayne Allwine, who voiced Mickey Mouse since 1983's "Mickey's Christmas Carol", passed away a couple days ago (May 18th, 2009). This post on the WDWMAGIC.COM forums is where I found out. Other internetters posted tributes to him:

April Winchell, voice of Clarabelle Cow and daughter of the late Paul Winchell: Here.
Honor Hunter at the Blue Sky Disney Blog: Here.
Jerry Beck at Cartoon Brew: Here.
John Frost at the Disney Blog, whose post asks for additional online tributes: Here.
Michael J. Ruocco at the For the Birds Blog: Here.
The news at Toonzone: Here.

Looks like Mickey's gonna be speechless for a while.
Wayne Allwine was the best Mickey in my opinion (even better than Walt Disney who first voiced the mouse) and no other could take his place.
Aw, gosh. I'm really gonna miss that fella.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Almost "Goofy"

Goofy's big day is almost here, on May 25th to be exact, but some people, like the folks who maintain the WDWHistory YouTube channel are celebrating early on the 12th which is today. Here's their video that commemorates it. I'm preparing a fanfic for Goofy to honor him, but it probably won't be posted by his birthday. In the meantime, here's my previous post on all the "Goofy" links I could find at the time. So, Happy (Early) Birthday, Goofy! Keep us laughing.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My First Blogiversary

Today marks the day when one year ago, I started this blog. Check out my first entry here. One year later and still not many comments. Come on, guys! Get with it! Share your opinions with me! Choose one of my post and leave a comment already! Oh, well. Even with the drought of comments, I still have plenty of stuff I'm thinking of blogging about in the near future. Hopefully then, I can get more comments on here. Keep in mind though, I won't post often as I'm just flat-out lazy, but that doesn't mean I won't surf the web for flickr pics and YouTube videos. ...mostly for Disney stuff, like Goofy (the cartoon character, not the verb). And Sailor Moon. I've redeveloped a passion for Sailor Moon recently. About three years ago I started watching the Sailor Moon musicals in Japan (known by fans as Sera Myu) on YouTube, thanks to Curiosayh and sailorwarsupreme. But I'll ramble about that in a future post. For now, leave a comment. On any of my posts. Sometime this decade would be nice. Please?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Dream Disney Remakes

Honor Hunter over at Blue Sky Disney posted about what movies he'd like to see Disney remake. That got me thinking about what I want to see Disney remake. I already commented in said post, but here's what movies I'd like to see from Disney.

1. Xanadu
This has been on mind quite a while since I saw Disney's "Hercules". I'm a fan of Xanadu (the movie with Olivia Newton-John, not the Broadway show) and figured "Why not use the muses from 'Hercules' in this film?" As for casting the leads, I'd pick Monique Coleman from "High School Musical" as Kira/Terpsichore, Orlando Brown from "That's So Raven" as Sonny Malone, and Nathan Lane as Danny McGuire. (I like "High School Musical" even though I'm an adult. ...still living with my mother.)

2. Babes in Toyland
I recently got the idea of Mickey Mouse and his friends in this remake of Walt Disney's musical. Here's the cast list:
Mickey Mouse as Tom, the Piper's Son
Minnie Mouse as Mary, Quite Contrary
Donald Duck as Jack Be Nimble
Daisy Duck as Little Bo Peep (she dresses as Bo Peep in some episodes of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse")
Goofy as Simple Simon
Huey, Dewey, and Louie (Donald's nephews) as Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Pete (Mickey's nemesis) as Barnaby, the Crooked Man (or should I say, Crooked Cat)
Scrooge McDuck (Donald's rich uncle from Duckburg) as the Toy Maker
Ludwig von Drake as Grumio, the Toy Maker's assistant
J. Worthingthon Foulfellow (from Walt Disney's "Pinocchio") as Gonzorgo
Gideon (also from "Pinocchio") as Roderigo
Since Huey, Dewey, and Louie are the only kids in the cast, this version allows them, as Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, to look for the sheep for Little Bo Peep. So, Daisy, who plays Bo Peep, has a minor role as does Donald, who plays Jack Be Nimble. The two stay behind in case the kids come back from the Forest of No Return. However, Goofy, who plays Simple Simon, joins Tom and Mary, a.k.a. Mickey and Minnie on the search for the kids and from there, help out in the toy factory in Toyland. (Well, Goofy is my favorite classic Disney character. How could I not include him in this remake at all?)

Of course, these are just my ideas. What do you think, though? Leave a comment here sometime and let me know if these are good ideas for remakes. 'Kay?