Hi friends. It’s been a long since I’ve posted due to silly things like work, my Mac failing, travel and everyday life. But I’ve gathered some interesting items over the past weeks, so let’s dive in.
On another note, when my computer failed, I lost all my bookmarks, so I’m not sure where most of the items came from. But if you really want to know where to find something, let me know. I’ll do what I can to track down the source for you.
This table was made for the Disney Channel offices. Note Donald’s feet behind it.
Cupcakes from @mteexox on Twitter. Check out her blog here.
A magnificent cubist R2-D2 by Tommervik. Check out more here
Some Disney mashups below:
This next set I found in Devantart. They are absolutely beautiful:
And finally, some Disney tattoos:
Dear readers, I apologize for the delay. Clearly my day-job got too busy for me to keep up. I’m discovering in the Disney blogosphere, you miss a day, you miss a lot. I see bloggers tweeting about posts several times a day, sometimes with something new, sometimes repeating old news or posts. Frankly, I have a hard time wading through it all. Always, my goal was to talk about some interesting Disney news and facts, interview some former cast members and see where it went. And whereas I’ve meet some amazing people and even gotten some work out of it, I question why bothering to do it. Am I doing anything special or different to share my love of the Disney Parks? Should I be? Or should I even worry about it? Time will tell and will dictate the direction. In the meantime, I’ll continue posting stuff I find interesting and fun to read, I hope you continue to follow along…
On with the show!
Alderaan weather forecast. Awesome.
Snow White Anime from The Chive.
Disney princesses as Jedi warriors. Sweet.
Blackbeard 'welcomes' guests to Pirates of the Caribbean. Word is he'll spend the Summer and then Davy Jones will return.
More fun on Splash Mountain. I should have a contest to find the funniest ride photo.
Every time I see this, I laugh. And check out the woman in the back, I guess she's there to review your taxes.
And some fresh Disney tattoos:
More to come!!
Updates are slow coming, but we’re committed to bringing you interesting Disney updates that you may not see anywhere else. So, let’s not waste time and get right into it…
Some cool Boba Fett font art
I have got to get one of these! Haven’t seen this online yet for purchase. If you see one in the parks, let me know.
Who doesn’t love some crayon art. By color even.
A new pin featuring Dug from ‘Up’ inside the world of ‘Tron’ complete with ID disc. Last I checked these were sold out at Disneystore.com, so the parks are your best bet.
And some new Disney tattoos, leading off with what may be my favorite Disney tattoo I’ve seen so far, a cool sketch of Mike and Sully!
It’s been a few days, so lets jump right in:
Pixar released the first image from it’s new short, La Luna. It looks great, but the man on the right looks an awfully lot like Flint’s dad in ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’
This piece of awesomeness is by Andrew Chesworth. He’s an animator and blogger who did this for May 4th.
Leonard Maltin writes about a new auction of Disney artwork including actual letters from Walt over at vegalleries.com.
Included is this beautiful concept painting from Cinderella. As I’ve mentioned before, I can’t wait to see a Disney movie in an artistic style like this. Come on Pixar, I’m looking at you…
A great post here about Disney Anniversary celebrations over the years.
Star Tours Live has new pics of the new Star Tours cast member costumes here.
Matt Rhodes, an art director at BioWare, painted some great Disney stuff like the one above, and posted them. Yes, that’s the Genie and Arial escaping Maleficent, Jafar and Ursula. More here.
And some Disney tattoos:
Hello all. We lead off today with a an announcement: today is my 16th wedding anniversary to my lovely bride Jenny! We met in SoCal, so of course I immediately took her on a date to Disneyland. We waited until our daughter was 3 to go back to Disney World, but we haven’t stopped since. The photo is from our February trip with my favorite, Stitch. Happy Anniversary dear. Love you.
Keith Richards returns to the POTC as Jack’s father, Captain Teague. This has been reported as the first look at Richards, but I’m not sure. He popped up in the first teaser trailer. Image here. Thanks to Stitchkingdom.com for the image. More photos here.
Above is what we’re told is the new Blu-Ray box for Star Wars: The Complete Saga. The set, released on September 16 of this year, will feature all 6 films plus over 40 hours of extras. More here. I’ll just say one thing: this box art is not how you say ‘good.’
These adorable Mickey and Minnie ‘cake pops’ were found on Etsy today. Cute! More here.
A great blog post from Mouse Planet about pet peeves in the Disney Parks. While I tend to turn a blind eye to a lot of these, kids are kids and when you load them up on sugar and throw ‘em into an amusement park, they’re bound to be a little hyper, I did agree with a few of them. The enormo-backpacks are a pain, especially in line for Big Thunder Mountain. But mine would be the ‘It Used to be Better’ people. I know ‘Alien Encounter’ was awesome, and I miss the Sky Buckets too, but I love Stitch and my daughter likes ‘Great Escape.’ Fantasyland NEEDS to be expanded, and frankly, ‘Test Track’ is fraking awesome. You changed over the past 20 years, why shouldn’t Disney?
Happy Birthday to the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, opening this day in 1988. I love this Pavilion! A great ride, fantastic food, beer and what I’m told from female friends at work, the cutest guys in Epcot.
And your wicked-awesome Disney tattoo of the day
Not much Disney news today that everyone else has covered to death, so here’s some stuff I bet you didn’t see anywhere else…
An excellent interview with a Haunted Mansion Cast Member here.
The Florida 'love bugs' are back.
And some Disney tattoos for your enjoyment:
This one is from my home town of Athens, GA. Click on the image to see some fantastic tattoo ink.
We lead off with this year’s Stars Wars Weekends poster.
I don’t post a lot about new Vinylmations, but this new set is astounding. It’s the Vinylmations Bento Box, complete with ginger, wasabi and chopsticks. More here.
New Summer movie toys were previewed over the weekend, including Cars 2 and POTC. More here.
A LEGO Captain Jack from the LEGO Store in New York City.
Pirate Brands has introduced a line of products to tie-in with the new POTC movie. Proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
I stumbled onto these beautiful Disney shots on Flickr. More here.
Behind the Scenes of the first TMNT movie with Jim Henson. Henson’s workshop designed the animatronic heads.
Behind the Scenes on 'The Empire Strikes Back'
Hoth in your freezer. From The Chive.
From this week’s Post Secret.
And today’s Disney tattoo:
In addition to a Disney monorail set, you can now pick up your own Disney Parking Lot Tram. Just don’t forget to remember where you parked. You can read more about bring actual Disney rides and attractions home after your vacation here.
An interesting collection of Disney film icons/fetishes. Find more here.
A great collection of mondo and minimalist movie posters, including the Disney ones above, here.
Some Epcot Flower & Garden Show fun. From The Chive.
And finanly, your Disney tattoo of the day:
Some fun and interesting tidbits from around the internets:
A fantastic interview with a current Magic Kingdom custodian, Kevin. Jeff Heimbuch does a great job.
A new featurette on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides here. And some saucy POTC mermaid shoots here.
And a new X-Men: First Class trailer with new footage here. Great footage so far, am interested in hearing Banshee’s scream however. Havoc, always my fav X-Man, looks cool.
And some more Disney tattoos. More info here:
Interesting 3D Projection Mapping story here. Mentions the tech as being like a ‘Disney ride’ but doesn’t mention that Disney already does this.
Diszine has a piece about the upcoming wine tastings at Jiko – The Cooking Place at the AK Lodge here. If you’ve never eaten here, what are you waiting for? Kid friendly, on the Dining Plan and quite possibly the best food I’ve ever had. Anywhere. And South African wines…don’t get me started. The best in the world right now.