You know, I never really wanted to live in a big house. My apartment is the size of Gandhi’s left buttcheek and I have a hard enough time trying to keep it clean. But the Walt Disney Woking Way Residence is for sale and if I had $3,650,000, I would be all over this shit. It truly is the actual real Happiest Place on Earth.
“Gated and historic home on large double lot, over one acre in total. Mediterranean entry, circular rotunda, painted ceilings, vaulted beamed ceilings, original stained leaded glass, Juliet balcony. The epic imagery: projection and screening room built for Walt Disney to watch his dailies, perhaps Snow White, Fantasia, Cinderella and enjoy private screenings. Beautiful floor plan: 4 bedrooms, 5 baths. Downtown views, pretty swimmer’s pool, billiard’s room with sleeping porch, 2 fun original bar areas and the original playhouse featured in The Man Behind the Myth. Renowned history from Hollywood royalty, yet… a place for your imprint could make this the happiest place on earth.”
Oswald The Rabbit, as you probably already know, was the animated character Disney and Ub Iwerks created between the Alice Comedies and Mickey Mouse. The first Oswald cartoon, Poor Papa, was rejected by the Universal studio because they thought it sucked, so Disney and Iwerks came back with Trolly Troubles, which was better because Oswald was younger and “neater.” That one launched the series.
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Did you know that Spanish painter Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney were pals? 66 years ago, they hatched a plan for a six-minute short. They had trouble funding it, so put it to a halt. But in 1999, Roy stumbled upon the project while working on Fantasia 2000 and decided to get it going again.
Destino tells the love story of Chronos and the problem he has when he falls for a mortal female. She dances through surreal scenery that looks like Dalí’s paintings. There aren’t any words, but the soundtrack is a single song by Mexican composer Armando Dominguez, and goddam is it a gorgeous tune.
Dopey, Grumpy, Doc, Bashful, Happy, and Sneezy - sounds like a cokehead to me
There are so many (unsubstantiated) rumors about Walt Disney; if you believe all of them he was a racist, anti semetic nazi sympathizer and he’s frozen and waiting to be thawed out somewhere in Sleeping Beauty Castle. I don’t believe those things mostly because I don’t want to.
But was he a hallucinagenic drug user? Were he and his animators all really high when they were making “Alice in Wonderland? Are the 7 Dwarfs their big inside joke about the 7 stages of cocaine addiction? Probably not – but it’s surely the funniest Walt Disney rumor I’ve ever heard.
On one hand it seems like everybody in the world knows Mickey Mouse and he’s everybody’s best friend. But on the other hand I wonder if we know him at all. He’s changed his name (it used to be Mortimer Mouse) and even his voice (Walt Disney gave him his original voice and his first words? Hot Dogs! ) – so I have to ask, “Mickey, what have you got to hide?” Continue reading
Smile while you can, hippies. Tear gas is on the way.
Walt Disney was pretty conservative and in the 60s he wanted a wholesome atmosphere at Disneyland so he had a strict “no hippies” policy. It’s true; I can remember when, if you were a man and had long hair, you couldn’t enter the happiest place on earth. Perhaps the very first example of young people “fighting for their right to party” was “Yippie (politically active hippie) Day”, August 6, 1970 at Disneyland. Continue reading
Lauren People always ask me who my favorite Disney character is and there are so many that I love. But when it all comes down to it, you can’t really beat Mickey Mouse. He is 100% cheerful and good, the happiest, best pal you could ever hope for. He lives in a world where nothing really bad happens, life is really simple and enjoyable, and you know everything will be okay. He wants the best for his friends. He treats others as he wishes to be treated. I mean Jesus, he’s starting to sound like Jesus. I mean, really. Mickey For President! Mickey Or Bust! WWMD?